daniel zaitchik

composer / writer / etcetera

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.) I've been known to play at venues like Joe's Pub, 54 Below, Canal Room, Rockwood Music Hall, Room 5, and The Bootleg Theatre.

as a playwright-composer my projects include PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK, DARLING GRENADINE, and SUPREMA (with playwright jordan harrison.)  My work has been developed at Lincoln Center Theater, the Eugene O'neill Theater Center, New Dramatists, Ars Nova, and Goodspeed Musicals.  Darling Grenadine will premiere at Goodspeed in 2017.

Other titles i don include actor, pianist, teacher, orchestrator, and music supervisor. 

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 tricky tone of a bio i am writing for myself.  Things i do enjoy include elephants, whales, pigs, and dogs. Thanks for stopping by.