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Also Known As: Terrence V Mann, Terrence Vaughan Mann Died:
Born: July 1, 1951 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Ashland, Kentucky, USA Profession: dancer, singer, actor, songwriter, director, technician, keyboard player

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Two weeks after his 1980 arrival in NYC, Terrence Mann landed his first Broadway play, "Barnum", thanks to his ability to juggle and ride a unicycle, and has seldom been far from the Great White Way since. He donned fur for his next outing as Rum Tum Tugger, the Jaggeresque rock'n'roll feline of "Cats" (1982), and showed his true penchant for villainy as the fearsome Javert in "Les Miserables" (1987), garnering his first Tony nomination as Actor in a Musical. Perhaps his greatest triumph came as the Beast in "Disney's Beauty and the Beast" (1994), which brought him a second Tony nod as Actor in a Musical and praise from The New York Times: "Somehow, despite the masses of matted fur, the padding and the protruding incisors, he actually manages to convey the delicacy of awakening love." He appeared among Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's critically-acclaimed (but commercially-spurned) "Assassins" (1990, as Leon Czolgosz, the murderer of William McKinley) and also got to revel in his dark side as Scrooge in Madison Square Garden's "A Christmas Carol" (1995) and as the Javert-like Chauvelin in Broadway's "The Scarlet Pimpernel" (1997). Unfortunately, his second collaboration with Sondheim, the...

Two weeks after his 1980 arrival in NYC, Terrence Mann landed his first Broadway play, "Barnum", thanks to his ability to juggle and ride a unicycle, and has seldom been far from the Great White Way since. He donned fur for his next outing as Rum Tum Tugger, the Jaggeresque rock'n'roll feline of "Cats" (1982), and showed his true penchant for villainy as the fearsome Javert in "Les Miserables" (1987), garnering his first Tony nomination as Actor in a Musical. Perhaps his greatest triumph came as the Beast in "Disney's Beauty and the Beast" (1994), which brought him a second Tony nod as Actor in a Musical and praise from The New York Times: "Somehow, despite the masses of matted fur, the padding and the protruding incisors, he actually manages to convey the delicacy of awakening love." He appeared among Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's critically-acclaimed (but commercially-spurned) "Assassins" (1990, as Leon Czolgosz, the murderer of William McKinley) and also got to revel in his dark side as Scrooge in Madison Square Garden's "A Christmas Carol" (1995) and as the Javert-like Chauvelin in Broadway's "The Scarlet Pimpernel" (1997). Unfortunately, his second collaboration with Sondheim, the non-musical "Getting Away with Murder" (1996), failed to please even the critics.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Freedom (2015)
2.
 Mrs. Santa Claus (1996) Augustus P Tavish
3.
 Critters 4 (1992) Ug
4.
 Bump in the Night (1991) Ben Nicolaides
5.
 10 Million Dollar Getaway (1991) Robert Eaton
6.
 Stuck With Each Other (1989) Brian Whitestone
7.
 Light Years (1988) Collective Voice
8.
 Critters 2: The Main Course (1988) Ug--Bounty Hunter
9.
 Critters (1986) Johnny Steele--Bounty Hunter
10.
 Chorus Line, A (1985) Larry
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Took some time off from North Carolina School of the Arts to play in a "hometown" rock'n'roll bar band
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Worked as a dancer and technician at The Lost Colony amphitheater in North Carolina
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Spent two years with the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival in Chapel Hill
1980:
Moved to New York and within three weeks made his Broadway debut in the Tony Award-winning musical, "Barnum"; played the supporting role of Chester Lyman
1982:
Portrayed Rum Tum Tugger in the original Broadway cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Cats"; first association with director Trevor Nunn
1984:
Took a leave of absence from "Cats" to play King Arthur in "Camelot" at Raleigh's North Carolina Theater
1985:
Played assistant choreographer Larry in Richard Attenborough's disappointing film version of "A Chorus Line"
1986:
Portrayed an extraterrestrial bounty hunter in the horror film, "Critters"
1986:
Originated the role of Saul in "Rags"; first played the role in Boston and later in a brief run on Broadway
1987:
Had a brief run playing a prisoner named Jester on the CBS daytime drama, "As the World Turns"
1987:
Earned a Tony nomination as the fearsome Javert in "Les Miserables"; directed by Nunn
1987:
Appeared as a serial killer in an episode of "The Equalizer" (CBS)
1988:
Had recurring role on the ABC daytime serial, "One Life to Live"
1989:
Cast as Griffin Sanders on the NBC soap, "Another World"
1989:
Succeeded Jason Alexander as the narrator in "Jerome Robbins' Broadway"
1990:
Acted Off-Broadway in Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's "Assassins" playing Leon Czolgosz, the Polish immigrant who shot President William McKinley
1991:
Portrayed one of the gangsters involved in the real-life 1978 robbery of Lufthansa Airlines in "The 10 Million Dollar Getaway" (USA Network)
1991:
Directed and performed in several plays at the North Carolina Theater
1992:
Played the title roles in the New York workshop of "Jeckyll & Hyde"
1994:
Originated the role of the Beast in Broadway's "Beauty and the Beast"; earned second Tony nomination
1996:
Provided the voice of Oberon in the syndicated animated series, "Gargoyles"
1996:
Played arch-villain toymaker A.P. Tavish in the CBS movie musical, "Mrs. Santa Clause"
1996:
Acted in Sondheim's first non-musical play on Broadway, "Getting Away with Murder"
1997:
Portrayed the Javert-like Chauvelin in Broadway's "The Scarlet Pimpernel"
1997:
Played British General John Burgoyne in PBS documentary, "Liberty! The American Revolution"
1999:
Directed a musical adaptation of William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" at the Ordway Musical Theater in Minnesota; brother-in-law Christopher d'Amboise served as choreographer
2000:
Cast as Daniel in the ABC daytime drama, "One Life to Live"
2001:
Assumed leading role of Dr. Frank N. Furter in the Broadway revival of "The Rocky Horror Show"
2005:
Starred in the Broadway musical, "Lennon," about the life of John Lennon
2006:
Cast as Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd in a revival of "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas"
2007:
Played the regular role of Bob in the short-lived series, "The Dresden Files" (Sci Fi Channel)
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Will play the role of Mal Beineke, opposite Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth, in the musical adaption of "The Addams Family" (2010)
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Education

