Three-time Tony nominee Terrence Mann will play King Triton in Variety Theatre’s production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, which will be presented October 18–21 at the Touhill Performing Arts Center in St. Louis, Missouri.
Directed by Tony nominee Lara Teeter, Variety’s production of Little Mermaid will feature Variety children with disabilities in the children’s ensemble, along with St. Louis children and adult Actors’ Equity Association performers.
The company will include 16 children with a disability, including cerebral palsy, spina bifida, Down’s syndrome, autism, brittle bone disease, muscular dystrophy, hearing impairment, and blindness. Behind the scenes, ten children with disabilities, including cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, hearing loss, and neuro-muscular disorder, will be working as interns with the designers and directors.
Mann was the original Rum Tum Tugger in Cats, the original Inspector Javert in Les Misérables, and the original Beast in Beauty and the Beast. He also originated the role of Chauvelin in The Scarlet Pimpernel and The Man in the Yellow Suit in Tuck Everlasting. His most recent Tony nomination was for his portrayal of King Charlemagne in Pippin, which also earned him the Outer Critics Circle Award. Last spring, he starred as Jerry Springer in The New Group's New York premiere of Jerry Springer: The Opera at the Signature Theatre.
Now in its 10th year, Variety Theatre was awarded the Special Award for a Body of Work by the St. Louis Theater Circle in 2018.