Brian McManamon is an actor, teacher, director, and acting coach based in New York City.
Brian is best known for his portrayal of the shape-shifting DC Comics villain Clayface on the Fox 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! at Yale Rep, with brand new songs by Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong. Otherworld premieres include the New York productions of 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). Off-Broadway, Brian has performed with MCC Theater, Mabou Mines, the Irish Repertory Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theater, the Abingdon Theatre, Youngblood, P.S. 122, Target Margin Theater, and Theater Breaking Through Barriers (TBTB), among others. He has played leading roles at regional theaters around the country including the title role in Hamlet at Burning Coal Theater. Film credits: The Subject, The Path, Seeking: Jack Tripper, I am a Big Ball of Sadness... TV: Succession, Gotham, Annie and Brie, Gossip Girl. Brian currently serves on the acting faculties of Syracuse University's Tepper Semester in New York City and the National Theater Institute (NTI) at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. He has taught and/or directed at the Juilliard School, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, NYU Tisch, the MFA program at Columbia University, NYSF/Public Theater, Manhattanville College, Vassar College’s Powerhouse Apprentice Training Program, CAP21, and Yale University’s Dwight-Edgewood Project. Brian served as artistic director of the Shakespeare Academy at Stratford from 2015-2018. He has a BFA in acting from the School for Theater at Boston University and an MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama. Brian is a proud member of the Actors Center Workshop Company and the National Alliance of Acting Teachers.