Since completing his journey with Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 - Dave Malloy's brilliant adaptation of a chapter of Tolstoy's masterpiece, War and Peace, Manik has been hard at work on a longform musical concert event based on the ancient Indian epic The Ramayan. Here are a few performances from his time with the show, as well as some original music.
Debut of the opening number for The Ramayan (with some amazingly talented friends at a benefit for Jack)
Andrew Mayer accompanies on this original song from Food Odyssey, "No Widow"
Accompanying Josh Groban the first time he sang "Great Comet" publicly
Performing with fellow Cometeers on
Paul Pinto's ode to truckstop hookers, "My Pimp"
from A Food Odyssey
"Song for Ian Campbell"
Manik has written music for several productions, including A Food Odyssey, conceived by Pirronne Yousefzadeh, and Those Lost Boys, which he conceived, and is creating with his band Those Lost Boys (Gabriel Ebert, Damon Daunno, Brendan Spieth, Elvy Yost) and Frankie Alvarez.