Hailed by the Chicago Sun-Times for his “thrilling voice”, Danny is originally from Southfield, MI. He has been performing on and off-Broadway for the last 20 years. Danny made his New York debut playing the Nurse in the off-Broadway hit SHAKESPEARE’S R & J, a 4-man re-telling of the Tragedy of Romeo & Juliet to rave reviews. Other off-Broadway credits include THE THING ABOUT MEN, THE MOST FABULOUS STORY EVER TOLD, Manhattan Theatre Club’s CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS, as well as the original companies of KUNI-LEML, A MAJORITY OF ONE with Phyllis Newman, A NEW BRAIN at Lincoln Center and FORBIDDEN BROADWAY.
On Broadway, Danny made his debut as Hal in THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL. He also stood stark naked onstage for over 500 performances as Malcolm in THE FULL MONTY. Other Broadway appearances include URINETOWN, Laurie in the musical adaptation of the classic LITTLE WOMEN, and the Encores! revival of KISMET as the all-mighty Caliph. Danny also played Henrik the New York City Opera’s A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, a role he recreated later at the Los Angeles Opera. He originated the same role in the Kennedy Center’s Sondheim Celebration production, culminating in an all-star concert at Avery Fisher Hall. Most recently, he co-starred in the Broadway hit HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS.
Numerous recordings and regional productions include plays and musicals at the Philadelphia, Delaware, Source, and Pioneer Theatre Companies, as well as the Muny, Moonlight, and McCarter Theatres, Sacramento Music Circus, the Great Lakes Theatre Festival, La Jolla & Laguna Playhouses, Musical Theatre West as well as the O’Neill Theatre Center and Sundance Theatre Lab. He has guest starred on “Desperate Housewives”, “Law & Order”, and most recently “The Young & The Restless”.
Danny has also performed in concert at the Library of Congress, twice with Chicago’s Grant Park Symphony including evenings of Sondheim and Bernstein, the New Haven Symphony, the South Coast Symphony, and recently making his Disney Concert Hall debut with the California Philharmonic to name a few. His solo evenings MIRACLE of MIRACLES, which celebrates the Jewish writers of the Musical Theatre, and SAIL ME AWAY, a pops/Broadway evening of song are currently touring.
As a renowned director, teacher & guest artist Danny has taught and directed at The University of Michigan, UCLA, Western Michigan University, Youngstown University, Clark University, El Camino College, both the prestigious Las Vegas and Orange County High Schools of the Arts, ChiArts, the Professional School for the Arts, the Showchoir Camps of America, Making It On Broadway Intensives, Six Days of Broadway Camps at the Segrestrom Center for the Performing Arts, AMDA-Los Angeles and is currently the Head of Musical Theatre at The University of Arizona. Danny proudly holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Michigan and is a BroadwayWorld.com, Eddon, Arty, Elly, and Mac award winner for his work around the country.