Danny Ashkenasi
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SHOWS:  
beTwixt beTween & beTWAIN -  I Too Sing America -  The Song of Job 9:11 -  Cock-a-Doodle-Doo!
-  The Tell-Tale Heart -  Beyond   - Hamlet             RESUMES: Actor - Composer  -  Teaching Artist -            
Actor:

Film/TV:
Normandy (the Great Crusade)
Rote Erde
Kraftprobe

Musicals:
beTwixt, beTween &
beTWAIN
The Tell-Tale Heart
Kidnapgirl
Heidi
a.o.

Classical:
Richard II
Macbeth
The Merchant of Venice
Doctor Faustus
a.o.

Dramas:
Nosferatu
Garbage, The City and Death
Salem
A (A Scarlett Letter Carnival)
a.o
.

Comedie
s:
Only Love Will Do
LibidOff
Selftorture and Strenuous
Exercise
Landscape of the Bo
dy
Bohemia on Wry
a.o
.

for more see resume
Composer

in New York:
I Too Sing America
Cock-a-Doodle-Doo!
beTwixt, beTween &
beTWAIN
The Tell-Tale Heart
The Song of Job
Beyond - a little night opera
Boroughed Tales - Lucky Hans
When Thou, My Music,
Music Play'st
a.o.

recipient of FringeNYC 06's
Award for Outstanding
Achievement in Music and
Lyrics


in Germany:
Once Upon a Frog
Gurkenkoenig
Jenseits
Witches
a.o.

Only composer represented
twice at the Hamburg
Musical Festival
(1997 and 2000)

for more see resume
To contact Danny, send an email to
admin@ashkenasi.net,  
or call 718 789 1149
Teaching Artist:

Resident Artist with the
Metropolitan Opera Guild
and
Manhattan New Music Project

Choral Director at the Children's
School in Brooklyn

for more see resume
Director/Producer

Directed and Music Directed most
of his own musicals as well as many
other productions.

Founded
Fredrick Byers
Productions
with his husband Edward Elder,
mounting many concerts,
workshops, and full productions of
musical works in New York.
Photo of Danny Ashkenasi
and Edward Elder
by Anne Megyas
The Mark Twain Musical Comedy:
beTwixt, beTween & beTWAIN
"Evocative and exciting ... gorgeous ... beautiful ...  A musical voice that commands attention"
- NYtheatre.com          
read the rave reviews on the Twainpage

Watch the beTWAIN Mini-Movie Here!

More select beTWAIN YouTube excerpts:
ACT ONE:  1    2     3    4     5    6            ACT TWO:  1    2   3   4  

hear more beTWAIN music here
artwork: Derk Scholtz
Danny's first musical
"Once Upon a Frog"
had its German language premiere as "Es War Einmal ein Frosch"
at the Wetzlarer Festpiele July  2009
Listen to musical excerpts here! (note the icon)
Cock-A-Doodle-Doo!
a musical play by Herman Melville and Danny Ashkenasi

Listen to musical excerpts here ! (note the icon)
SPREEWALDLIEDER
Danny's suite for Harp and Flute
has been released on the cd
Reisen in Fantasie und Gegenwart
recorded  by the Duo Elysee

click here for an audio sample
email
CDRoloff@gmx.de
to order a cd
The Song of Job 9:11
"moving ... compelling ... haunting ... powerful" - Backstage

Click here for more info / reviews / lyrics

Listen to excerpts here

Watch complete concert performance on
YouTube!
Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 - Part 5
Part 6 - Part 7 - Part 8 - Part 9 - Part 10
I TOO SING AMERICA
The Blues According to Langston Hughes
words: Langston Hughes    music: Danny Ashkenasi

WATCH THE YOUTUBE SELECTIONS:
Songs from the South -  Harlem Dreams  
Madam Songs - Civil Rights Suite -  Love & Peace

LISTEN TO MORE EXCERPTS HERE!
"It seems that Danny Ashkenasi's ambition is to compose the
Great American Literary Songbook and he is up to the task."
- Mark Savitt, Hi Drama!
Jacqui Sutton's new cd
"Billie and Dolly"
includes three of Danny's songs:
Keeper of Your Love,
Sweep Me Off My Feet &
Mississippi Song
WITCHES
Listen to 3 songs from the
two women musical comedy
HERE
(includes 105 witchy illustrations!)
Listen to music from Danny's new musical:
SPEAKEASY
The Adventures of John and Jane Allison in the Wonderland
Follow Danny to his new site and blog:

Notes from a
Composer


at www.dannyashkenasi.com

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