Ange Alex had the privilege of speaking with the legendary producer of Theater of the Stars, Christopher Manos, last month in promotion of their new season. He was charming and inspiring.
Listen here:[audio: ChristopherManosInterview.mp3]
A bit about Christopher B. Manos:
Mr. Manos has been in Atlanta for more than 40 years. He has produced over 700 works of theater, ballet and opera. He has been recognized with numerous civic awards, including the Atlanta Critics Award for the development of the art of theater in Atlanta and the Governor’s Award in the Arts and he is a Tony Awards Voter.
He has been instrumental in the creation of such organizations as the Winter Play Season, Grand Opera in the Park, Just Us Theater Company and the Fall Film Festival – just to name a few! During the early months of the Woodruff Arts Center, Mr. Manos was responsible for 12 productions of theater, ballet and opera in that facility. Mr. Manos received the Coca-Cola Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award from the Arts & Business Council of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. In 2005, Mr. Manos was the first recipient of the GAELA Award presented by the Atlanta Coalition of Performing Arts. In 2007, Mr. Manos was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Broadway League, the national representative of all shows on Broadway and the road. Mr. Manos was married for 45 years to the late Glenn Ryman Manos. He has two sons, Chris Jr. and Nick, a daughter, Ann, and is the very proud grandfather of seven grandsons and four granddaughters.