COMPOSER, CONDUCTOR, ARRANGER

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Danny Ursetti is a composer from Southern California. Musical theater compositions include: A STATUE OF STATURE (Prospect Theater Company’s Musical Theater Lab), REGRETTING ALMOST EVERYTHING (Barrington Stage Company), YOUR BRAND-NEW INCURABLE DISEASE (NYU Tisch Drama STAGEworks), I WANT TO EAT BRAINS (Fresh Grind Festival), WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU OUR FRIEND REZA IS DEAD (The Electric Brain) and the in-development works: CHARLIE BUILDS A FLYING MACHINE TO THE AFTERLIFE, A GAME TO SAVE THE WORLD, and UNTITLED SONG CYCLE (lyrics by William Finn). Conducting work includes Asst. Conductor on The David Rose Centennial Recordings and Principal Conductor on Remembering The Platters: Songs Of My Father both for Capitol Records. He served as Music Assistant to William Finn on the Broadway revival of FALSETTOS, and his songs have been performed at Feinstein’s/54 Below, The Laurie Beechman Theatre, Goodspeed Musicals, Barrington Stage Company, Two River Theater, The 52nd St. Project, Green Room 42, and The Sidewalk Cafe. Film/TV credits include THE EMPEROR NEWEST CLOTHES (song arranger), HILL’S IDEAL BALANCE PET FOOD (composer, music), GATCHAMAN (conductor/additional music), and THE ACTIVIST (orchestration). His arrangements & orchestrations have been performed by The New York Philharmonic, Pasadena Pops, Master’s College, California State University Northridge, Pipe Dream Flutes, and countless ensembles and high schools around the country. He received an MFA in Musical Theater Writing from the Tisch School of the Arts NYU and holds a BM from California State University, Northridge School of Music. Danny a current member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Workshop, a composer at the 52nd St. Project, and a teaching artist with Chicago Opera Theater. Upcoming: IN MY BOOK with book & lyrics by Lauren Taslitz commissioned by Costal Carolina (April 2018).


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