Born and raised in New Hope, PA, Jared Mancuso has been a performer since he slept in a crib. He started taking tap lessons at 3 years old after being spotted dancing around to his sister’s dance recital tapes. The rest is history.
Involved in music lessons, dance lessons, school plays and musicals, Jared has spent his whole life working at being the most well rounded performer he can be. He has earned his Bachelor's Degree in Theatre Performance with a Minor in Musical Theatre from Marymount Manhattan College, performed in countless musicals, has directed short films, done background work on several TV shows, worked in fashion commercials, has produced and recorded EP’s for bands, including his own band, The Jared Project, and has released his own solo album, A Very Pleasant Person.
Over the last 2+ years, Jared has been paying tribute to the music of Buddy Holly, not only in different productions of The Buddy Holly Story, but in other tribute concert shows, including one of his own creation, Not Fade Away: The Ultimate Buddy Holly Tribute (formally Buddy's Back!). Contact Jared for more details or licensing for Not Fade Away! He also released a single of the song Everyday with an accompanying music video for the 64th anniversary of the death of Buddy Holly.
Additionally, Jared makes up one half of the aforementioned The Jared Project. The other half is his songwriting partner, Jared Bardugone. They released their debut album, The Battle Between Love and Fear, and it's follow-up The Battle: B-Sides. Their newest album, Songbook, was just released in the summer of 2015.