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Dan Mertzlufft

 
Bio:
Daniel is a NYC based composer, arranger, orchestrator, and music director. Most known for his viral sensations The Thanksgiving Musical on The Late Late Show with James Corden featuring Audra McDonald, Patti LuPone, Josh Gad, Josh Groban, and Kristin Chenoweth, his arrangement of “Remy The ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Daniel is a NYC based composer, arranger, orchestrator, and music director. Most known for his viral sensations The Thanksgiving Musical on The Late Late Show with James Corden featuring Audra McDonald, Patti LuPone, Josh Gad, Josh Groban, and Kristin Chenoweth, his arrangement of “Remy The ... (read complete bio)
 

Dan Mertzlufft Biography

Daniel is a NYC based composer, arranger, orchestrator, and music director. Most known for his viral sensations The Thanksgiving Musical on The Late Late Show with James Corden featuring Audra McDonald, Patti LuPone, Josh Gad, Josh Groban, and Kristin Chenoweth, his arrangement of “Remy The Ratatouille” by Emily Jacobson that launched the Tiktok Rataouille musical movement, and The Grocery Store Musical, an arrangement of Lousia Melcher’s “New York Summer.”

Original works include Breathe: Portraits from a Pandemic, Dot and the Kangaroo, commissioned by MTI Australaisa and iTheatrics, House Rules: A New Musical based on the New York Times Best Selling novel by Jodi Picoult, far memory, commissioned by Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar for Stephanie Blythe and Alan Louis Smith, Construction Site on Christmas Night and a new score for The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, commissioned by Bay Area Children’s Theatre, The Letter; A New Opera, and a new score for Laura Eason’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer commissioned by MU Summer Repertory Theatre. He is a member of the advanced class of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop.

Music Direction credits include; Off-Broadway: Sistas, 54 Below Sings – ABBA, Ariana Grande, Pop Hits of the 2000s, The Jonas Brothers. Readings: Monstersongs (NAMT), The Big One-Oh! TYA, and Hans Christian Anderson TYA (The Kennedy Center’s New Visions, New Voices). iTheatrics Workshops: Heathers HSE, Chicago HSE, Andrew Lloyd Webber for Young Actors Cats, Mary Poppins JR., G2K… Footloose, Newsies JR., Sister Act JR., The Drowsy Chaperone JR., My Fair Lady School Edition, Finding Nemo JR.

Arrangement & Orchestration credits include; “Princess” from Witches for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Hans Christian Andersen (additional arrangements and underscoring) The Big One Oh! (additional arrangements and underscoring), “Children Will Listen” by Stephen Sondheim, commissioned by the Junior Theater Festival for the 20th anniversary of Broadway JR. “Rainbow Connection” by Paul Williams on the occasion of his acceptance of the Junior Theater Festival Legacy Award, and over 50 songs for Oh, What a Night!, The Rhythm of Life, & Fantastical Families, and more, at Transcendence Theatre Company.

As an educator, he leads workshops at the international Junior Theater Festivals, Junior Theater Celebrations throughout the United States, and specialized music workshops for the Shubert Foundation and the NYC Department of Education.




Dan Mertzlufft News

Kristin Chenoweth, Cynthia Erivo, Toby Marlow, and Lucy Moss Join The 2021 Junior The Photo Kristin Chenoweth, Cynthia Erivo, Toby Marlow, and Lucy Moss Join The 2021 Junior Theater Festival Online Extravaganza!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 4, 2021

Cynthia Erivo (Harriet; The Color Purple, Broadway), Kristin Chenoweth (Descendants; Wicked, Broadway), and Toby Marlow & Lucy Moss (SIX co-creators) have joined the talent appearing at the 2021 Junior Theater Festival Online Extravaganza! (JTF OE).

