4+ Years touring with Dear Evan Hansen.


A dose of Meisner technique mixed with my real-world, professional experience will give you the edge you need in our highly competitive field. Are you ready to commit to the theatre? Then let's get your audition ready.

Emotional truth in your audition will set you apart.

Online 24/7

1000+ Performances as star of Jersey Boys.

Unlike large college audition coaching companies with entire faculties of teachers, advisors, and photographers, Dan’s coaching is just him. Just one guy with a successful performing career, an extensive background guiding theatre students, Master’s level acting training in the Meisner technique, and a passion for unleashing truthful work. It’s just Dan. No affiliates. No referrals to expensive accompanists or fancy headshot photographers.


Just Dan. And you. Unlocking creativity.


Click to read Dan's interview with Backstage, "Six Steps to a Flawless Virtual College Audition."

All sessions last just under an hour and are available 24/7 online. You need only have your monologue memorized, or your accompaniment recorded and ready for playback.


$110 Per Session

20+ Years as a Master Teaching Artist.

Responsive reactions will keep you real and memorable.

Dan has been a professional stage actor for twenty years, with notable performances that include headlining in Las Vegas with Jersey Boys for 1000+ shows. He joined that hit Broadway musical as one of the original replacements for the leading role of Tommy DeVito in 2009, and went on to play it not only in Las Vegas, but also in Toronto, Paris, Berlin, and even Morocco. Dan has played leading roles in regional theatres across twenty states, and gave hundreds of performances in the recent national tour of Motown the Musical. He's currently touring with Dear Evan Hansen.


Concurrently, Dan has been a Master Teaching Artist with Roundabout Theatre Company for twenty years, working exclusively with student actors to deepen their connection to artistic work. A Meisner-trained actor himself, with an MFA in Acting & Directing from the UMKC/Kansas City Rep classical program, Dan brings lessons in emotional truth and responsive reactions to musical theatre cuts and out-of-context monologues. Want your brief audition to stand out from the rest because of your realness, your spontaneity, and your raw emotions? That’s what Dan can create with you.


Or, maybe you are just a generous person who is visiting this page because you might want to donate a coaching session to a student who might otherwise not be able to afford one? If so, please click here!


The thing that makes this style of coaching different from the other options out there is its reliance on truthful acting. This coaching is not about fierce high notes, edgy song selections, or overly emotive monologues. This coaching is about Dan's belief that schools want stars, and stars are inherently good actors. So let's find that quality in you.


You’re an artist. Connect with that idea, and stand out from the pack.

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