Sammy Buck (bookwriter & lyricist) and Daniel Acquisto (composer), collectively known as “Bucquisto” met at the BMI Workshop in New York City in 2000. Bucquisto songs have been performed at the N.E.O. Benefit at the York Theatre, Broadway Bound at Merkin Hall, NAMT/ASCAP’s “In The Wings’ at the NAMT Festival, and New York Theatre Barn. Their song “Be With Me” is featured on the N.E.O. at the York Theatre CD, performed by Matt Cavenaugh, and was performed by Anthony Rapp in the New Globe’s Shakespeare on Broadway.
Individually, Daniel has written over a dozen children’s musicals for The Kaufman Center in NYC, and composed rock musical Antigone (Studio Arena), Dancing in the Dark (MusicalFare!), Anything About School Almost (Tada!), Raw Impressions, A-Train Plays, and Wild About Harry (NYMF commission). Non-theatre commissions: Audubon Trail (USAF Clarinet Quartet), Sing No Sad Songs for Me (Shawnee Press, publisher), the upcoming film Fade to White as well the short films Swept and Death of Nathan’s Ghost. Daniel is also a percussionist, orchestrator/arranger, music director, and music educator. Member of ASCAP.