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Adjunct Faculty - Acting
Department of Theatre
Happy Mahaney moved to Richmond in 2016 to earn his Master of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Pedagogy from Theatre VCU. Broadway National Tour: MAMMA MIA! (Sky/609 performances). Regional credits: Gloria (Lorin), Appropriate (Franz), Beauty and the Beast (Cogsworth), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Nick), Cabaret (Emcee), Angels in America (Prior), Keely and Du (Cole), Footloose (Willard Hewitt), Joseph…Dreamcoat (Joseph), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Bottom), The Cherry Orchard (Yasha), All Shook Up (Chad), The Borderland (Jake), Three Penny Opera (Lucy Brown). Television credits: New Girl (FOX), Rules of Engagement (CBS/opposite David Spade), Living with Fran (CW/opposite Fran Drescher), Women in Law (ABC/opposite Regina King), Barbershop (Showtime). Film: Hollywood Kills, I Hate Musicals, Hello My Name is Frank, Boo!. He has also appeared in over a dozen National commercials for Papa Johns, Olive Garden, V8, American Airlines, Dunkin’ Donuts, Suzuki, CitiBank, Home Depot, and Taco Bell. Proud member of SAG/AFTRA and Actor’s Equity. He is Adjunct Professor for Theatre VCU.