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Date of Birth: November 24, 1959 (63)

Birth Place: Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Bio:
Broadway: Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, War Horse, Exit The King, The Coast Of Utopia, The Rivals, Henry IV, Morning's At Seven, Arcadia, Abe Lincoln In Illinois. Off Broadway: NYSF Shakespeare In The Park, Our Town. International: Okichi, Misonoza Theater, Japan. Regional: the ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2021
Ensemble
  [US Tour]
First National Tour, 2020
Judge Taylor [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Shakespeare in the Park Revival, 2017
Fairy
Egeus
  [Off-Broadway]
Red Bull Theater Adaptation, 2017
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Ensemble
  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park, 2014
Verges
Antonio
  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Broadway Production, 2011
Performer [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Public LAB Shakespeare Revival, 2011
Lucius/Senator
  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Production, 2010
Count Achille Creux (Understudy)
Thomas Jefferson (Understudy)
Mercure (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2009
King Berenger (Understudy)
Guard (Understudy)
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 2009
Mr. Webb [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2007
Gottfried Kinkel
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Policeman
Franz Otto (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Semyon
Alexander Bakunin (Understudy)
Baron Renne (Understudy)
Peter Chaadaev (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 2004
David
Sir Lucius O'Trigger (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 2003
Pistol
Sir John Falstaff (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 2002
Homer Bolton (Understudy)
Carl Bolton (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1995
Captain Brice, RN
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1993
Ensemble
Abe Lincoln (Understudy)
  [Off-Broadway]
1991
Bardolph
  [Off-Broadway]
1991
Bardolph
  [Off-Broadway]
1990
Man/1st German/Doctor/Dr. Benberg/Cop/Technician
  [Off-Broadway]
1986
Mover/Son of Mar
  [Off-Broadway]
1984
Corby/Claudius/Martin
  [Off-Broadway]
1983
Servant
Cleante (Understudy)
  [Off-Broadway]
1983
Antiochus/Bawd/Ensemble
Pericles (Understudy)

David Manis Biography

Broadway: Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, War Horse, Exit The King, The Coast Of Utopia, The Rivals, Henry IV, Morning's At Seven, Arcadia, Abe Lincoln In Illinois. Off Broadway: NYSF Shakespeare In The Park, Our Town. International: Okichi, Misonoza Theater, Japan. Regional: the Guthrie, the Mark Taper, the Old Globe, Actors Theater Of Louisville, Williamstown, Center Stage, NY Shakespeare Festival, the Shakespeare Theater in D.C., The Acting Company, and many others. TV includes "Onion News," "Monk," "Frasier," "King Of Queens," and a telekinetic weatherman on "The X-Files."





David Manis News

Review: Sorkin's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Is An Update Fit for the New Banned-Books Era  Photo Review: Sorkin's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Is An Update Fit for the New Banned-Books Era ‚Ä" Dr. Phillips Center
by Aaron Wallace - Mar 23, 2023

Can you kill a mockingbird today without overkilling it? Sixty-three years after Harper Lee's iconic American novel released to instant controversy and enduring acclaim - nary a high schooler gets to cap or gown without an essay on it - this is the challenge confronting playwright Aaron Sorkin. Worry not; this mockingbird has a new song to sing...

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Cast Announced For Houston Premiere at Broadway At The Hobby Ce Photo TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Cast Announced For Houston Premiere at Broadway At The Hobby Center
by Stephi Wild - Mar 21, 2023

The complete cast is announced for the Houston premiere of the history-making production of To Kill a Mockingbird, Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin's new play, directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher and based on Harper Lee's classic novel. The production is scheduled to play April 25-30, 2023 as part of the Memorial Hermann Broadway at the Hobby Center 2022-2023 Season.

Review: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Hippodrome Theatre Photo Review: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Hippodrome Theatre
by Daniel Collins - Mar 16, 2023

What did our critic think of TO KILL A MOCKING BIRD at Hippodrome Theatre? Chances are, if you're a product of the American education system, you read Harper Lee's 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, in high school or college. And if you didn't, you've likely seen the 1962 film of the same name featuring Gregory Peck in perhaps his most famed role, lawyer and bastion of decency, Atticus Finch. The plot involving Atticus and his children, Scout and Jem, is in some ways, quite 'straightforward.' Atticus is asked to represent Tom Robinson, a black man falsely accused of raping a white woman. It's deep South, Alabama, 1934. It's not going to end well. However, it's what happens along the way, and afterwards, that makes this novel so worth reading, and this play, so worth watching.

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Comes to the Fabulous Fox Theatre Next Month Photo TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Comes to the Fabulous Fox Theatre Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Jan 17, 2023

The complete cast is announced for the First National Tour of the history-making production of¬†To Kill a Mockingbird, Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin's new play, directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher and based on Harper Lee's classic novel. The production is scheduled to play a multi-year national tour across North America that will include a two week run in St. Louis at the Fabulous Fox Theatre February 28 ‚Äď March 12.

Review: PEOPLE, PLACES &THINGS at Studio Theatre Photo Review: PEOPLE, PLACES &THINGS at Studio Theatre
by David Friscic - Nov 15, 2022

People, Places and Things are a constant trigger for addiction and anxiety in the probing and intellectually thrilling production of People, Places & Things now playing at the Studio Theatre.  A highly evolved play of substance that really pushes the boundaries of the subject of addiction is a top-notch tour de force courtesy of a very trenchantly observed and written play by Duncan Macmillan, above par technical elements, and excellent acting. 

