Danny is an actor and singer who grew up in St. Louis, MO and now resides in New York City. Before making it to New York, he lived in Pittsburgh where he received his B.F.A. in Drama studying drama and musical theatre at the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University. Since that time he has continued his voice and acting studies with such renowned teachers as Earle Gister, Ron Van Lieu, Caymichael Patten and Aaron Hagan.
He has performed in New York and around the country at Tony Award winning venues such as Lincoln Center, The Old Globe, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Goodspeed Musicals, The Signature Theatre, Northshore Music Theatre, as well as the York Theatre Company, St. Louis Repertory Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Fulton Theatre, Stages St. Louis, Stamford Center for the Arts, The MUNY, K.C. Starlight, Pittsburgh CLO, Hangar Theatre, Shadowland Theatre, Musicals Tonight, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Gallery Players, among others.
Danny received a Drammy Award for Outstanding Achievement for a Musical Actor in a Supporting role for his portrayal of Younger Brother in "Ragtime" at the Portland Center Stage. Over 120 area productions were considered. Most recently he appeared in "Amazing Grace," a new musical premiering at Goodspeed Musicals' Norma Terris theatre. It is an incredible, moving story about the life and times of John Newton, who penned the famous hymn.
For Danny's debut album, “Next Stop,” a theatre and jazz styled collection of standards and show tunes, he closely collaborated with the renowned Lee Musiker, who music directed, arranged and co-produced. The album was recorded at NOLA Recording Studios in New York City.
To quote Danny as he talks about his album “Next Stop:”
These songs will be sung as long as there is a singer. Most of them come from films and musical theatre, but have also become part of the jazz repertoire. Their prominence in both genres have made many of them part of the Great American Songbook. They have been performed time and time again and will continue to be. One might say they’re on their own personal journey. A journey whose next stop is me.
A favorite teacher of mine once told me, “What often makes a great piece of work great, is that it can take many different points of view.” As I set out to discover my point of view, I was particularly inspired by both the jazz and theatre styles. This is where my heart lies. These songs speak to me, each in their specific way, reflect many stops on my journey, and some that I imagine will arrive very soon.
Enjoy. . .