Conversation with: Terrence Mann

Terrence Mann

Broadway actor Terrence Mann is starting his second year as artistic director of the Summer Nutmeg Series at the University of Connecticut. (Jim Michaud / Journal Inquirer

by Tim Leininger

There are few people in the world who can legitimately be defined as Broadway Royalty. Terrence Mann is one of those people.

Having starred in 14 Broadway shows and originating such iconic roles on the Great White Way as Rum Tum Tugger in “Cats,” Javert in “Les Miserables,” and the Beast in “Beauty and the Beast,” he was an inspiration to me when I studied acting, as well as to many other up and coming actors.

Mann has returned to the University of Connecticut for his second season as artistic director of its Summer Nutmeg Series, three productions that the university produces each summer.

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Mann (Terry to his friends) and speak with him about the upcoming season,


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