John McDaniel News

Date of Birth: February 26
Birth Place: St. Louis, MO, USA
Gender: Male
BWW Review: Barb Jungr and John McDaniel Try Something New at BirdlandBWW Review: Barb Jungr and John McDaniel Try Something New at Birdland
by Alix Cohen - Nov 30, 2016

Barb Jungr is a maverick. She sings R&B and blues from her gut, can slide into jazz phrasing like muted brass, dismantles what we classify as rock so it's stripped to its meaningful bone, has a fervent moral compass, and is characteristically acerbic. Whether her voice rips or ripples, it's authentic. You can tell I'm a fan. In an effort, one conjectures, to broaden her appeal, she's lately partnered with musician John McDaniel, whose background is theater. While the two are amiable on stage and offer appealing harmony, arrangements sound the same--- somewhere between Broadway and pop, no matter what the material. Almost all vocals with McDaniel are brighter, louder, and faster than they might be. (more...)

Photo Flash: Barb Jungr and John McDaniel Join Together for 'That's Life' at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Barb Jungr and John McDaniel Join Together for 'That's Life' at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present the onstage collaboration of award-winning British cabaret singer Barb Jungr and Grammy and two-time Emmy-winning composer/arranger/musical director John McDaniel, in a brand new show. "That's Life," a one-night-only event, took place at Birdland on Monday, November 28. (more...)

Will Swenson and Beth Leavel to Lead Reading of BRAVE NEW WORLD: THE MUISCALWill Swenson and Beth Leavel to Lead Reading of BRAVE NEW WORLD: THE MUISCAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Following its recent critically acclaimed premier at the North Carolina Stage Company this past May, BNW DEVELOPMENTAL, LLC will present a private developmental reading of BRAVE NEW WORLD: THE MUSICAL in Midtown Manhattan early December 2016.    (more...)


by BWW Contests - Nov 23, 2016

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Dave Holland, Barb Jungr and John McDaniel Coming Up This Month at BirdlandDave Holland, Barb Jungr and John McDaniel Coming Up This Month at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for November 28-December 5, featuring Dave Holland, Kevin Eubanks, Chris Potter, Obed Calvaire, Barb Jungr and John McDaniel, Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Eden Espinosa to Join Jason Robert Brown at Subculture for Post-Election Drowning of Sorrow 11/14Eden Espinosa to Join Jason Robert Brown at Subculture for Post-Election Drowning of Sorrow 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2016

A concert series curated by the renowned Tony Award-winning composer, lyricist, conductor, and director, Jason Robert Brown. Each unique performance will incorporate an eclectic mix of material, featuring music from throughout his acclaimed career, along with new works in development.   (more...)

Billy Porter's New Album to Spotlight Richard Rodgers with Help from Cynthia Erivo and MoreBilly Porter's New Album to Spotlight Richard Rodgers with Help from Cynthia Erivo and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Bee & El and Sony Masterworks Broadway announced today that Tony & Grammy Award-Winner Billy Porter will release a new studio album, Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers, in April 2017. (more...)

Annette Warren to Return to New York at the Age of 94 in I AIN'T DONE YETAnnette Warren to Return to New York at the Age of 94 in I AIN'T DONE YET
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Annette Warren, the 'secret' singing voice of Ava Gardner and Lucille Ball in such films as the MGM classic 'Show Boat,' and a nightclub, TV and recording star whose career spans the past 70 years, will make a long-awaited return to New York at the age of 94, with a special performance of her new one-woman show, 'I Ain't Done Yet' at Feinstein's/54 Below on Thursday, March 30 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

Birdland Jazz Club Announces November Schedule, Featuring JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY and More!Birdland Jazz Club Announces November Schedule, Featuring JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2016

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts: (more...)

J. Robert Spencer and Erikka Walsh to Star in Staged Reading of BREAKING THE SHAKESPEARE CODEJ. Robert Spencer and Erikka Walsh to Star in Staged Reading of BREAKING THE SHAKESPEARE CODE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2016

Sometimes the words we speak become a secret code for what we really feel. Shortly before an audition for her first professional Shakespeare play, gifted and entitled young actor Anna arrives in a college rehearsal hall expecting help from brilliant, bitter acting instructor Curt. When their work together leads to professional success but personal misery, they must decide whether or not to break their Shakespeare code and uncover how they really feel about each other. (more...)

