HOLD POST - 2012 Tony Award Story - Danny Burstein
Danny Burstein is the recipient of this year's Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for FOLLIES. Danny was nominated for a 2006 Tony Award for the role of Aldolpho in the original Broadway production of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE (also Cast Recording). He spent three seasons as an original company member of Tony Randall's National Actors Theater - credits there include: THREE MEN ON A HORSE (w/ Jack Klugman & Tony Randall), SAINT JOAN (w/ Maryann Plunkett & John Neville), THE SEAGULL (w/ Jon Voight & Tyne Daly), A LITTLE HOTEL ON THE SIDE (w/ Lynn Redgrave) and THE FLOWERING PEACH (w/ Eli Wallach & Anne Jackson).
He was also seen on Broadway in A CLASS ACT; TITANIC; and COMPANY (also Cast Recording). Off-Broadway: the world premiere of A. R. Gurney's MRS. FARNSWORTH (opposite Sigourney Weaver & John Lithgow) at the Flea; the world premiere of PSYCH at Playwrights Horizons; I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE (also Cast Recording) at the Westside; the revival of Sondheim's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG (also Cast Recording) at the York; ALL IN THE TIMING at the Houseman; Alan Menken & David Spencer's WEIRD ROMANCE (also Cast Recording) at the WPA; THE ROTHSCHILDS & HELLO MUDDAH, HELLO FADDUH - both at Circle in the Square; THE UNITED WAY at Ensemble Studio Theater; A CLASS ACT at Manhattan Theater Club; the Ira Gershwin CENTENNIAL (taped for PBS) & SAIL AWAY (w/ Elaine Stritch) - both performed at Carnegie Hall and Du BARRY WAS A LADY (w/ Robert Morse & Faith Prince), LI'L ABNER & THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE (also Cast Recording) - all with the Encores! Series at City Center. Other credits include: GREASE, SHOWBOAT (w/ Eddie Bracken), THE MUSIC MAN (w/ Jim Dale) and FUNNY GIRL (w/ Juliet Prowse & Larry Kert); OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD (directed by Andre Serban); THE HOMECOMING (directed by William Ball); the American premiere of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at the Ahmanson in Los Angeles (Ovation Award nomination); the world premiere of Barry Manilow's HARMONY (Drama-Logue Award) & MACBETH (directed by Des McAnuff) - both at the La Jolla Playhouse; the world premiere of Henry Kreiger & Bill Russell's EVERYTHING'S DUCKY at TheatreWorks; the world premiere of THE MISSION HOME at New Jersey's Forum Theater; SHENANDOAH (w/ John Cullum) at the St. Louis MUNY; FIDDLER... (w/ Theodore Bikel); PETER PAN (w/ Cathy Rigby); the world premiere of HAROLD & MAUDE (with Estelle Parsons) at the Paper Mill Playhouse; he narrated Mendelssohn's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM for the Alabama Symphony and was featured in the world premiere of TIME AND AGAIN at The Old Globe in San Diego (directed by Jack O'Brien).
Television appearances include playing Martin on the BBC-TV's hit series ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS; LAW & ORDER; CONVICTION; THIRD WATCH; LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT; ED; LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT; HOPE & FAITH; ANOTHER WORLD; ALL MY CHILDREN; AS THE WORLD TURNS as well as performing on the 2006 Tony Awards and countless television & radio commercials.
The Broadway revival of James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim's FOLLIES opened on September 12, 2012. The production was directed by Eric Schaeffer, with choreography by Warren Carlyle and music direction by James Moore.
With a 28-piece orchestra, FOLLIES featured a cast of 41 and starred two-time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters as Sally Durant Plummer, four-time Tony Award nominee Jan Maxwell as Phyllis Rogers Stone, two-time Tony Award nominee Danny Burstein as Buddy Plummer, three-time Emmy Award nominee Ron Raines as Benjamin Stone and Olivier Award winner Elaine Paige as Carlotta Campion.
The production also starred Don Correia as Theodore Whitman, Christian Delcroix as Young Buddy, Grammy & Emmy Award winner Rosalind Elias as Heidi Schiller, Colleen Fitzpatrick as Dee Dee West, Lora Lee Gayer as Young Sally, Michael Hayes as Roscoe, Leah Horowitzas Young Heidi, Tony Award nominee Jayne Houdyshell as Hattie Walker, Florence Lacey as Sandra Crane, Tony Award nominee Mary Beth Peil as Solange LaFitte, David Sabin as Dimitri Weismann, Kirsten Scottas Young Phyllis, Frederick Strother as Max Deems, Nick Verina as Young Ben, Tony Award nominee Susan Watson as Emily Whitman and Terri White as Stella Deems.
Rounding out the ensemble were Lawrence Alexander, Brandon Bieber, John Carroll, Mathew deGuzman, Sara Edwards, Leslie Donna Flesner, Jenifer Foote, Suzanne Hylenski, Danielle Jordan,Amanda Kloots-Larsen, Joseph Kolinski, Brittany Marcin, Erin N. Moore, Pamela Otterson, Clifton Samuels, Kiira Schmidt, Brian Shepard, Jessica Sheridan, Amos Wolff and Ashley Yeater.