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“We also get a chance to meet new performers, like Danny Gardner in the Fred Astaire role, who maintain a line from the past, seemingly in their bodies.  Gardner has a debonair but daredevil style, thrillingly off-center, that’s a joy to watch even when, as happened at one point, he stumbled.  He’s also got the right balance of sincerity and insincerity to make the book material work.  In that sense he’s not only a find for Encores! but a lesson.” 

-Jesse Green about “Lady, Be Good!” 

Danny Gardner is a New York City based actor and choreographer.  Danny just finished  playing Marcellus Washburn in the Asolo Repertory Theatre’s production of The Music Man.  Last year he stared in the Off-Broadway musical Neurosis at the DR2 theatre and  originated the lead role of Normam Rockwell in Perfect Picture - The Norman Rockwell Musical directed and choreographed by Broadway veteran Randy Skinner.     

Danny made his Broadway debut as “Lucky” in the premiere of Dames At SeaNY Spectacular starring the Rockettes.  Last season he was “"George M. Cohan / Dad" in the  at Radio City Music Hall. He was also recently seen performing along-side Tommy Tune in Encores! production of Lady, Be Good!Here to Stay – The Gershwin Experience! at City Center. (wth subsequent album) He has performed with symphonies nation-wide in and toured with the Broadway productions of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas and 42nd Street.  Danny has performed at such famous New York Institutions as Town Hall, Birdland, and 54 Below. His off Broadway career includes performances at The New Victory Theatre, 59E59Street Theatres, Lincoln Center Institute, Symphony Space and The Tank Theatre. He is a company member of physical theatre company Parallel Exit (3 time Drama Desk Noms).  

His performing career has taken him as far as Jerusalem, Israel and Amman, Jordan (New York Song & Dance Co.) and Rein, Spain and Innsbruck, Austria (Exit Stage Left – Parallel Exit).  As a teacher he has taught at Steps on Broadway and Broadway Dance Center as well as festivals and private tutoring all over the New York City and the Philadelphia areas.  

Danny Gardner’s choreography credits include video installations in Chicago, Washington DC, Dallas and Los Angeles (Niles Creative Group).  Short film credits include The Night Lives On (Raindance film festival in London), A Tap Dance in a Circle (Lincoln Center Dance On Camera Festival) and Pelican (Top Indie Film Awards).  Live performances include GIG - with Jenna Nichols and GIG - with Caleb Hawley.  Room 17B, Exit Stage Left and Everybody Gets Cake with the physical theatre company Parallel Exit. Multiple dances for the Town Hall series Broadway By The Year.  Mercury for Super Hero Clubhouse and multiple dances for the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, the Connecticut Ballet and the Irish Repertory Theatre.  His work as also been seen at BC BEAT at Cielo, and Kicking and Screaming at Symphony Space.

See Resume for full credits.

54 Below Salutes Sinatra

Danny will be joining an all-star cast of performers to Salute old Blue Eyes!  This cabaret of Sinatra standards is being performed at New York’s hottest cabaret - 54 Below Saturday, January 19th at 9:30pm! 


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See below for one of Danny’s past performaces at 54 Below

Teaching Tap Class at 
Steps on Broadway

 Danny is teaching tap classes at New York’s Steps on Broadway. 


Thursday, January 17th - Intermediate B’way Tap
2:30 - 4:00

Friday, January 18th - Advanced Intermediate B’way Tap
1:00 - 2:30
- Beginner Tap
2:30 - 4:00

Thursday, January 24th - Intermediate B’way Tap

2:30 - 4:00

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“With a Song & a Dance

The Engeman Theatre Northport, Long Island - February 12th at 8:00pm 

Ever wanted to know what it takes to be a song and dance man? Join two Broadway veterans as they lift your spirits with their entertaining journey to the Great White Way. Witness what seduced them to the limelight and how they were inspired by those who came before. Drew Humphrey (Broadway’s White Christamas and 5 time Engeman director / choreographer) and Danny Gardner (Broadway’s Dames At Sea and “Singin’ in the Rain” -  Engeman) will capture your heart with the Broadway songs you love to sing, like “I Got Rhythm”, “Cheek to Cheek”, “That’s Entertainment”,  “Singin in the Rain,” and much more !

You don’t want to miss this one-time performance that will have you tapping and singin’ all the way home. 

Dancin' Man One Sheet

Broadway By The Year 

1928 & 1935 

February 25th @ 8:00 at NYC’s Town Hall

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Danny will be joining the stars of Broadway to celebrate Broadway! He will be choreograping and performing in 3 numbers celebrating the Broadway shows of 1928 and 1935!

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 "Puttin’ on the Ritz”

Choreography Challenge

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Created during “The New York Spectacular” at Radio City Music Hall, the Choreography Challenge is a game on instagram hosted by Danny Gardner.  

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