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|Terrence Mann ~ Bio|
"Ray, people will come Ray. They'll come to Iowa for reasons they can't even fathom. [...] Oh... people will come Ray. People will most definitely come."
Terence Mann ~ Field of Dreams.
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"Movies will make you famous; Television will make you rich; But theatre will make you good."
Terrence Mann is a prominent singer and actor who has dominated the Broadway stage for the past two decades.
Terrence made his Broadway debut in 1982 in the Tony Award-winning show Barnum at the St. James Theatre. He played the supporting role of Chester Lyman. However, Terrence made his true break-through performance in the original Broadway cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats in which he created the memorable lead role of the "playful" cat Rum Tum Tugger.
In 1985, Terrence played assistant choreographer Larry in Richard Attenborough's film version of A Chorus Line.
In 1987, Terrence won the role of stoic Inspector Javert in the original Broadway cast of Les Misérables. His portrayal of Javert earned him his first Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role, a role which he would later reprise the during the closing run of the original Les Miserables at the Imperial Theatre.
Terrence earned his second Tony Award nomination in 1994 for his portrayal of the Beast in Disney's Beauty and the Beast. In 1997, Terrence created the role of Chauvelin in the Frank Wildhorn musical The Scarlet Pimpernel.
Terrence also starred in other musicals including: Rags (1986), Jerome Robbins' Broadway (1989), Getting Away with Murder (1996) and then, 2000 Broadway revival of The Rocky Horror Show (in which he played Frank-N-Furter).
Recently, he starred in the Broadway musical Lennon, which opened the summer of 2005, and closed soon afterwards. He then travelled to Costa Mesa, California to appear in the world premiere of The Studio, written and directed by Christopher d'Amboise, at South Coast Repertory in March, 2006.
Terrence has made guest appearances on tv shows such as The Equalizer, Gargoyles (voice of Oberon), The Tick (voice), and Law & Order.
Terrence is a graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts. He is a distinguished professor in musical theater at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina.Biography taken from Wikipedia.com. For more information on his Broadway career, please click here.