Terrence Mann Will Host CT Critics Circle Awards

Terrence Mann Will Host CT Critics Circle Awards
Terrence Mann Will Host CT Critics Circle Awards
Terrence Mann
Terrence Mann Will Host CT Critics Circle Awards
Paulette Haupt

Three-time Tony Award-nominee Terrence Mann will be master of ceremonies for the 27th annual Connecticut Critics Circle Awards 7:30 pm Monday, June 26 at Sacred Heart University's Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts in Fairfield. A private reception will precede the awards show.

The event, 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 theater.
Last year's top honorees -- Yale Repertory Theatre's INDECENT and Hartford Stage's ANASTASIA-- are currently on Broadway.
Mann is artistic director of the Nutmeg Summer Series at the University of Connecticut at Storrs. He 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 ASSASSINS.
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 Carolina School of the Arts, he is a professor of musical theater at Western Carolina University in North Carolina. He is married to actress Charlotte D'Amboise.
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 theater.
Previous winners of the Killen Award include Lloyd Richards, Michael Price, Gordon Edelstein, Michael Wilson, Lucille Lortel, and Carmen De Lavallade. Last year's winner was Anne Keefe, associate artistic director at Westport Country Playhouse.
Since 1978, Haupt has served as artistic director of the National Music Theater Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. In that capacity, she has selected and guided the development of more than 120 new musicals including NINE, AVENUE Q, VIOLET, THE WILD PARTY, IN THE HEIGHTS, and DARLING GRENADINE, which will be performed at Goodspeed Musicals' Norma Terris Theatre in Chester later this summer.
An associate producer for Polly Pen's GOBLIN MARKET Off Broadway, Haupt has commissioned, developed, and produced new works for OPERA America, the National Alliance for Musical Theater, and Columbia Artists Management.
Following her San Francisco Opera debut in CARMEN, for more than three decades Haupt was a music director and conductor of numerous operas and musicals in the US and abroad. As a pianist, Haupt has appeared worldwide in concerts with renowned musical theater and opera singers and was the only 'Plaidette' ever to perform in Stuart Ross's FOREVER PLAID in New York.
Since 2001, Haupt has commissioned, developed, and produced new works with her New York Company Premieres, including several works by Richard Rodgers Award recipients and a workshop of Lauren Robert's .22 CALIBER MOUTH (New Millennium Theater Company, Chicago, 2004). She continues to develop Premieres and its very successful "Inner Voices" series.

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