From performing on Broadway alongside Joey Fatone of N’Sync to touring America with Roger Daltrey of The Who, Manley continues to work with a very diverse group of artists; while continuing to receive critical acclaim for his own music, selling out shows from New York City to Los Angeles. Manley also wrote music for the Nickelodeon series Sixth in the Suburbs.
Manley recently starred in The Who’s Tommy at Pittsburgh’s prestigious CLO Theater and on Broadway in the Tony Award winning show RENT as well as pre-broadway productions of Miramax’s All Shook Up and The Public Theaters’ The Unknown. Film credits include lead roles in Feeding the Machine (Digidance Best Picture) and Marci X (Paramount), and two seasons on the hit UPN series Sweet Valley High.
Growing up in Wilmington, NC music and sports were his first passion. “I sang in church and played sports all through school, quite a combination”. Soon after graduation, Manley began to study the craft of acting with Don Biehn from the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City. “I loved the training in the Meisner Technique, which some people call method acting, because it gave me a blueprint from which to work, to be able to connect to material emotionally”. A skill which has served him well in both acting and his music career.
This versatile performer continues to wow audiences both on stage and on camera.
Edited by elphaba_thropp on 19 May 2006, 04:01
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