Brian McManamon

Brian McManamon

Brian is best known for his portrayal the shape-shifting DC Comics villain Clayface on the FOX TV show Gotham. On stage, Brian has appeared in A Power Play; Or, What's-its-Name by A. Rey Pamatmat at the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center and These Paper Bullets! Rolin Jones's modish ripoff of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing at Yale Rep, with brand new songs by Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong. Other world premieres include the New York productions of Imagining the Imaginary Invalid at Mabou Mines, Jake Jeppson's play The Clearing (Theater at St. Clements), Bodega Bay (Abingdon Theatre), The Boat in the Tiger Suit (The Brick) and Chisa Hutchinson’s Alondra Was Here (Wild Project). Brian has also performed with MCC Theater, the Irish Repertory Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theater, Youngblood, P.S. 122, Target Margin Theater, Theater Breaking Through Barriers (TBTB) among others. Brian has played leading roles at regional theaters around the country including the title role in Hamlet at Burning Coal Theater, American Buffalo and Skylight (IRNE Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor) at the New Repertory Theater, The Clearing at Axial Theater, Single Lives at Boston Playwrights’ Theater, the world premiere of Sinan Unel’s play The Three of Cups at the Provincetown Theater Company and Aaron Jafferis’ Shakespeare: The Remix at Capital Repertory Theater among others. Internationally, Brian traveled to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland performing in the world premiere of Pulitzer prize nominee Rolin Jones’ play The Jammer which received the festival’s top prize, the Fringe First Award.  Brian also toured to Zagreb, Croatia with the critically acclaimed New York based theater company, Theater Breaking Through Barriers (TBTB), a company of sighted, visually impaired and blind actors. Film: The Subject, Hide the Sausage, Seeking: Jack Tripper, I am a Big Ball of Sadness... TV: Gotham, Annie and Brie, Gossip Girl. Brian is a guest director of rehearsal and performance projects at the Juilliard School. He currently serves on the acting faculties of the National Theater Institute (NTI) at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Playwrights Horizon’s Theater School at New York University/Tisch School of the Arts and Syracuse University Tepper Semester in New York City where he teaches advanced scene study. From 2015-2018, Brian was Artistic Director of the Shakespeare Academy at Stratford. He has also taught acting at Columbia University’s MFA Acting program, the NYSF/Public Theater, Manhattanville College, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Vassar College’s Powerhouse Apprentice Training Program in association with New York Stage and Film, CAP21 and Yale University’s Dwight-Edgewood Project.  He has a BFA in acting from the School for Theater at Boston University and a MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama.