Represented by Craig Holzberg at Avalon Artists
Danny Gardner is a New York City based actor and choreographer. He was last seen starring as George M. Cohan / Dad in the NY Spectacualr starring the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall. Danny made his Broadway debut as “Lucky” in the premiere of Dames At Sea. He was also recently seen performing along-side Tommy Tune in Encores! production of Lady, Be Good! at City Center. He has performed with symphonies nation-wide in Here to Stay – The Gershwin Experience! 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, 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 private tutoring all over the New York City and Philadelphia, PA area. His choreography has been seen on video installations in Chicago and Washington DC. (Niles Creative Group) as well as downtown dance performances including GIG – with Jenna Nichols and BC BEAT. His choreography will be seen in the Lincoln Center Dance on Camera Festival - 2016 (A Tap Dance in a Circle).
"Singin’ in the Rain”
At the Marriott Theatre
Danny is thrilled to be making his Chicago debut as the role of Don Lockwood (imoralized by Gene Kelly) in the Marriott Lincolnshire’s production of "Singin’ in the Rain”. The production runs Oct. 26th - December 31st. Joining him in the cast is Mary Michael Patterson as Kathy Selden and Richard Riaz Yoder as Cosmo Brown.
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"In Marriott’s production, casting is king. Danny Gardner, as Lockwood, makes his Marriott debut and wins over the audience handily as a man in love.
When Lockwood uses lighting, a fan and mist to set the mood before singing, “You Were Meant for Me” to Selden (Mary Michael Patterson), Gardner shows you the charmer at his most charming. Gardner’s tap dancing expertise is met, step for step, by Richard Riaz Yoder, as Brown."
"Much of the show’s success rests on how good the actor in the “Gene Kelly” role is, and Danny Gardner plays Don with enthusiasm and considerable talent. And his dancing, especially in the tap sequences, is superb."
Chicago Sun Times
“Gardner is a fabulous dancer and an unaffected actor-singer who demonstrates the endurance of an Olympic athlete."
"Gardner and Patterson also team up sweetly in their romantic scenes."
The Chicago Tribune
“There’s an edge to Gardner’s Lockwood, and I liked that, too.”
Stage and Cinema
“Considering that these live performers only get one “take,” this all-singing, all-dancing, all-acting trio is terrific - Danny Gardner suave as the fame-phobic star who likes to hoof in the rain…”
“…and splash-happy waterworks for the title song, performed by Gardner with the happiest feet in the six counties."
See more production photos on BroadwayWorld.com
Choreographed by Emily Jeanne Phillips and performed by Danny Gardner and John Scacchetti
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