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Lynn Manuell

Birth Place: Grand Rapids Michigan

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Lynn Manuell began her career in Park Forest Illinois at The Illinis Theatre Center. She was featured as Mama in High Button Shoes, Hedy La Rue in How to Succeed and Celia in As You Like It. She trained at Steppenwolf Theatre, The Illinois Theatre Center, The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and in London with Cleo Laine's Wavendon Allmusic Program. Lynn has appeared in theatre and cabaret in Chicago, London and New York in over a hundred shows. She was in Andrew Lloyd Webber Unplugged, Remember me from Holy Redeemer High. Don't Cry Out Loud, She is on the board and is a director and actress for FACT theatre where she was featured in If The Pink Pump Fits (Martha) UFF'DA (Pink Hat Lady)and Treasure among others. She appeared in Ron Pallilo's The Lost Boy, and Featured in My DADDY IS THE BIGGEST STAGE MOTHER IN TEXAS as Aunt Faye. She has worked with Julia Genoveva Productions as Mother in The Twelve Chairs, Elaine in Elaine and numerous short play readings. She has worked online with Quarentine Players as Ruth in Blythe Spirit, Amanda in The Glass Menagerie, Hannah in Arcadia and others. She has worked with First Flight Productions in several plays by Maxwell Anderson and as The Witch in The Scarecrow and Marme in Little Women at The Hermitage. She runs a theatre arts program at PS 811@149 and is on the board of TOUCHING HUMANITY, an organization that provides theatre classes for special needs students.
Lynn Manuell is also President of International Production Management which is a consultant firm and press agency for performers. She has worked at Gatchell and Neufeld, NAMCO Booking, Tour de Force, AIS Productions, Bresner Management, Troika Entertainment. She has a background as a Company Manager, General Manager and Press Agent. She has represented numerous artists including Betty Buckley and Sarah Brightman.

Lynn Manuell Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Production Consultant

New York Theatre:

GENOVEVA PRODUCTIONS:

Elaine (Elaine), The Twelve Chairs (Mother), An Evening with Julia and Friends (Multiple short play festivals), Crossroads (Mother)

 

FIRST FLIGHT PRODUCTIONS:

The Scarecrow (the Witch presented at The Hermitage), The Queen by Maxwell Anderson,  Impolutable Pogo (Churchy) Rachel Carsons, Shakespeare’s Ladies at Tea (Portia)

 

FACT THEATRE:

My Boot Too (Miss Lovely), Hansel and Gretel Christmas (The Gingerbread Lady), My Daddy was the Biggest Stage Mother in Texas (Aunt Faye), If the Pink Pump Fits (Martha), Words and Wine Short Play Festivals, Standing Tall (Playwright and Reader 1), Multiple short play Festivals (Strawberry, New York Theatre Festival, Gaylicous, etc.)

 

QUARENTINE PLAYERS: (Online Play Readings)

Blythe Spirit (Ruth), Arcadia (Hannah), The Glass Menagerie (Amanda), Noises Off (Amanda), Run For My Wife (Barbara),

 

Unity Theatre Company:

Our Town (Narrator),  Enchanted April (Rose Arbothnot)

 

Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber Unplugged                          Musical Theatre Works

Don’t Cry Out Loud                                                                  Musical Theatre Works

Holy Redeemer High                                                               Don’t Tell Mama

Rebel Without Applause                                                        Café Arielle

Stars – One Person Show                                                       Inwood Music Series

Time To Start Living                                                               88’s

London:

Wavendon Allmusic Festival                                                  Queen’s Hall

Carrots Club                                                                            London

Pizza on the Park Cabaret                                                       Ealing

Chicago:

How to Succeed (Hedy La Rue)                                              Illinois Theatre Center

High Button Shoes (Mama)                                                    Illionois Theatre Center

The Medium (Monica)                                                            Prairie Theatre Productions

Two Gentlemen of Verona (Sylvia)                                        Shakespeare in the Park

As You Like it (Celia)                                                               Shakespeare in the Park

 

Training: BA Columbia College, MA Hunter College, ACTING: American Academy of Dramatic ArtsSteppenwolf Theatre (Francis Guinan), St. Nicholas Theatre (Lois Hall), Illinois Theatre Center (Etel Billig), Audition Center (Michael Shirtloff) Interpreting Shakespeare (Frank Farrell)  Singing: Marc Malamed, Bill Zeffiro, David Caldwell, Anne Perillo. Dance: American Dance Center

CHILDRENS THEATRE, CABARET, ACTING TEACHER, PASSPORT


Lynn Manuell News


Actor, Playwright, and Producer Jack Dyville Dies at 77

JACK DYVILLE founder of Friends Always Creating Theatre passed away July 6th at age 77. Jack produced a play entitled STAGE DADDY, an autobiographical play which most recently played at the Thespis Festival. 
F.A.C.T. Theatre's HANSEL & GRETEL Adds More Performances

F.A.C.T. THEATRE COMPANY's 'A HANSEL & GRETEL CHRISTMAS,' an updated, contemporized version of the classic fairy tale now finding the lost waifs in NYC at the holidays, has added additional performances for December. Enjoy this holiday treat at Manhattan Rep, 17 West 45th Street, elevator to 3rd floor, on Sundays, December 2, 9 & 16, with showings at 1:00 p.m. and also at 3;00 p.m.
Hansel & Gretel Spend Christmas In NYC Thanks To F.A.C.T.

Children of all ages ... join F.A.C.T.'s 10th anniversary season at a special showing of their highly acclaimed production of Hansel & Gretel Christmas By Jack Dyville
Fact Theatre Company Presents MY BOOT TOO!

FACT THEATRE COMPANY is kicking-off their 10th season with a Win-Win Situation. They have already won the opportunity to appear in the 2018 Manhattan Repertory Theatre's One-Act Spring Play Competition on Saturday & Sunday April 14 & 15 where they will compete for the over-all $1000 Best Play award with ". . . MY BOOT TOO!" by Jack Dyville.
Mickey Mantle School PS 811@149 Receives American Theatre Wing Andrew Lloyd Webber Classroom Resource Grant

Mickey Mantle School PS 811@140 is pleased to announce that the American Theatre Wing, best known as the creator of the Antoinette Perry Tony Awards, is awarding the THEATRE ARTS PROGRAM at The Mickey Mantle School PS 811@149 with a Classroom Resource Grant from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative.
Hudson Guild Theatre to Present MY STAGE DADDY

New Plays and Musicals can sometimes take years to nurture before making it to a professional stage with paying customers. One such play opening at the 2017 NY Summerfest July 31 at Hudson Guild Theatre has had a 15-year journey; Jack Dyville's "My Stage Daddy".
STANDING TALL Reading Brings 9/11-Inspired Emails, Journals and Creative Writing to the Stage Tonight

An adaptation of the book STANDING TALL - the emails, journals and creative writings of 9/11 is being presented tonight, November 7th at 7:00 PM at ArtNY Bruce Mitchell Theatre, 520 Eighth Avenue, 3rd Floor produced by FACT Theatre Company.
STANDING TALL Reading to Bring 9/11-Inspired Emails, Journals and Creative Writing to the Stage, 11/7

An adaptation of the book STANDING TALL - the emails, journals and creative writings of 9/11 is being presented November 7th at 7:00 PM at ArtNY Bruce Mitchell Theatre, 520 Eighth Avenue, 3rd Floor produced by FACT Theatre Company.
Riant Theatre's Strawberry One-Act Festival Holds 21-Play Marathon, Sunday AUG 9 at Tato Laviera Theatre in Harlem

The Riant Theatre's 28th Season of the Strawberry One-Act Festival will showcase a marathon of 21 one-act plays on Sunday, August 9 from 1:00pm - 11:00pm at the Tato Laviera Theatre, 240 East 123rd Street, between Second and Third Avenues.
Riant Theatre's Strawberry One-Act Festival Opens 8/9

The Riant Theatre's 28th Season of the Strawberry One-Act Festival will kick-off with nine eclectic plays covering a gamut of themes ranging from American slavery, Nazi Germany and Muslim women to friendly ghosts, dead artists and an interracial lesbian couple on Wednesday, August 5 at the Tato Laviera Theatre, 240 East 123rd Street, between Second and Third Avenues. These plays will also be performed on August 9. The tickets for the Strawberry One-Act Festival, from August 5 - 23 at the Tato Laviera, are $25.00 - $35.00  
Friends Always Creating Theatre Presents IF THE PINK PUMP FITS at Thespis Festival, 8/7 - 8/10