Studio Theatre to Present PEOPLE, PLACES, AND THINGS Beginning in November Photo Studio Theatre to Present PEOPLE, PLACES, AND THINGS Beginning in November
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 8, 2022

Beginning on November 9 and running through December 11, Studio Theatre will bring Duncan Macmillan's People, Places & Things to the stage. The play will be directed by Studio Theatre Artistic Director David Muse, making his first in-person directorial appearance since the pandemic, and will be only the second production in Studio Theatre's new Victor Shargai Theatre. 

How Many Tom Stoppard Plays Have Been Performed on Broadway? Photo How Many Tom Stoppard Plays Have Been Performed on Broadway?
by BWW Features - Oct 2, 2022

Leopoldstadt marks the 19th production of a Tom Stoppard play to open on Broadway since Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead opened 55 years ago. Stoppard has won four Best Play Tony Awards, more than any other playwright in history. What are the 18 other productions of Tom Stoppard plays to open on Broadway? Let's take a look back!

BWW Review: FIREFLIES at Pioneer Theatre Company is Sweet, Simple, and Sometimes Subl Photo BWW Review: FIREFLIES at Pioneer Theatre Company is Sweet, Simple, and Sometimes Sublime
by Tyler Hinton - Apr 2, 2022

‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčFIREFLIES at Pioneer Theatre Company is a sweet, simple, and sometimes sublime drama about the twilight of life.

Pioneer Theatre Compant Presents FIREFLIES Photo Pioneer Theatre Compant Presents FIREFLIES
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 14, 2022

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the Utah premiere of an unconventional love story written by MATTHEW BARBER, FIREFLIES. Based on the novel ELEANOR AND ABEL by Annette Sanford, Fireflies premiered in 2017 at Long Wharf Theatre and will run at Pioneer Theatre Company April 1 - 16, 2022.

The Acting Company's ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT SERIES Launches Tonight With Dakin Matthews and Photo The Acting Company's ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT SERIES Launches Tonight With Dakin Matthews and Angela Pierce in TEA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 8, 2020

The Acting Company today announced the launch of its Alumni Spotlight Series of virtual readings and concerts celebrating the multiple talents of The Company's acclaimed alumni actors, who over two generations have been at the forefront of theater, television and film.

David Manis Videos

BWW TV: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Prepares to Make History at Madison Square Garden Videoplay
BWW TV: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Prepares to Make History at Madison Square Garden

by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 25, 2020

The Broadway production of To Kill a Mockingbird, Aaron Sorkin's new play, directed by Bartlett Sher, and based on Harper Lee's classic novel, will become the first-ever Broadway play to perform at The World's Most Famous Arena, New York's Madison Square Garden, in front of approximately 18,000 New York City public school students.

BWW TV: Watch Magical Highlights from A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Shakespeare in the Videoplay
BWW TV: Watch Magical Highlights from A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Shakespeare in the Park

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 31, 2017

The Public Theater is currently presenting its Free Shakespeare in the Park production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, directed by Lear deBessonet with choreography by Chase Brock. The show officially opens tonight, Monday, July 31 and runs through Sunday, August 13. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights from the show below!

VIDEO: 'CURIOUS INCIDENT's Toby the Rat Trainer Featured in New 'Backstage on Broadway'
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 30, 2015

This week's 'Backstage on Broadway' on New York's PIX 11 features Broadway's latest crop of animal stars and their trainers.

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with the Cast of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME- Part 2
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jan 18, 2015

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with the Cast of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME- Part 1
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 11, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured the cast of Broadway's THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME: Alex Sharp, Francesca Faridany, Ian Barford, Enid Graham, Taylor Trensch and Helen Carey, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Check out Part 1 of the interview below!

BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
by TV - Red Carpets - Oct 6, 2014

The National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is on Broadway at the Barrymore Theatre, currently in previews. The acclaimed new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel, directed by Tony Award-winner Marianne Elliott, officially opened last night, October 5. BroadwayWorld'S Richard ridge was on the red carpet to chat with all of the high-profile guests, and you can check out interviews with Tyne Daly, Steven Pasquale, Tony Danza and more!

BWW TV: Chatting with the Company of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME on Opening Night!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Oct 7, 2014

The National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is on Broadway at the Barrymore Theatre, currently in previews. The acclaimed new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel, directed by Tony Award-winner Marianne Elliott, officially opened Sunday night, October 5. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for the big night and below, you can check out interviews with the cast and creative team!

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 29, 2014

The National Theatre production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME is on Broadway at the Barrymore Theatre, currently in previews. The acclaimed new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel, directed by Tony Award-winner Marianne Elliott, will officially open on Sunday, October 5. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the cast in action below!

STAGE TUBE: Mark Haddon and Simon Stephens On Bringing THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME to Broadway
by Stage Tube - Sep 10, 2014

Watch Mark Haddon and Simon Stephens as they talk about bringing the National Theatre production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME to Broadway. In the fifth and sixth segments in a six-part series, Haddon and Stephens continue their discussions about adapting the best-selling book into a stage play and bringing the play from the West End to Broadway.

STAGE TUBE: Mark Haddon and Simon Stephens Talk Adapting 'CURIOUS INCIDENT' and Moving to Broadway!
by Stage Tube - Sep 2, 2014

Join Mark Haddon and Simon Stephens as they talk about bringing the National Theatre production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME to Broadway. In the second, third and fourth segments in a six-part series, Haddon and Stephens continue their discussions about adapting the best-selling book into a stage play and bringing the play from the West End to Broadway. Watch below!


David Manis Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has David Manis been in?
David Manis has appeared on Broadway in 13 shows.

How many West End shows has David Manis been in?
David Manis has not appeared in the West End