Daniel Levind

Recent credits include the monologue Alt-Visions at Nuyorican Poets Cafe (to be published BEST AMERICAN SHORT PLAYS 2013-2014), Spandex the Musical (Off-Broadway, 777 Theatre), and a staged reading of To Paint the Earth (New Jersey Rep). Daniel is the recipient of the Richard Rodgers Development Award for New Musicals.



Alt-Visions, The Best American Short Plays: 2013-2014, Applause Books (forthcoming)
Performed Nuyorican Poets Cafe (April 2014)

What Really Happened: starring Abraham Lincoln, The Best American Short Plays: 2009-2010, Applause Books.
The truth is hard to uncover when witnessed through terrible historical reenactments.
Performed at Dixon Place, NYC (March 2010)

A Glorious Evening, The Best American Short Plays: 2007-2008, Applause Books.
A narcissist tries to focus on his date.
13th Street Repertory Theatre, NYC (April 2007)

Nothing Special Blog,
What happens when you realize you’re not as special as your parents and teachers told you you were.

Osnat’s Story,, Editor’s Pick Best of FP, 2010
An expose of one of the darkest and most opaque of teen experiences: the Israeli teen tour

Fiddler in the Rough, serialized in, 2010
An expose of one of the darkest and most opaque of adult experiences: directing “Fiddler” at sleepaway camp.


Spandex the Musical, book, music and lyrics, (with Julian Blackmore and Annie Grunow)
Nothing can keep you down. No man. No woman. Not even a mulleted fitness instructor who feeds you diet pills and says you’ll always be a loser.
777 Theatre, NYC (May 2013)

Hee-Haw: It’s a Wonderful Li_e, full-length play with music
A counter-telling of “It’s a Wonderful Life” told from the perspective of Sam Wainwright: funny-man, plastics mogul, and forever runner-up to George Bailey.
Nuyorican Poets Café, NYC (December 2009)

To Paint the Earth, book and lyrics, full-length musical
Using characters inspired by citizens of the Warsaw Ghetto, the piece tells of the hundreds of tiny acts of resistance up through to the great 1943 Uprising. Winner of the 2004 Richard Rodgers Development Award.
37 Arts, New York Musical Theatre Festival, NYC (October 2008)

Going to Belize, one-act play
Doug comes across the name of his college love while phone banking.
Long Wharf Theatre, New Works/NH, New Haven, CT (February 2007)

Luna Park, book, full-length musical
Commissioned by SUNY Cortland, the musical traces the rise and fall of two people
who dreamed up a park they couldn’t leave.
SUNY Cortland, Cortland, NY (October/November 2008)

The Waiter…always the waiter, full-length play
Male and Female meet, order eggs, decide to fall in love and get married. There’s only one problem…the waiter.
Reading: 92nd Street Y’s Makor/Steinhardt Center, New York City (July 2006)

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