Noted for her inventive staging, Dorothy Danner has directed
nearly 200 productions of operettas, musicals and plays
throughout the United States, Canada and Belgium; including
operas for the companies of Glimmerglass, Houston, Philadelphia,
Miami, Cleveland, Minnesota, Cincinnati, Portland, Kansas
City, Virginia and for San Francisco Merola. Her production
of A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM in New York for the Juilliard,
garnered wide critical acclaim, as did her PBS-TV, TRIBUTE
TO GILBERT AND SULLIVAN for the Boston Pops and her television
staging of Richard Wargo’s opera, BALLYMORE- the first
and only musical setting of a Brian Friel play.
Ms. Danner has had the honor of staging the premieres of
contemporary composers Barab, Botti, Garwood. Hamlisch, Harnick, Lloyd, Mechem. Musgrave, Sirotta and Wargo. And she has served on the awards panel
for the National Institute of Music Theatre and on Opera
America’s Panel for New Works.