"Milo Davenport" in An American in Paris (2023)

An American in Paris (2023)

Manna returned to The Cape Playhouse for their encore production of "An American in Paris," reprising her role of Milo Davenport. Directed and Choreographed by Al Blackstone.

The Cape Playhouse

"Marianne Dashwood" in Sense & Sensibility

Sense & Sensibility

Manna co-starred as Marianne Dashwood in The Cape Playhouse's production of "Sense and Sensibility," adapted by Kate Hamill.

Cape Playhouse

"Flower Girl & Ensemble" in City Center Encores! "Dear World"

City Center Encores! "Dear World"

Manna played The Flower Girl & Ensemble in City Center Encore's production of "Dear World," starring Donna Murphy and Directed by Josh Rhodes.

New York City Center

"Guest Artist" in The Lexington Theatre Company "Concert with the Stars"

The Lexington Theatre Company "Concert with the Stars"

Manna was a Guest Artist with The Lexington Theatre Company for their "Concert with the Stars."

"Natasha" in Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812

Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812

Manna starred as Natasha in Theatre Raleigh's Production of "Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812."

"Mil Davenport" in An American in Paris (2022)

An American in Paris (2022)

Manna debuted as Milo Davenport at The Cape Playhouse in their long awaited production of "An American in Paris." Directed and Choreographed by Al Blackstone.

The Cape Playhouse

"Cinderella" in Cinderella


Manna starred as Cinderella at The Fulton Theatre after the pandemic "intermission" from November 9, 2021 - January 2, 2022.

"Marianne Dashwood" in Sense & Sensibility

Sense & Sensibility

Manna was fortunate enough to do her first play, Sense & Sensibility, adapted by Kate Hamill at Virgina Stage. She loved getting to portray another of Jane Austen's leading ladies, Marianne Dashwood.

"Jane Bennet" in Austen's Pride

AP at 5th Avenue Logo

Manna reprised the role of Jane Bennet in Austen's Pride at The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, WA. Direction by Igor Golding, Choreography by Lisa Shriver, Music Direction by Matt Perri.

The 5th Avenue Theatre

"Grace" in Annie


Manna performed the role of Grace in North Carolina Theatre's production of Annie, directed by Eric Woodall, Music Direction by Eddy Robinson, Choreography by James Gray.

North Carolina Theatre

"Rita" in Prelude To A Kiss

Prelude To A Kiss

Manna was thrilled to work with director David Ivers again at The Pacific Playwrights Festival at South Coast Repertory Theatre. She performed the role of Rita in Craig Lucas, Dan Mess√©, and Sean Hartley's new musical adaptation of Lucas' Tony Award winning play, Prelude To A Kiss.

South Coast Repertory Theatre's Pacific Playwrights Festival

"Jane Bennet" in Austen's Pride

Austen's Pride

Manna was thankful to rejoin the Austen's Pride team once again to perform the role of Jane Bennet at ACT of Connecticut. (Igor Goldin/Director, Kevin Stites/Music Supervisor, Andrew Palermo/Choreographer)

ACT of Connecticut

"Marian Paroo" in The Music Man

The Music Man

Manna spent the holidays performing the role of Marian Paroo in Arizona Theatre Company's production of The Music Man, directed by David Ivers, Music Direction by Gregg Coffin, Choreography by Jackie Miller.

Arizona Theatre Company

"Elizabeth & Jane Bennet" in Austen's Pride

Austen's Pride

Manna performed the roles of Elizabeth & Jane Bennet in Austen's Pride in both a concert reading and industry workshop, respectfully. (Igor Goldin/Director, Kevin Stites/Music Supervisor, Andrew Palermo/Choreographer)

New York City

"Crissy" in Hair


Manna played Crissy in Hair at Geva Theatre Center.

Geva Theatre

"Tuptim" in Lincoln Center's "The King & I"

Lincoln Center's "The King & I" Tuesday November 01 2016

Manna spent a year touring the country with Lincoln Center's First National Tour of The King and I as Tuptim. The production was directed by Bartlett Sher, and starred Jose Llana and Laura Michelle Kelly.

First National Tour

"Kiku" in Honor

Honor Saturday September 10 2016 Saturday September 10 2016

Manna performed the role of Kiku in Prospect Theatre & NAAP's concert collaboration of Pete Mill's Honor. The concert was a one night only event at The Times Center, Saturday, September 10th, 2016.

