Award winner or finalist:
HBO New Writers Project
New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship
Sundance Film Lab
Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival of Plays
Final Draft Big Break Screenplay Competition (top 10)
Fireside Theatre National Readers Theatre Competition
Shipping Dock Theatre's International New Plays Festival
McLaren Memorial Comedy Playwriting Competition
Rochester Playwright Festival
South Carolina Playwright's Festival
Writer's Digest Writers Competition
Nantucket Theatrical Productions Play Competition
Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition
F. Murray Abraham
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Dan is book-writer of GRUMPY OLD MEN: THE MUSICAL (alongside lyricist and long-time MAD MAGAZINE editor Nick Meglin and composer Neil Berg) based on the 1993 Warner Brothers film. The show recently enjoyed its United States premier starring Broadway greats Mark Jacoby and Ed Dixon alongside Tony- and Emmy-winners Hal Linden and Sally Struthers, selling out its run at the legendary Ogunquit Playhouse. In 2019 it premiered on the west coast at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts featuring Cathy Rigby and Ken Page, with Linden and others reprising their roles. Both productions received rave reviews. International production rights become available in 2020 from Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW).
As an actor, Dan has appeared on stages from New York to Los Angeles and on such television shows as LAW & ORDER: SVU, BLIND JUSTICE, CONVICTION, LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT, LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O’BRIEN and more.
His plays and workshops have been produced throughout the United States, Canada and Europe featuring Emmy-, Tony- and Oscar-winning actors. Current writing projects include three feature screenplays in development with FINDING NEVERLAND producer Nellie Bellflower.
Dan studied and performed at Tufts University and holds a degree in acting from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Anglo-American Mind The Gap Theatre based in New York City.
He recently wrote his first pop song, inspired by the superhero Batman, entitled LEAST BEING ME. It is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and Google Play.