daniel zaitchik

composer / writer / etcetera

Daniel Zaitchik

Hello.  I write tunes and words.  Sometimes I sing or say them,  sometimes other folks do.  

As a singer-songwriter my recording projects include BAD DANCER and SUMMER OF THE SODA FOUNTAIN GIRLS (with my old band blue bottle collection.) You can find my tunes on iTunes or Bandcamp and other such places - some released under my name and others as Blue Bottle Collection. 

As a playwright-composer my projects include PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK, DARLING GRENADINE, and SUPREMA (with playwright jordan harrison.)  My work has been developed and/or produced at Roundabout Theatre Company, Lincoln Center Theater, the Eugene O'neill Theater Center, New Dramatists, Ars Nova, and Goodspeed Musicals.  

Recent stuff: DARLING GRENADINE premiered at Goodspeed in AUgust 2017 and was later showcased at The National Alliance For Musical THeatre's 2017 Fall Conference and Roundabout's Underground Reading Series.

Up next: PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK at Princeton University this March, a new one person musical for the 2018 edition of Premieres' Inner Voices in NYC this Octoberand a new singer-songwriter album.

Other titles i don include actor, pianist, teacher, and occasional visual artist. . 

I've been given some nice honors including the 2017 Kleban Prize for most promising Musical Theatre Lyricist.  I'm sure there's more to say but i do not enjoy navigating the tone of a bio i am writing for myself.  Things i do enjoy include elephants, whales, pigs, and dogs.  Also sloths and wombats.  Thanks for stopping by.