Pasek & Paul To Headline 2021 Junior Theater Festival Online Extravaganza Photo Pasek & Paul To Headline 2021 Junior Theater Festival Online Extravaganza
by Stephi Wild - Dec 23, 2020

Songwriters Pasek & Paul will perform the headlining concert for the 2021 Junior Theater Festival Online Extravaganza!. The Junior Theater Festival Online Extravaganza! takes place January 15-17, 2021. Individual registration is open through January 4.

New Musical A HANUKKAH CAROL Debuts First Look and Listen With Michael James Scott, B Photo New Musical A HANUKKAH CAROL Debuts First Look and Listen With Michael James Scott, Ben Fankhauser and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 14, 2020

Hanukkah 2021 is gonna be LIT! A HANUKKAH CAROL, or GELT TRIP! The Musical isn’t just “A Christmas Carol for Jews”—it’s an irreverent and heartfelt musical comedy that celebrates being the best version of oneself in pursuit of making the world a kinder place.

THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE to Open at Bay Area Children's Theatre in Febru Photo THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE to Open at Bay Area Children's Theatre in February
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 10, 2020

The classic tale of a magical visit to a land frozen in eternal winter under a powerful witch's spell takes a new twist as Bay Area Children's Theatre presents 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' Saturday, February 1 - Sunday, March 15, at the BACT Berkeley Center, 2055 Center Street, Berkeley, CA 94704, with performances weekends at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 4 p.m.

Cast Members Of THE LIGHTNING THIEF Join MONSTERSONGS IN CONCERT; VR Game to Debut Photo Cast Members Of THE LIGHTNING THIEF Join MONSTERSONGS IN CONCERT; VR Game to Debut
by Julie Musbach - Oct 24, 2019

Sam Leicht, T. Shyvonne Stewart, Izzy Figueroa, and Sarah Beth Pfeifer will make a special appearance at the previously announced Feinstein's/54 Below premiere of Monstersongs, written by Rob Rokicki, composer of Broadway's The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical. Audience members who are torn between whether to see the Greek mythology monsters of Percy Jackson or the vampires and witches of Monstersongs needn't worry; much like the talented cast members mentioned above, they can be a part of both.

Lorna Luft, Peter LaPrade, Ann Hampton Callaway, And More Come to Feinstein's/54 Belo Photo Lorna Luft, Peter LaPrade, Ann Hampton Callaway, And More Come to Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 19, 2018

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.

Peter LaPrade Comes to Feinstein's/54 Below Photo Peter LaPrade Comes to Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephi Wild - Oct 2, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Peter LaPrade (Off-Broadway's This Ain't No Disco - Atlantic Theater Company, The Lightning Thief) on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at 9:30pm. In an encore performance of his solo debut earlier this year, New York theatre newcomer Peter LaPrade brings a fresh face, a fresh voice, and healthy dose of blues and rock & roll to Broadway's supper club. A one-night-only engagement, LaPrade sings the songs that have shaped him, pays homage to those artists, and explores how growing up on Bruce Springsteen & Janis Joplin actually prepared him to sing showtunes.

Laura Osnes & Tony Yazbeck, Kate Baldwin, and More to Take the Stage at Feinstein's/5 Photo Laura Osnes & Tony Yazbeck, Kate Baldwin, and More to Take the Stage at Feinstein's/54 Below in October
by Julie Musbach - Sep 28, 2018

Next month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

THE LIGHTNING THIEF's Peter LaPrade Makes Feinstein's/54 Below Solo Debut Photo THE LIGHTNING THIEF's Peter LaPrade Makes Feinstein's/54 Below Solo Debut
by Julie Musbach - Jan 11, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Peter LaPrade (Off-Broadway's The Lightning Thief) in Little Boy Blue on Saturday, February 17, 2018, at 11:30pm.In his premiere solo performance, New York theatre newcomer Peter LaPrade brings a healthy dose of blues and rock & roll to Broadway's supper club. A one-night-only engagement, LaPrade sings the songs that have shaped him, pays homage to those artists, and explores how growing up on Bruce Springsteen & Janis Joplin actually led him to sing showtunes.

Samantha Barks, Eleanor Reissa and More Coming Up Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for details!