I am Jamil A.C. Mangan, and I believe I would be an excellent reader and coach for actors seeking coaching. With my extensive experience in the entertainment industry, including writing and producing plays, acting, and directing, I have gained valuable insights into the craft of acting. As a coach, I am passionate about helping actors develop their skills and bring out their unique talents. My deep understanding of the nuances of character development, emotional depth, and performance techniques enables me to provide actors with constructive feedback that will take their performances to the next level. With my guidance, actors can hone their craft, overcome their fears and insecurities, and achieve their full potential on stage and screen.
Jamil A.C. Mangan is an American Award Winning Actor from Newark, New Jersey, known for his deep, rich, and velvety voice and his ability to captivate audiences with his talent for language and expressive facial expressions.
After graduating from the oldest performing arts high school in the U.S., Newark Arts High School, Jamil pursued theatre arts at the University of the Arts, the first conservatory for the arts in the country.
Jamil began his acting career in Philadelphia with the role of Orpheus Fisher in the biographical play My Lord, What a Morning, which tells the story of Marian Anderson, the African American classical singer. He later toured the United States in My Soul is a Witness, a play written by David Barr III and produced by the Jena Company. He also performed in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, an adaptation of the novel by Mildred D. Taylor.
Jamil played Friar Lawrence in a touring production of Romeo and Juliet and received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Osembenga in Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Ruined at the Philadelphia Theatre Company. Some of Jamil's other noteworthy performances include Lost Boys Found in Whole Foods (Premiere Stages) alongside Emmy Award winner Kim Zimmer, The Three Musketeers (Connecticut Free Shakespeare), The Greeks (Manhattan Ensemble Theatre), Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, and Flat Black (Theatre Row, NYC), Grandmothers, Inc. (Billie Holiday Theatre), and Camp Logan (Kimble Theatre) with T.C. Carson, directed by Chuck Paterson.
Jamil received the 2010 AUDELCO Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in What Would Jesus Do? and for Best Ensemble for August Wilson's Women. He has also appeared in numerous productions of Katori Hall's award-winning play, The Mountaintop, and was nominated for "Best Actor" by the Connecticut Critics Circle for his performance as Martin Luther King Jr. in the Hartford, CT production at TheatreWorks.