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Terrence Mann (born Terrance Vaughan Mann on July 1, 1951 in Kentucky) is a prominent singer and actor who has dominated Broadway's stages for the past two decades.

Terrence made his Broadway debut in early 1982 in the Tony Award-winning show Barnum, music by renowned Broadway writer Cy Coleman, at the St. James Theatre. He played the supporting role of Chester Lyman. However, Terrence made his true break-through performance by starring in the original cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats. Even until today, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats is the second longest running musical in Broadway history (First is Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera). Terrence created the memorable lead role of the playful cat Rum Tum Tugger. Soon after leaving Cats, Terrence again created one of Broadway's most sought after roles even til today. Terrence was among the Original Broadway Cast of Europe's famed musical, Les Misérables. He played the role of the stoic Javert. His role as Javert earned him his first Tony Award nomination for Tony Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

Terrence earned his second Tony Award nomination with his role in Disney's Beauty and the Beast by playing the role of the Beast. Terrence continued to receive accolades, especially with his creating-role as Chauvelin in the prominent Frank Wildhorn musical The Scarlet Pimpernel. His deep baritone voice helped bring the musical to fame.

Terrence also starred in other musicals including: Rags, Jerome Robbins' Broadway, Getting Away with Murder, and The Rocky Horror Show. He also appeared in all four Critters films as an alien bounty hunter named Ug. He starred on tv on the soap opera All My Children as Earl Boyd in 1997.

Recently, he starred in the new Broadway-musical production known as Lennon which opened the summer of 2005, and closed soon afterwards.

Terrence has made guest appearances on tv shows such as The Equalizer, Gargoyles (voice), The Tick (voice), and Law & Order.

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