"Well was there any particular aspect of the ballet that caught your imagination?" ... "The dancin'." —Billy Elliot
Jamie Mann is a triple threat from Westport, Connecticut, who splits his time between Hollywood and his hometown near NYC. He plays “Brody” on Netflix’s upcoming music themed show Country Comfort, starring Katharine McPhee and Eddie Cibrian. Jamie’s theater credits include “Billy Elliot” in Billy Elliot the Musical (Maltz Jupiter in FL, the Fulton in PA, Company Theatre in MA, and the Palace in NH), “Dunlap” in Because of Winn Dixie (Goodspeed Opera House), and a new Hunter S. Thompson musical by Joe Iconis in development for La Jolla Playhouse. He has danced with New York City Ballet in The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and Harlequinade; with Alvin Ailey at the Apollo Theater; and as the “Prince” (several times) in The Nutcracker at Westport Country Playhouse. Jamie is represented by Innovative Artists and Edge Entertainment Management and is a proud member of Screen Actor's Guild and Actor's Equity Association.
Guitar, Ukulele, Theatrical Flying, Stage Combat, Tennis, Swimming, Downhill Skiing (black terrain), Ice Skating, Roller Skating, Jump Rope, Hula Hoop, Gymnastics, Biking, Southern Accent, British Accent, Geordie Accent, Irish Accent, Conversational Spanish (lived in Spain for 5 years), Animal Lover
Clips from "Billy Elliot," dancing in the subway, "The Ballerino," "Dancing Through Life." From the time I could walk, I had to stop and dance everywhere music played. I would join the street musicians on Lincoln Road in South Beach, grooving in the center of a circle of tourists. They started calling me "Dancing Boy." I saw "Billy Elliot: The Musical" on Broadway when I was 7 and started formal dance training right after. I was scouted for my dream role of Billy a few years later. I couldn't believe it. It was a thrilling journey from there...
"Two Princes," 54 Below; "You Will Be Found," Foxwoods; "Dancing on My Own," CT's Got Talent; "Michael in the Bathroom," "Something's Coming," Green Room 42; "Seventeen," S.A.M. Benefit; "I Chose Right"; "Freeze Your Brain"; "Tonight at Eight."
These are clips from my amazing high school theater program! My roles include Sky in "Mamma Mia!", Carlos in "Legally Blonde," Bobby Pepper in "Curtains," Buttons in "Newsies" (piloted for Disney). Choreography by Rachel MacIsaac and Christopher Hudson Myers. Co-directed by David Roth and Kerry Long.
Such a fun night at the Wall Street Theatre. Billy Blanks Jr is a truly awesome person, and so is Donia Duchess!
Reliving the glory days... This is a show, a role, and a
time in my life I will always cherish!
This is a dance I choreographed a few years ago for the PTA Reflections contest. It was 20 degrees and whipping cold wind when we shot it! I placed 1st in CT and was a national finalist.
These clips are from way back when I was just a little dancin' boy. So many fun memories at great theatres with so many great people!
This was in 2019 at Green Room 42 in NYC with the brilliant Trapper Felides on piano. This is a crazy hard but really fun song from "Be More Chill" by the amazing Joe Iconis. I got to work with Joe last year on his new Hunter S. Thompson musical, which is in development for
La Jolla Playhouse. As my mom said after seeing our reading,
"It's the best thing since Dear Evan Hansen!"
This is funny take on "Loathing" from Wicked, performed at my high school's "Miscast" cabaret, with my friend Tomaso Scotti. We have a blast in our music and musical theater department, and I'm grateful I've been able to balance a normal school life with this show biz journey.
My high school piloted "Newsies" for Disney when I was a freshman. I'm the Newsie in the brown vest, and my little brother Cameron played "Les." Players sells about 7,000 tickets for each main stage production!
This is a scene from a short film I did, through Triple Threat Academy's IFP (Independent Film Project). The film was an official selection for New Haven's International Film Festival.
Please listen to my interview with actor/screenwriter Obi Ndefo about his harrowing experience losing his legs—and enjoy the amazing line-up of singers I gathered to share their voices and help him afford new prosthetic ones. Obi is so kind, so incredibly optimistic, so resilient, so wise. He teaches yoga to kids with special needs and continued to do so within weeks of his accident. Of Nigerian and Jewish descent, he is an activist for inclusivity. He stands for everything we need right now on the planet! Thank you to my friends, cast mates, Obi's friends, and the gracious stars who donated their time and talent. Viewers, please donate on Obi Ndefo's gofundme page. My hope is we can help change his life so he can keep inspiring all of us.
P.S. Fast-forward past my mic problems; luckily Obi and the singers—the important people—sound perfect!
After Jamie played the coveted role of young Hunter in the workshop for La Jolla’s upcoming Untitled Hunter S. Thompson Musical, composer Joe Iconis offered: “Jamie Mann navigated a very challenging developmental reading of a new musical with a level of maturity, skill, and ease that far exceeded his years. He is particularly adept at creating and exploring characters and his voice is just gorgeous. I'm a huge fan of Jamie's and truly can't wait to work with him again.”
“Jamie has a bright future as a performer and will have no problem finding work forever. He is the complete package. A true testament of talent meeting preparedness. Working with Jamie was a pleasure. He is a great kid with immense talent and a big heart. He is also a hard worker and is committed to continued growth as an artist.”
"As a producer and director, I have been lucky enough to work with some of the most talented individuals on the planet. Even at his young age, Jamie Mann possesses that rare combination of talent, discipline, depth and appreciation. His dancing is graceful and mature as I witnessed at Lincoln Center and elsewhere. His acting is honest and heartfelt from such a young teen. Jamie’s singing is superb and gains strength, confidence, depth and maturity as he grows. What’s equally impressive about Jamie is his work ethic. He is a truly personable young man who puts 100% effort into everything he does. In many respects, Jamie is an old soul and I believe that’s where his many skills come together."
Photo By: TOMIRA WILCOX
Have a question? Interested in collaborating on a project? Send me a message, and I will get back to you as soon as I can. —Jamie Mann
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