The Off Broadway Alliance will Present A Free Casting Panel DiscussionThe Off Broadway Alliance will Present A Free Casting Panel Discussion
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing firms, will hold the next event in its Free Seminars series, focused on the Off Broadway Casting Process on Sunday October 23rd, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: Switt, Gardner, McDaniel & more at Sally Mayes & Jeff Harnar in DOUBLE TAKEPhoto Flash: Switt, Gardner, McDaniel & more at Sally Mayes & Jeff Harnar in DOUBLE TAKE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2016

 Tony nominee SALLY MAYES ('She Loves Me') and award-winning JEFF HARNAR (Broadway World Cabaret Award) continue their run of DOUBLE TAKE at The Laurie Beechman Theatre.  At Wednesday night's performance the audience included LORETTA SWITT ('Mash'), RITA GARDNER ('The Fantasticks'), JOHN McDANIEL ('The Rosie O'Donnel Show'), MICHAEL ALDEN ('Pippin'), REX REED ('Myra Breckinridge'),and more.  The September performances conclude on Wednesday September 28 at 7pm at The Laurie Beechman Theatre followed by a special Cabaret Convention week matinee on Thursday October 20th at 2pm.  Music Director Alex Rybeck ('Grand Hotel') leads the trio featuring Bob Renino (bass) and Dan Gross (drums).  'A  swell evening of prime, solidly-anchored entertainment.  SALLY MAYES and JEFF HARNAR have created a show full of charm, schtick and creativity, not to mention a fresh song list and well-honed singing chops.  Their distinctive, individual voices work quite well as one.  In addition the show has been cannily crafted to make the most of what each can bring to the act.'  Marilyn Lester THEATRE PIZZAZZ (more...)

JERSEY BOYS Star Michael Longoria to Encore BROADWAY BRICK BY BRICK at Joe's PubJERSEY BOYS Star Michael Longoria to Encore BROADWAY BRICK BY BRICK at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Original "Jersey Boy" Michael Longoria will return to Joe's Pub at The Public to perform BROADWAY BRICK BY BRICK on Sunday, September 18 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Tony Winner Anthony Crivello Joins Cast of Studio Tenn's EVITATony Winner Anthony Crivello Joins Cast of Studio Tenn's EVITA
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 3, 2016

Tony Award winner Anthony Crivello will join the cast of Studio Tenn and Tennessee Performinig Arts Center's production of Evita this September, playing the role of Juan Peron. Playing opposite Crivello in the eponymous role of Eva Peron is Broadway diva Eden Espinosa. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Eden Does Eva- Watch Trailer of Espinosa in Studio Tenn's EVITA!STAGE TUBE: Eden Does Eva- Watch Trailer of Espinosa in Studio Tenn's EVITA!
by Stage Tube - Jun 28, 2016

Running September 9-18 at TPAC's Andrew Jackson Hall, Broadway's Eden Espinosa will lead Studio Tenn's EVITA. Check out a trailer for the production below! (more...)

Old School Square in Delray Beach Sets 2016-17 SeasonOld School Square in Delray Beach Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Old School Square has served for over 25 years as the gathering place for Delray Beach, and the 2016-17 Season will launch a new era of arts and entertainment for all ages. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Justin Matthew Sargent and More in BRAVE NEW WORLD Premiere at NC StagePhoto Flash: First Look at Justin Matthew Sargent and More in BRAVE NEW WORLD Premiere at NC Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The world premiere of the musical BRAVE NEW WORLD opened this past weekend at North Carolina Stage Company in Asheville, NC. Below, BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action, plus photos from the opening festivities! (more...)

NC Stage's BRAVE NEW WORLD: THE MUSICAL, Starring Justin Matthew Sargent, Begins TonightNC Stage's BRAVE NEW WORLD: THE MUSICAL, Starring Justin Matthew Sargent, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Asheville, N.C. - North Carolina Stage Company (NC Stage) welcomes Broadway's Justin Matthew Sargent as the lead for its world premiere of BRAVE NEW WORLD: THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Westchester Broadway Theatre's HAPPY DAYSPhoto Flash: First Look at Westchester Broadway Theatre's HAPPY DAYS
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

The hit musical, Happy Days, is based on the Paramount Pictures' television series. The series' original creator Garry Marshall wrote the book.  Happy Days features 21 songs, including the series' iconic theme song, by Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe award-winning songwriter Paul Williams, with orchestrator and arranger, John McDaniel. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of HAPPY DAYS at Westchester Broadway TheatrePhoto Flash: Meet the Stars of HAPPY DAYS at Westchester Broadway Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Westchester Broadway Theatre presents HAPPY DAYS, running May 5 - July 17, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)

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