FACT (Friends Always Creating Theatre) is participating in August with the Cabrini Repertory Theatre and their Thespis Festival with a one-act comedy, 'If the Pink Pump Fits' by Jack Dyville, Artistic Producing Director of FACT. Three performances are set for Thursday August 7 at 8:45pm, Friday August 8 at 6:15pm and Sunday August 10 at 9:30pm at Roy Arias Stage II, 300 West 43rd Street, 4th floor, in the heart of the theatre district, NYC.
EEEK! Opens at STAGE 72 Saturdays at 11am

'Eeek! A Mousical' based on the Aesop fable, 'The Town Mouse & The Country Mouse' is set to begin a limited off-Broadway run at Stage 72, 158 West 72nd Street, New York, Saturday April 5 at 11:00am with subsequent performances every Saturday through May 31. The musical with book and lyrics by Jack Dyville and music & lyrics by John Stutte are the same team that brought the hit musical, 'A Mermaids' Tale' to Stage 72 for 8 months in 2013. The fable is brought up to date in this fun & lively musical for all ages. Bara, our City Mom (JULIA MENN) is finding the hectic pace of life for she and her family a little bit frustrating, what with all the new technology that has engulfed the city.
Lynn Manuell's STANDING TALL Now Available for Pre-Order

The Emails, Journals and Creative Writings of 9/11, which features writings from many Broadway and arts professionals is set to be released on January 15th by Library Tales Publishing and will be carried at Theatre Circle, Barnes and Noble, and Amazon.com among others.
Matt Mezzacappa to Read for 'Peter' in THE LOST BOY at Actors Temple Today

Matt Mezzacappa, who made his Broadway debut in the Original Cast-World Premiere of the Menken/Ahrens/Ockrent A Christmas Carol as Tiny Tim has assumed the role of Peter in 'The Lost Boy' by the late Ron Palillo for tonight's Benefit Reading, October 14 at 7:30pm at Actors Temple Theatre, Off-Broadway.
Matt Mezzacappa to Read for 'Peter' in THE LOST BOY at Actors Temple, 10/14

Matt Mezzacappa, who made his Broadway debut in the Original Cast-World Premiere of the Menken/Ahrens/Ockrent A Christmas Carol as Tiny Tim has assumed the role of Peter in 'The Lost Boy' by the late Ron Palillo for the upcoming Benefit Reading, October 14 at 7:30pm at Actors Temple Theatre, Off-Broadway.
Blake Hammond to Lead Friends Always Creating Theatre's LOST BOY Reading, 10/14

Friends Always Creating Theatre lives-up to its name as they open their 5th season. They are one of the most prolific companies in New York City and will start this season by presenting a One-Night Only Staged Reading of 'The Lost Boy' by the late Ron Paolillo (aka Ron Pallilo) starring Broadway's Blake Hammond and Guiseppe Bausilio.
Vicki Oceguera Stars in FACT Productions' A MERMAID'S TALE, Saturdays at the Triad

In a time where some theatre companies are struggling to produce even one show and many actors are- as actors often are- spending more time doing other things than acting, there is one theatre and company and an actress that are both incredibly busy. It seemed worthwhile to see what these two are doing to keep so busy and how their paths came to cross.
Illinois Theatre Center Takes Its Bows; Needs Help to Finish Season

Actor and daughter of the late ITC Board Member Barbara Manuell, Lynn Manuell wrote the following as a plea to help the Illinois Theatre Center finish its season before its impending closure.
FACT Theatre Company Presents PAGE 2 STAGE, Now thru 5/6

Fact Theatre Company is concluding its third season with their annual PAGE 2 STAGE repertoire. FACT focuses on developing new work and the two shows being presented were developed during their playwright's forums.
FACT Theatre Company Presents PAGE 2 STAGE, 5/1-6

Fact Theatre Company is concluding its third season with their annual PAGE 2 STAGE repertoire. FACT focuses on developing new work and the two shows being presented were developed during their playwright's forums.

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