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Danny Gardner is a New York City based actor and choreographer.  He is currently in rehearsals for the world premiere of the new musical Between the Lines at Kansas City Repertory Theatre.   He was last seen as Ali Hakim in the John W. Engemen Theatre’s production of Oklahoma. Last season he was George M. Cohan / Dad in the NY Spectacular 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. (wth subsequent album) 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, 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 private tutoring all over the New York City and Philadelphia areas.  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, at this past season’s Kicking and Screaming at Symphony Space. (Click here for his Trump Tap Dance Piece) His choreography has been seen in the Lincoln Center Dance on Camera Festival - 2016 (A Tap Dance in a Circle). His Choreography entitled “San Diego Bold” will be seen in the upcoming touring performances of the San Diego Civic Dance Arts.

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"Between the Lines”
at Kansas City Rep

Danny is  originating the role of “Frump” in the new musical Between the Lines.  

The Kansas City Star
Standout performances include... Danny Gardner as the man/dog Frump, who steals a big chunk of Act II with a tap dance seduction of a princess in the number “Out of Character.”

Broadway World
"Danny Gardner's half dog Frump and his "Out of Character" song and dance routine are true show stoppers..." 

KC Studio
"Another New York actor, Danny Gardner, threatens to steal a number of scenes as Frump, a storybook character who through wizardry has been remade as half-man half-dog. Gardner contributes spot-on comic timing in a performance that shimmers with commitment and confidence. In Act 2, he wows the audience with a tap routine that is one of the highlights of the evening.”

KC Applauds
"And when it comes to “man’s best friend”–even in a fairy tale–Danny Gardner epitomized the trusty companion bewitched into a dog by an evil curse. Gardner’s character breaks into a rousingly fun number that morphs into an overwhelming tap number.”

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Based off of a novel by Jodi Piccoult & 
Samantha Van Leer 

 Direction by Jeff Calhoun
 Choreography by Lorin Latarro
Music & Lyrics by Elyssa Samsel & Kate Anderson
Produced by Daryl Roth

The Shows runs September 8th - Oct. 1st in the Spencer Theatre at Kansas City Repertory Theatre.

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"Crazy For You”
at the Signature Theatre

  This winter at Washington DC’s Signature Theatre, Danny will have the pleasure of starring in
Crazy For You.  


Choreography by Tony nominated Denis Jones
Direction by Matthew Gardiner

The show runs November 7th - January 14th.

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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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“A Tap Dance in a Circle"

Choreographed by Danny Gardner

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