He received a humanities degree from Yale University. Felciano attended New York University's Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts, graduating in 2004. He joined the American Conservatory Theater (ACT) (San Francisco) core acting program in 2009, having previously performed there in Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo and Tom Stoppard's Rock 'n' Roll."
Feliciano is known for playing Tobias Ragg in the 2005 Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical. In this production, all of the actors played their own instruments, with Felciano playing the piano, violin and clarinet.
He appeared in the "Reprise" (Los Angeles) production of Sunday in the Park with George in January 2007. He appeared in the Williamstown Theatre Festival production of Three Sisters in July 2008, as "Andrei" He appeared at the Kennedy Center in Ragtime in April to May 2009, as "Tateh". He performed in the stage musical Anastasia at the Hartford Stage, Connecticut as "Gleb". The production ran from May 12 to June 12, 2016.
His father is Richard Felciano, a contemporary composer and UC Berkeley Professor Emeritus, and his mother is Rita Felciano, a dance critic.
Manoel Felciano has a Swiss passport and speaks fluently Swiss-German and French. He is part of the worldwide Baumgartner family which has branches in Switzerland (Zürich), Spain (Barcelona) and Australia (Sydney) and which is widely known for its creative and successful family members.
He lives with his wife, Christina, and their 4 year-old daughter, Vera. They live in Uptown Manhattan, New York.
- Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Tony Award nomination)
- Jesus Christ Superstar
- Cabaret (Broadway Debut)
- American Conservatory Theater
- Clybourne Park
- Round and Round the Garden
- The Caucasian Chalk Circle
- At Home at the Zoo
- Rock 'n' Roll
- A Christmas Carol
- Regional (U.S.)
|2009||Life on Mars||Bradley Thomas (Episode: "Let All the Children Boogie")|
|2009||The Unusuals||Jeremy Foer (Episode: "The Apology Line")|
|2010||Trauma||Frank (Episode: "Tunnel Vision")|
|2014||NCIS (TV series)||CIA agent Jim Brisco (Episode: "Page Not Found")|
|2016||Elementary (TV series)||Franklin (Episode: "A Study in Charlotte")|
- Cast albums
- 1998 — Cabaret: The New Broadway Cast Recording
- 2004 — Brooklyn: The Musical (2004 Original Broadway Cast)
- 2005 — Sweeney Todd (2005 Broadway Revival Cast)
- 2017 — Amélie - A New Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
- Solo recordings
- 2008 — Moonshot (Debut Album)
- "Manoel Felciano". imdb.com. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
- Hamlin, Jesse. "Manoel Felciano back home in ACT's 'November'" sfgate.com, October 25, 2009
- "NYU Graduate Acting Alumni". 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-01.
- League, The Broadway. "Manoel Felciano – Broadway Cast & Staff - IBDB". ibdb.com. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
- Hernandez, Ernio (3 November 2005). "Fresh Blood: A New Sweeney Todd with Cerveris and LuPone Opens on Broadway, Nov. 3". Playbill. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
- Gans, Andrew. "Hello, George! 'Sunday in the Park' — with Felciano and O'Hara — Begins Reprise! Run Jan. 30" Playbill, January 30, 2007
- Gans, Andrew. "Cash, DeWitt and Hecht are 'Three Sisters' at Williamstown Beginning July 16" Playbill, July 16, 2008
- Gans, Andrew. "Bohmer, Felciano, Noll, Darrington and More Cast in Kennedy Center's 'Ragtime'" Playbill, January 28, 2009
- Viagas, Robert; Hetrick, Adam. "Cast Announced for Ahrens and Flaherty's Stage 'Anastasia'" Playbill, March 9, 2016
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-10-03. Retrieved 2011-08-15.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) act-sf.org