The Kennedy Center

Manu Narayan


Manu Narayan is an actor most known for portraying the leading role of Aakash (Drama League nomination) in the original Broadway company of AR Rahman’s Bombay Dreams. He most recently played the role of Charley in Roundabout's Merrily We Roll Along. On Broadway this past year, he originated the role of Zoltan Karpathy in Lincoln Center Theater’s Tony nominated revival of My Fair Lady and created the role of Robbie in the original musical Gettin’ the Band Back Together at the Belasco Theater. Off-Broadway, Manu has appeared at the Public (Fucking A), Second Stage (Getting Home and suburbia), La Mama (Yeast Nation) and New World Stages (Sidd). Regionally, he was Ricky Roma (SD Critics’ nomination) in Glengarry Glen Ross and Huma in Guards at the Taj at La Jolla Playhouse. He portrayed Mike in the Kennedy Center’s revival of The Lisbon Traviata. Other credits include the Stage Manager in Our Town, Romeo in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Cyrano in Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac, and Jack Absolute in The Rivals. On film, Manu co-starred with Mike Myers in The Love Guru. He has played supporting roles in Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song and in 99 Homes.