DANN DUNN is Philadelphia and New York based Director/Choreographer, creating award winning works and gaining critical acclaim in classic and contemporary musical theatre with reviewers calling his work ‘imaginative’, ‘passionate’, ‘fun’, ‘energetic’, ‘masterful’, ‘divine’, and ‘stunning’. As a Director/Choreographer, Associate, and Dance Captain, he has created and maintained productions around the world with credits including Madison Square Garden, National and International Tours, Regional theatre, Cruise Lines, live events, and television.
Directing and choreographing highlights include MAME Starring Tony Award nominee Andrea McArdle and ‘Orange Is The New Black’s’ Lea Delaria (Bucks County Playhouse), MAME Starring Sally Struthers (Riverside Theatre), THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS and MAME Starring Emmy Award winner Loretta Swit, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, FAME, CHICAGO (Forestburgh Playhouse), HELLO, DOLLY! Starring Tony nominee Andrea McArdle, SPAMALOT Starring Tony Award nominee Ann Crumb, HAIRSPRAY, FOREVER PLAID, THE ADDAMS FAMILY (Media Theatre), BURT & ME (Delaware Theatre Company), ANYTHING GOES, LEGALLY BLONDE, THE WEDDING SINGER, EVITA, OKLAHOMA, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, CATS (NCT), SHREK (Jenny Wiley Theatre), HAIRSPRAY (Wohlfahrt Haus Theatre), THE WIZARD OF OZ (Weathervane Repertory Theatre), HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL (Carnegie Theatre), LA TRAVIATA (Edinburgh Fringe), HAIRSPRAY, THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES, MAME (Allenberry Playhouse), DAMN YANKEES (Ocean City Theatre Company), PIPPIN, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, FOOTLOOSE (Eagle Theatre), CATS, AIDA, A CHORUS LINE (Ritz Theatre).
Dann is a contributing choreographer for The Red Cross, The X Games, Circus Circus Las Vegas, Playboy TV, National Liberty Museum and is the Creator/Director/Choreographer of DAMES AT SEA: A BURLESQUE REVUE for Norwegian Cruise Line. Other credits include performing in the New York company of MIRACLE ON 34th STREET (Madison Square Garden), SESAME STREET LIVE ON BROADWAY! (Paramount Theatre, Madison Square Garden), THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER (Symphony Space). National Tours include CATS, THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER, THE MUSIC MAN, SESAME STREET LIVE!. International credits include THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLYOD WEBBER, CATS, SESAME STREET LIVE!. World Premiere: Created the role of ‘Tennessee’ in YANK. TV: Good Morning America, The Today Show.
Dann has worked as an Associate/Assistant on shows including THE MUSIC MAN (National Tour), REALLY ROSIE (Bucks County Playhouse), THE WILD PARTY (Media Theatre), Camp Broadway’s television appearances on Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and on the most recent production of Nell Benjamin and Duncan Sheik’s new Broadway-bound BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE at the Delaware Theatre Company, Directed and Choreographed by Tony Award nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge.
As a teaching artist, Dann has a vast background as an educator to performers of all ages. He has been a guest artist with New York’s Camp Broadway, University of Pennsylvania, University Of The Arts, Temple University, Arizona State University, Ritz Theatre, and the Walnut Street Theatre, to name a few. Dann is also the co-founder and co-Artistic Director of MUSIC THEATRE PHILLY, a children’s musical theatre training facility in Center City Philadelphia, with a mission to create a professional training ground for young artists by cultivating a creative, encouraging, and disciplined environment, while maintaining the integrity of Musical Theatre.