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Danna Banana is a singer/songwriter dubbed Best Party Entertainer by New York Magazine. He earned a Grand Prize in the prestigious John Lennon Songwriting Contest, and his concerts and CDs have won raves from the the LA Times (“bright tunes and comic, clever lyrics”) to the NY Post (“ripe talent!”), as well as major family magazines including Parenting, Family Fun, and Nick Jr.
As a songwriter, Dan has written for Nickelodeon, Disney’s Jojo’s Circus, as well as singers like Sara Hickman, who included his song Your Reward on Motherlode, her most recent album. His voiceover work has included singing songs for a Spiderman personalized music CD for kids; and he has worked for major celebrities like Rosie O’Donnell, Annie Liebovitz, and Ernie Anastos. He’s a regular on Rosie’s R Family cruise.
Danna Banana has taken children’s entertainment to new levels by utilizing his songwriting and performing talents to write and produce original family musicals, including Bananukah!, Suddenly Summer and his new project, Danna Banana’s Eclectic Electric Roller Coaster Custard Pie Dance Party. Danna Banana now also offers to write or stage shows to order for a specific event or series. With this innovative concept, adults and kids have the chance not only to enjoy his music, but to be a part of the creative process, as co-writers or stars of their own original show.
Trained as an operatic baritone at San Francisco Conservatory of Music, he also studied writing at NYU and at BMI’s famous Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop in New York. He teaches music in Montclair, NJ. He’s a proud member of the Dramatists Guild, Children’s Music Network, and the Manhattan Producers Alliance. He lives in Rockland County with his wife and three children.