About

Dan Reitz is a musician, educator and comedy professional based in New York City. He is the musical director and composer for many of the world's most celebrated musical comedy shows, including Baby Wants Candy, Your Love Our Musical, BLANK! The Musical, and Vern. 


When not performing, Dan composes and produces music at Dan Reitz Studios in Queens, New York City. His music has been featured on This American Life, podcasts by Gimlet, Audible and Earwolf, on television commercials, and on stages throughout New York City. 

A lifelong educator, Dan has taught at Princeton University, Collegiate School, and the Bank Street School; he currently teaches at Sarah Lawrence College. 

selected credits

Music Direction & Book Arranging - Theater

  • Thrones! The Musical Parody (Edinburgh Fringe)

  • 50 Shades! The Musical Parody (North American Tour, Off-Broadway, UK)

  • Whiskeyland! (NYC Workshop)

Music Direction - Comedy

  • Kick It! With Rebecca Vigil (Caroline's on Broadway)

  • Baby Wants Candy (NYC, Edinburgh Fringe, Touring)

  • Your Love, Our Musical (NYC, Touring)

  • Running Late With Scott Rogowski (NYC)

  • Shamilton (NYC, Touring)

  • North Coast Presents Anybody: An Historical Hip-Hopera (NYC)

  • Vern (NYC)

  • Premiere: The Improvised Musical (NYC)

  • Peoples Improv Theater - Various Performances (NYC)

  • UCB Theatre - Various Performances (NYC)

  • Magnet Theater - Various Performances (NYC)

Podcasts

  • This American Life (PRX)

  • Off Book (Earwolf)

  • Funny Amazon Reviews (Audible)

  • Crimetown: Buddy Cianci The Musical (Gimlet) 

 

Television / Web

  • Million Dollar Listing (Bravo)

  • Earth's Mightiest Show (Marvel)

live performance

Dan is one of the world's most in-demand musicians for comedy and experimental theater.

MUSIC DIRECTING + SUPERVISING

Dan is the person you want to hire to direct or supervise the music for your next thing.

production & composition

Dan Reitz Studios is your one-stop shop for recorded music. We can do it all!

IMPROV COMEDY COACHING

Dan is a highly-regarded improv comedy coach, specializing in those places where music and improv comedy meet. 

education

Six years experience as a full-time K-12 teacher and several years experience teaching at the college  and post-graduate level.

WEb & Visual design

Are you an artist, author, or small business that needs a website? Dan specializes in creating simple, clean websites.

PRIVATE INSTRUCTION

Piano, trombone, composition, and music theory lessons that are customized for you.

Consulting

Do you have a school or organization that wants to strengthen its curriculum? Are you producing a show and need help mapping things out? 

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