Award-nominee Terrence Mann will be master of ceremonies for the 27th annual
Connecticut Critics Circle Awards on June 26 at 7:30 p.m. at SacredHeartUniversity’s EdgertonCenter for the
Performing Arts in Fairfield.
A private reception will precede the awards show.
The Monday night awards presentation,
which celebrates the best in professional theater in the state, is free and
open to the public. At the ceremony, Paulette Haupt, founding artistic director
of the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Music Theater Conference in Waterford, will be
honored with the Connecticut Critics Circle’s Tom Killen Award, given in
recognition of her 40 years of extraordinary achievement and service to Connecticut
Last year’s top honorees
-- Yale Repertory Theatre’s “Indecent” and Hartford Stage’s “Anastasia” -- are
currently on Broadway.
Mann joins the Connecticut theater community as artistic director of the
Nutmeg Summer Series at the University
of Connecticut at Storrs.
Mann received Tony
nominations for his roles as Javert in “Les Miserables,” as the Beast in
“Beauty and the Beast” and as King Charles in the revival of “Pippin.” He also
originated the role of Rum Tum Tugger in the Broadway production of “Cats.”
His Broadway debut was
in 1980 in “Barnum.” Other Broadway credits include “The Scarlet Pimpernel,”
“Rags,” “Getting Away with Murder,” “Lennon,” “The Rocky Horror Show” “Jerome
Robbins’ Broadway,” “The Addams Family,” “Finding Neverland” and last season’s
“Tuck Everlasting.” He was in the original off-Broadway production of
Mann also has a
recurring role in TV’s “Sense8.” Other television roles include the role of
Earl Boyd in “All My Children.”
In film, Mann played
bounty hunter Ug in the four “Critters” films. Other movie roles include “A Chorus Line” and “A
Circle on the Cross.”
He has also acted and
starred in productions at UConn, including “Les Miserables in Concert,” “Peter
Pan,” “Man of La Mancha” and “My Fair Lady.”
Mann will direct the first show of the Nutmeg season, “1776,” with performances
starting June 1.
A graduate of North CarolinaSchool
of the Arts, he is a professor of musical theater at WesternCarolinaUniversity
in North Carolina. He is married to actress
DIRECTIONS: EdgertonCenter for the Performing Arts 5151 Park Ave., Fairfield -- Just off Exit 47 on
the Merritt Parkway