The Times Center

"Liat" in South Pacific

South Pacific Saturday June 18 2016 Sunday August 28 2016

Manna played Liat in The Guthrie Theatre's production of South Pacific under the direction of new Artistic Director, Joseph Haj.

The Guthrie Theater

"Maria D'Avalos" in Death for Five Voices

Death for Five Voices Thursday March 24 2016 Sunday April 17 2016

Manna starred as Maria D'Avalos in Prospect Theatre's production of Death for Five Voices, at The Sheen Center.

Prospect Theatre

Allegiance on Broadway

Allegiance on Broadway

Manna made her BROADWAY DEBUT in Allegiance at The Longacre Theatre! This original musical, which was inspired by George Takei's real life, centered around the lives of Japanese-American citizens who were held in the West Coast internment camps during WWII.

Longacre Theatre

"Outstanding Actress in a Featured Role" in New York Innovative Theatre Awards

New York Innovative Theatre Awards

Manna was nominated for a New York Innovative Theatre Award in the category of Outstanding Actress in a Featured Role for her performance of Emily West (Beulah) in Allegro at the Astoria Performing Arts Center. "Allegro" choreographer, Christine O'Grady, was also nominated in the category of Outstanding Choreography/Movement, as well as the show itself for Outstanding Production of a Musical, under the direction of Tom Wojtunik.

"Hana-Ogi" in Sayonara


Manna starred as Hana-Ogi in Pan Asian Repertory Theatre's Staged Reading of Sayonara, adopted from the James A. Michener novel and film.

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre

"Emily West" in Allegro

Allegro Thursday March 27 2014 Saturday May 17 2014

Manna played Emily West (Beulah) in Allegro at the Astoria Performing Arts Center.

Astoria PAC

Behind the Painting (Lab)

Behind the Painting (Lab) Thursday February 27 2014 Friday February 28 2014

Manna spent a month working on Richard Maltby & David Shire's Lab of Behind the Painting, starring Sierra Boggess and Bie Sukrit. The work was presented Feb. 27-28 at Playwrights Horizons.

"Adela" in Blind

Blind Monday December 02 2013 Monday December 02 2013

Manna debuted the role of Adela in NAAP's production of Blind, by Julia Gytri and Yan Li. She also recorded the role for the demo album.

Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, NYC

"Kim" in Miss Saigon

Miss Saigon Saturday September 07 2013 Sunday October 13 2013

Manna reprised the role of Kim for Kansas City Starlight Theatre's production of Miss Saigon. The show completed a mini-tour through the midwest, stopping in Kansas City, MO's Starlight Theatre, Hartford CT's The Bushnell, Detroit, MI's The Fisher Theatre, and St. Paul, MN's The Ordway Music Theater.

A portion of Manna's salary was donated weekly to Love146 to help prevent tragic stories like Kim's and rehabilitate vicitms of modern day sex trafficking.

Kansas City Starlight Theatre- Tour

"Eponine" in Les Miserables

Les Miserables Wednesday June 26 2013 Saturday July 13 2013

Manna reprised the role of Eponine in Les Miserables at Maine State Music Theatre.

Click for more information on the Maine State website!

Maine State Music Theatre

"Eponine" in Les Miserables

Les Miserables Friday May 03 2013 Saturday June 01 2013

Manna performed the role of Eponine in Pioneer Theatre Company's production of Les Miserables in Salt Lake City, UT. Visit PTC's website for more info.

Pioneer Theatre Co.

"Kim" in Miss Saigon

Miss Saigon poster, Illustration by Carolyn Sewell

Manna starred as Kim in Miss Saigon at the Fulton Theatre in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Manna's role in Miss Saigon helped to support Love146, a charity committed to ending child trafficking and exploitation, and aiding the recovery of its victims to prevent tragedies like Kim's.

"Sachiko" in Tokio Confidential

Tokio Confidential poster

Manna played Sachiko in the off-Broadway premiere of Tokio Confidential, at the Atlantic Stage 2 in New York. Manna had previously played the role of Sachiko in a 2011 Actors Studio reading.

USO Show Troupe

Manna supported America's troops and their families by performing in various USO shows around the country. Visit the USO Show Troupe site for more information.