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Danny Gurwin

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Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre

Danny Gurwin (he/him) is an MAC, Elly, and ARTy award-winning director and a BroadwayWorld, Barrymore, and Eddon award-winning actor and singer. On Broadway, Danny has starred in Little Women, Urinetown, The Scarlet Pimpernel, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, A Little Night Music (NYCO revival, LA Opera, and The Kennedy Center), Kismet, and over 500 performances stark naked in The Full Monty. Off-Broadway credits include Forbidden Broadway, Shakespeare’s R & J, A New Brain, The Thing About Men, The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, and many others. Danny also has countless regional appearances, traversing the country in works varying from the Delaware Theatre Company’s Twelfth Night to California’s Musical Theatre West premiere of Cats. In addition, symphony and concert appearances include Chicago’s Grant Park Symphony, New Haven Symphony, South Coast Symphony, Avery Fisher Hall, the Library of Congress, and making his Disney Concert Hall debut with the California Philharmonic.TV credits include: The Young and the Restless, Desperate Housewives, Law & Order. As a renowned director, teacher & guest artist Danny has taught and directed at The University of Michigan, UCLA, Western Michigan University, Youngstown University, Clark College, both the prestigious Las Vegas and Orange County High Schools of the Arts, the Professional School for the Arts, the Showchoir Camps of America, the Segrestrom Center for the Performing Arts, and AMDA-Los Angeles. Danny holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Michigan. He comes to Oakland from the University of Arizona where he served as Head of the Acting/Musical Theatre Program and Artistic Director of the Arizona Repertory Theatre.

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