Largo High School: Largo , Florida - 1969
Jacksonville University: Jacksonville , Florida - 1969 - 1971
North Carolina School of the Arts: Winston-Salem , North Carolina - 1976

Notes

"Movies make one famous, Television makes one rich, and Theatre makes one good." --Terrence Mann

"My parents were always very supportive of me. They just love everything I do. Once, when I was at home in Clearwater my mother said, 'Let's go over to the mall and go shopping.' So I went and we came across this bookstore. Right outside, there was a sign: 'Come see Terrence Mann Sign Books!' She had set the whole thing up, knowing I wouldn't do it if I knew about it." --Mann to Anne E. Kornblut in Daily News, December 11, 1994.

About landing his first Broadway gig: "Joe Layton, who had been the director of The Lost Colony and also was a big Broadway director, was casting "Barnum" that winter. I literally walked in the door for the audition and saw Joe, and he said, 'Hi, Terry.' And I said, 'Hi.' He said, 'Can you juggle?' And I said, 'Yes.' He said, 'Can you do all the circus stuff?' And I said, 'Yes.' They teach you all the circus skills at the School of the Arts. I could ride a unicycle, juggle, walk a high-wire--all that stuff--plus act and sing a bit. So he gave me my first break in New York." --Mann, quoted in Show Music, Summer 1999, Volume 15,

"Right after 'Beauty & the Beast', my whole perspective on having work and having money relaxed a little bit. It's not like I have a lot of money--I'm not rich or anything. I can't stop working, but I am in a position right now where I don't feel like, 'Oh shoot, where is my next job coming from, I have to have a job.'

"I'm not sure that had as much to do with having money as it did with having a sense of who I was in the business; I am employed, and therefore I am defined, and therefore I have worth and self-esteem. And that's changed in the last few years. I don't have to be in shows to feel a sense of self-worth. Just being here is enough." --Mann to Show Music, Summer 1999, Volume 15, Number 2

He has acted in three pilots not picked up by their respective metworks: "Adams Apple" (CBS, 1986), "Philby" (ABC, in which he played the title character) and "Shangri-La Plaza", a musical-comedy pilot about the lives of the tenants of a Southern California mini-mall.

Mann received a Daytime Emmy nomination for his work on "As the World Turns" (CBS, as Jester) and also played Griffin Sanders on "Another World" (NBC), Theo on "One Live to Live" and Earl Jordan on "All My Children" (both ABC).

His official website ("Who's Da Mann?") is located at www.terence-mann.com.

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wife:
Juliette Mann. Playwright, screenwriter. Married in 1981; divorced; a writer on the soap opera "Loving" (ABC).
wife:
Charlotte d'Amboise. Dancer, actor, singer. Born on May 11, 1964; daughter of dancer Jacques d'Amboise; met while both were working on "Cats"; began dating while both were in "Jerome Robbins' Broadway".

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father:
Charles Mann. Sang in barbershop quartets.
mother:
Helen Mann. Concert pianist. Deceased.
father-in-law:
Jacques d'Amboise. Dancer, choreographer.
brother:
Charles Bryan Mann. Born c. 1953.
brother:
Timothy Mann. TV producer. Born c. 1965; worked as production coordinator on the 1994 Tony Awards.
brother-in-law:
Christopher d'Amboise. Choreographer, dancer.
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