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Danny Abosch
(Music, Lyrics, Book, Musical Arrangements)

Danny Abosch

Danny Abosch is the composer/lyricist of Placebo, a new musical that won the 2012 PMTP Development Award, including a fully produced workshop at the Pasadena Playhouse, directed by Ryan Scott Oliver. Placebo has also been workshopped at the University of Michigan, Oklahoma City University, Emerson College, and Pace University. Danny wrote music and co-wrote lyrics for Fancy Nancy the Musical with bookwriter/lyricist Susan DiLallo, which is currently running Off-Broadway at Vital Theatre and touring nationally. The Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording is available on Ghostlight Records. Danny is also the composer/lyricist of Unwritten Rules, an original musical that placed in the Academy for New Musical Theatre’s 2008 Search for New Voices in American Musical Theatre. Originally from Deerfield, IL, Danny is a graduate of the University of Michigan (B.M. in Music Education), and of NYU's Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. Danny studied musical theatre writing as one of twelve participants in the Johnny Mercer Songwriter’s Project at Northwestern University in June 2009, where he worked closely with Broadway composers Lin-Manuel Miranda and Craig Carnelia. Danny also studied songwriting at Berklee College of Music. In August 2012 and 2013, two of Danny’s songs were chosen by William Finn for his concert entitled “Songs By Ridiculously Talented Composers and Lyricists You Probably Don’t Know, But Should”. Danny’s music has been featured on the TV shows “Dance Moms” and “Last Call With Carson Daly” as well as in the upcoming films “Waiting in the Wings” and “Missed Connections”. His songs have been performed in many concert venues, including Joe's Pub and 54 Below. Danny lives in New York City and is currently working on two new original musicals.

Visit Danny's website at www.dannyabosch.com


Tommy Nolan
(Book, Original Director)
Tommy Nolan

Tommy Nolan is currently majoring in Theatre Education at Illinois State University. Tommy is also an accomplished stage technician, web designer, director, and actor, having participated (on-stage and off) in countless stage productions. He was the student Tech Director of the 2007 Illinois All-state Musical.

Visit Tommy's website at http://tommynolan.net/



Danny and Tommy, during the 2007 Workshop
Danny Abosch and Tommy Nolan