STAGE MANAGER | PERFORMER
Read Roe's latest interview with The Tower to learn about her work as a theatre artist here.
Get to Know Roe:
Roe Manzo (she/her) is a Stage Manager/Performer based in NYC/New Jersey. Growing up and currently residing on Staten Island, Roe has worked on many shows across the tri-state area. Roe is a proud member of Actors Equity Association (AEA).
Roe is a graduate of the Kean Theatre Conservatory where she earned her BFA in Theatre Performance. Roe has been training on stage, on camera, and in a classroom setting for almost 10 years. Roe has been awarded talent-based, full tuition scholarships to study musical theatre at the Circle in the Square Theatre School's Summer Intensive and at the School of Creative and Performing Arts. A partial scholarship was also rewarded to Roe to train at The Broadway Experience.
Roe has performed with Patti LuPone in her Don't Monkey with Broadway concert series, as well as with Kelli O'Hara and Judy Collins as a part of an ensemble of backup singers.
Roe is primarily known as a Stage Manager working with off-Broadway, regional, touring, educational, and Zoom theatre companies around the world. She thrives in fast paced and problem solving environments, which allowed her to fall in love with stage managing, and find her niche in the theatre world.
But of course, she can't forget her roots in performing. Roe was most recently awarded the 2020 Rising Star Award from IlluminArt Productions for "excellence and leadership in the performing arts." Roe has written two original plays and has volunteered her time to perform in IlluminArt's benefit concerts over the past seven years.
During her time at the Kean Theatre Conservatory, Roe served as the President of Kean Theatre Council, a student-run organization for two years. Under her leadership, Kean Theatre Council was recognized as 2019's "Funded Group of the Year", by bringing a multitude of opportunities to Kean students. While studying at the Kean Theatre Conservatory, the faculty awarded her with the 2019 Terpsichore Award for "demonstration of commitment to the art of dance and movement" as well as the 2020 Lenore Vaughn Eames Award for "three years of distinguished service to theatre." As demonstrated with these awards, Roe is recognized for her natural leadership abilities which has shaped her into the theatre artist she is today.
When Roe is not pursing the arts, she enjoys cooking, watching all kinds of sports, and playing Dungeons and Dragons. Roe is a proud member of Alpha Psi Omega, the National Theatre Honor Society. Roe is a wine and cheese lover, and a huge Jeopardy! enthusiast.