Amanda-Jane Manning

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Amanda-Jane Manning
Born (1979-05-29) 29 May 1979 (age 35)
North West London, United Kingdom
Occupation Actress
Years active 1989–present
Children Emily-Isabella Manning
Website
www.amandajmanning.com

Amanda-Jane Manning (born 29 May 1979) is an English actress, singer and recording artist.[1] She is best known for her appearances in various musical theatre shows in the West End, Germany, across Europe and the United States. She also appears as a solo artist on Petula Clark's Album In Her Own Write singing "My Love Will Never Die" for Sepia Records in 2007.[2]

Biography[edit]

At the age of seven, she won a place at the Sylvia Young Theatre School. At 11 she auditioned and won a place at the junior school of Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, as well as in the Performing Arts course until the age of 19.

Musical theatre career[edit]

After graduating from Italia Conti Academy in 1998–1999, Manning toured the UK as a phantom understudying the lead role of Janet Weiss [13] in The Rocky Horror Show directed by Christopher Malcolm with Jason Donovan and Ross King as Frank n Furter, Laurie Brett and Majenta and Nicholas Parsons as the narrator for 18 months. The show later transferred to the West End in April 1999 at the Victoria Palace Theatre. In September 1999, Manning continued touring with The Rocky Horror Show with actor Darren Day playing the role of Frank n Furter. She also appeared with the show at the Royal Albert Hall in a concert for Stonewall organised by actor Michael Cashman, who was playing the role of the narrator in the show.

Manning also appears on the Cast Album The Rocky Horror Show.[3] In 2001 she appeared in Spend Spend Spend understudying the lead role of 1960's football pools winner Viv Nicholson at the English Theatre in Frankfurt, Germany.[4][5] In 2002 she was invited to star as Janet Weiss in the European Tour of The Rocky Horror Show. In 2003 she played the leader of the pink ladies "Rizzo" in Grease,[6] alongside Noel Sullivan as Danny and Clare Buckfield as Sandy at the Jersey Opera House.[7]

In October 2007, Manning worked in Los Angeles alongside Brad Ellis who is the Musical Director for Glee and writer of Forbidden Broadway, Michael Kostroff (Les Miserables, The Producers, Broadway, HBO's The Wire) and Hollywood and Broadway Producer Rent, Avenue Q and Director Barbara Epstein The Mickey Mouse Club as Super Nanny in the Worldwide premiere of Twisted T.V a new musical.[8]

From 2009 to 2012, Manning appeared as the Green Girl in Shout! The Mod Musical[9][10] directed by Broadway Director and actress Kim.R.Jordan (the original television series FAME) for N.C.L Productions, based in Miami, US.

Recording career and Petula Clark[edit]

In early 2007, Manning was chosen by British composer Alexander S. Bermange and Petula Clark to sing Petula Clark's song "My Love Will Never Die" on her album In Her Own Write.[11] Her rendition of "My Love Will Never Die" released worldwide by Sepia Records,[12] and was given a rave review on talkingbroadway.com[2] and also on Clark's own website.[13] The album is also available from Dress Circle[14] and Amazon.

Theatre[edit]

Year Show Role Venue Notes
1998 to 1999 The Rocky Horror Show Phanton and u/s Janet Victoria Palace Theatre [15]
2001' to 2002 Spend Spend Spend Air Hostess and u/s Young Viv English Theatre of Frankfurt
2002 to 2003 The Rocky Horror Show Janet European Tour
2003 Grease Rizzo Jersey Opera House
2004 Thursford Christmas Concert Soprano Thursford Theatre
2005 Jason Robert Brown Ensemble Players' Theatre
2006 Nine Mama Magdelana Royal Academy of Music
2007 to 2008 That's Hollywood Judy Garland Los Angeles
2007 to 2008 Sing It And Swing It [Sweet Sue]] Los Angeles
2007 to 2008 Twisted T.V Super Nanny Los Angeles
2009 to 2012 SHOUT! The Mod Musical The Green Girl N.C.L Productions, Miami

Albums[edit]

Year Album
1999 The Rocky Horror Show Live
2007 Petula Clark's In Her Own Write – on the track "My Love Will Never Die"

All The Arts Drama Festival[edit]

Manning was also a judge at the 2013 All The Arts Drama and Poetry Competition.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "amandajmanning.com". amandajmanning.com. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Singers: Clark; Clark Esposito; Esposito and More – 11/15/07". Talkinbroadway.com. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "English Theatre Frankfurt". English-theatre.org. 11 November 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "Casting Call Pro". Casting Call Pro. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  6. ^ [2][dead link]
  7. ^ Jerry Mattsson (1 September 2009). "Support The Jersey Opera House. Go to the Theater!". Timehole.com. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  8. ^ "www.TwistedTV.org". www.TwistedTV.org. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  9. ^ "SHOUT! The Mod Musical". SHOUT! The Mod Musical. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  10. ^ [3][dead link]
  11. ^ Leggett, Steve (13 November 2007). "In Her Own Write – Petula Clark : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  12. ^ "PETULA CLARK – IN HER OWN WRITE (SEPIA 8001)". Sepiarecords.com. 7 November 2007. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  13. ^ [4][dead link]
  14. ^ [5][dead link]
  15. ^ [6][dead link]