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Danny Bernstein, New Voices Project 2014

“I’m so thankful I got the opportunity to work with everyone at NMI; the people there were helpful, thoughtful and talented, and they helped me truly understand what the professional world of musical theatre, its creation, and its execution looked and felt like.”

Danny Bernstein

New Voices Finalist 2014

Danny K Bernstein is a Brooklyn-based musical theatre composer, lyricist, playwright, director, and music director. Originally from Westchester, NY, he has been writing since he was 15, and playing piano since he was three. He very recently graduated Cornell University, where he participated in over twenty theatrical productions, as an actor, director, music director, and writer. He has won four playwriting competitions: twice the Dramafest Competition at Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center while he was in high school, in 2009 and 2010, and twice the Heermans-McCalmon One-act playwriting competition at Cornell University, for his plays Waking Up and Keys. In addition to his plays, Danny premiered two musical works: Great Story, Tell it Again!, a cabaret of his stand-alone songs, and Far From Canterbury, his full-length book musical, which premiered last April at Cornell to a sold out run. His work on Canterbury not only earned him the highest honors for his thesis, but also earned him the university’s Undergraduate Artist of the Year Award, as well as the Ellen Gussman Adelson Prize for outstanding work in music. Danny has since moved to Brooklyn, and is currently in his first year of the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop. He’s working at the Play Group Theatre, a children and teens theatre company in White Plains, NY, and has been asked back to direct the spring musical at his alma mater Edgemont Jr./Sr. High School in Scarsdale, NY.

Danny is currently working on a new draft of Far From Canterbury, which is set to make its debut in New York City this summer. In addition, he’s planning a cabaret to debut several of his new stand-alone songs sometime this spring. Stay tuned!


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Danny Bernstein in rehearsal for Company

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