Academic Bio
Dan's book project, currently titled Engaging Musicals: Broadway and Contemporary Americans, explores the self- and world-making potentials of the Broadway musical, with specific attention to the role of difference in the making of the musical self. This project is based on his dissertation "Affecting the Musical Self" Sex, Race, and the Politics of Feeling in American Musical Theatre." (PhD - Performance Studies, NYU-Tisch, 2013).  Dan’s writing has appeared in Studies in Musical Theatre, Women & Performance, and Theatre Journal. Dan's article on theatre chat rooms will appear in the upcoming Routledge Companion to the Post-1970's Stage Musical. Dan has taught theatre and performance at NYU-Tisch, The New School, Yale University, the University of Pittsburgh, Bronx Community College, and the School of Visual Arts, focusing on theories of race, sexuality, and difference in contemporary American performance.

Academic CV

Writing Samples

  • "A Big Black Lady Stops the Show: Black Women and Performances of Excess in Musical Theatre," in Studies in Musical Theatre 6:1, 2012 — Full Text
  • Book Review: Hard Times: The Adult Musical in 1970s New York City by Elizabeth L. Wollman, in Studies in Musical Theatre 7:3, 2013 — Full Text
  • Book Review: From Winning the Vote to Directing on Broadway: The Emergence of Women on the New York Stage, 1880-1927 by Pamela Cobrin, in Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory 23:1, March 2013 — Full Text