Terrence Vaughan Mann (born July 1, 1951) is an American actor, director, singer, songwriter and dancer who has been prominent on the Broadway stage for the past three decades. He is a distinguished professor in musical theater at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Mann was born Terrence Vaughan Mann in Ashland, Kentucky, the eldest son of Helen Mann and Charles Mann. Mann's mother was a Concert pianist, and his father sang in a barbershop quartet. Music was always a part of his growing up, so singing came naturally to him. But it was the multiple pleasures of the stage that drew him to the world of theater. In a recent interview with the Hartford Courant, in his own words, ''When I was doing the junior class play - it was called 'In Deadly Earnest' - at the end...'
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