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Regretting Almost Everything – World Premiere

Regretting Almost Everything, (formerly titled Things We Think But Don’t Dare Say) a new musical featuring book and lyrics by Lauren Taslitz and music by Danny Ursetti, will make its debut with a special two-night run on August 6 and 7 at Mr. Finn’s Cabaret (36 Linden Street, Pittsfield) at Barrington Stage Company. The performances will be the final installment of this year’s Artists on the Horizon emerging musical theater artists series and will star Broadway veterans Anne L. Nathan (Once) and Jeff Blumenkrantz (Bright Star).

An evening of sensational songs about the ups and downs of a long marriage, including, “I Let You Drive,” “A Very Short Jew in the Long Fur Coat,” “Main Line Philly Sex,” “I Want to Have an Affair,” and “We Bought A Plot.”. Lauren’s signature mix of twisted humor and brutal honesty is taken to a whole new level with Danny’s exciting music.

Bill Finn says “You’d be a fool to miss it.”

Sunday and Monday, August 6th and 7th
8 pm – $25
Mr. Finn’s Cabaret at Barrington Stage, Pittsfield, MA.

Get tickets here: (Sunday night) (Monday night)



TISCH 50th Anniversary Song Contest!!!

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I am happy to announce that a song I co-wrote with Jesse Gage, “For All The World” has won 3rd place in NYU TISCH’s 50th Anniversary Song Contest!




The song was premiered at Tisch’s 50th Anniversary Weekend Celebration on 2/26 in the Riese Lounge at the Dean’s Hangout.

Check out video of the live performance below:

lyrics by Jesse Gage
music by Danny Ursetti
music arranged & orchestrated by Danny Ursetti


Nina Kauffman –  Lead Vocals
Laura Barati, Mishelle Cuttler, David Gregory Jackson, Lancelle, & Xiaodan Zhang  – Background Vocals
Jacob Fjeldheim – Piano
David Mahokey – Guitar
Jack Schlesinger – Bass
Danny Ursetti – Drums

You can also hear the studio recording here:

Let me know what you think!



World of Questions LIVE!

Hi Everyone!

I am very excited to finally share a clip from my New York debut last year…

this is WORLD OF QUESTIONS live at The Laurie Beechman Theatre

music and arrangement by Danny Ursetti
lyrics by Jesse Gage

Vocals – Alex Syiek
Piano – Rachel Dean
Violin – Emily Chiu
Cello – Jacob Fjeldheim
Bass – Jack Schlesinger
Drums – Danny Ursetti

I hope you enjoy it and let me know what you think!


I Guess This Is Goodbye Ole’ Pal…(Part 2)

I can’t believe I’ve been writing on this beautiful instrument for the past 9 years. We’ve been through a lot. I’ll miss ya and I hope to see you soon…


I Guess This Is Goodbye Ole’ Pal…(Part 1)

I’m saying goodbye to an old friend this morning…

Saying goodbye to this piano in the morning… #Goodbye #OutOfTune #Piano #WhenYouWishUponAStar #Disney @royalhsband

A video posted by dannyursetti (@dannyursetti) on

I received this beautiful Wurlitzer upright piano as a gift a few years ago and basically used it as a backup/sfx piano. It has always been out of tune, but I LOVE the sounds it could create and used it quite often on different film and recording projects.

She will be missed, but has found a good home. “If music be the food of love, play on.”


NYU Bound!!!

I am thrilled to announce that I was accepted to NYU’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program!!!

To keep up to date on my latest adventure, please check back to the site often and you can also follow me on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram!!!


Congrats SSHS!!!

Congratulations to Larry English & The Santa Susana High School Percussion Ensemble on receiving a Superior Command Performance at the Valley View Solo/Ensemble Festival!!!

10355769_10200402300538013_520368096713152480_nThey performed/comissioned my arrangement “Themes from Star Trek”, music by Alexander Courage and Jerry Goldsmith.

I hope to have audio/video to upload soon!