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Dan Riddle

Head, MFA Music Directing
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Music Director of the School of Theatre. BM, MM, The Juilliard School (Piano Performance) Diplom (with Special Recognition), Hochshule fur Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Vienna, Piano and Conducting, (Fulbright recipient). Winner of numerous international piano competitions. Performed as concerto soloist with the orchestras of Cleveland, Dallas, Monte Carlo, Cairo (Egypt), among others. In New York conducted the Broadway productions of Les Miserables, Titanic, A Class Act, Oklahoma, Into the Woods, Mamma Mia, Bombay Dreams, and The Light in the Piazza. Since 2011 head of the MFA graduate program in Music Directing for Musical Theatre. Recent grads of the program have worked on (Broadway) Rocky, Big Fish, Bullets Over Broadway, It Should Have Been You, Violet, American In Paris, Something Rotten, Finding Neverland, School Of Rock, the current revival of Miss Saigon, SpongeBob Squarepants (Off-Broadway) John & Jen, (National Tours) Cinderella, 2nd National Hamilton, Kinky Boots, (Regional) Anastasia, In Your Arms, Little Dancer, Ever After, Lion King in Shanghai, Hamilton San Francisco.