Dan Reitz is based in New York City. This Bio is under construction as of June 20, 2017.
He is the musical director behind the acclaimed improv musical comedy shows Your Love, Our Musical, Baby Wants Candy, and BLANK! The Musical. For his work with Baby Wants Candy, Broadway Baby recently called him "truly a musical genius."
His music has appeared on This American Life, in international advertising campaigns, and for dozens of comedy web videos.
As an educator, his primary interests are composition, improvisation, harmony, music analysis and the history of American music. Dan has taught at Princeton University and the New York Film Academy as well as several K-12 institutions, most recently Collegiate School in New York City. He has performed and taught musical improv comedy workshops at festivals throughout the world including the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Williamstown Theater Festival, the Del Close Marathon in New York City, and the Summer Improv Medley in Washington, DC.
As a trombonist his credits include performances at the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Blue Note, Smalls, and at swing dances up and down the East coast.
You can see him most Wednesdays performing with Vern at the Peoples Improv Theater, and throught the city with tons of comedy and musical theatre shows.
Selected Credits as Music Director:
Baby Wants Candy (NYC, Chicago, Edinburgh, Touring)
Your Love, Our Musical (NYC)
BLANK! The Musical (NYC)
Vern Musical Improv (NYC)
Rebecca Vigil (NYC)
Broadway at the W (NYC)
50 Shades! The Musical (Touring, Edinburgh)
Thrones! The Musical (Edinburgh)
Running Late with Scott Rogowski (NYC)
The Peoples Improv Theater (NYC)
Right Now! With Caroline Castiglia (NYC)
Guys and Dolls (High School Production, NYC)
Marat / Sade (High School Production, NYC)
Once on this Island Jr. (Middle School Production, NYC)