08.28.18Danny returns to the Kennedy Center to star in Shear Madness!
Come by to see the "laugh out loud funny" worldwide sensation SHEAR MADNESS starring Danny Bernardy through 11/25/18-- (production is open ended.
32nd Fall Season in DC!!!!
09.11.17Danny joins cast of BALLS at Stages Rep
World Premiere at Stages Rep in Houston--
Followed by a transfer to NYC for a 6 week run at 59e59th Street in Theater A. (January/February 2018.)
It’s 1973, and Houston’s Astrodome is playing host to one of the biggest pop cultural events of all time as Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs face-off in 'The Battle of the Sexes' tennis match! Created in conjunction with New York‘s acclaimed One Year Lease Theater Company, Balls is a spectacular new work that bounces one of the most memorable tennis events of all-time off the cultural debates it ignited. Co-written by Tony award nominee Bryony Lavery and Edinburgh Stage award winner Kevin Armento, Balls embraces OYL’s high-intensity physical groove and features a shot-by-shot re-imagining of the entire match, in a carnival-like atmosphere! This World Premiere is must-see theatre from one of the nation’s most promising new companies.
08.03.17"Living the Dream" podcast Episode 33 with Rory O'Malley
Danny's best bud from Carnegie Mellon, Rory O'Malley, (Hamilton, Book Of Mormon) interviews him on his latest episode of "Living the Dream"--a warning sticker, not a brochure, about the life of an actor.
08.01.17Danny shoots episode of SARATOPIA: S2E3: "What's Eating Greg Pitts"
Yes, Greg Pitts of cult classic "OFFICESPACE". Greg plays himself after his acting career where he finds he cannot escape his "O" Face fame...
07.11.17My Fair Lady EXTENDS at Olney Theatre Center
My Fair Lady at Olney Theatre Center is a hit! Tickets are now on sale through 8/6/2017
05.22.17My Fair Lady at Olney Theater Center
Danny will be starring as Professor Henry Higgins in Alan Souza's revisionist production. The revisionist production features non-traditional casting and is set 10 years later in the modern era (after women had the right to vote).
"In the lean, generally fetching, mildly nontraditional “My Fair Lady" now at Olney Theatre Center, the power struggle between Higgins and Eliza occasionally displays a startling erotic edge. That’s the case in part because director Alan Souza has given us a Higgins with the looks, and often the presence, of a matinee idol. Higgins may claim to be a “confirmed old bachelor," but as portrayed by Danny Bernardy, he’s certainly not very old. And in moments like the lead-up to the musical number “The Rain in Spain," you have to wonder whether this world-renowned phonetics expert isn’t a philanderer waiting to happen.
Fear not: Higgins is still a domineering, egotistical male chauvinist with lacerating verbal flair and the willingness to trample over other people’s feelings. So we still get the full intensity of the showdown immortalized in “My Fair Lady," by book writer/lyricist Alan Jay Lerner and composer Frederick Loewe. This production benefits from the dynamism and singing prowess of Brittany Campbell as Eliza, the Covent Garden flower seller who learns elite pronunciation under Higgins’s tutelage. " -Washington Post
04.02.17Extension announced! Shear Madness, Florida Repertory Theatre
the play will run as long as it possibly can--through 4/2/17 at which time it MUST close.
12.26.16Shear Madness, Florida Repertory Theatre
Danny will bring his Tony Whitcomb down to Ft Myers, Florida in the nation's longest running play.
11.15.16Spamalot at North Carolina Theater
Danny brings back his Lancelot, this time at 2,300 seat Raleigh Auditorium.
The Lancelot role includes Monty Python faves: The French Taunter, Tim the Enchanter, and The Head Ni Knight.
09.23.16Nominated--Best Featured Actor in a Play
For portrayal of Thomas Franklin in Kenneth Jones' Alabama Story by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune theater critic Jay Handelman.
08.20.16PEMDAS ensemble wins the Stage Award for Excellence in Acting
The Stage Edinburgh Awards are designed to recognise outstanding performances on the Fringe, whether solo or as part of a company. Ensembles are also eligible.
The prestigious award was given to the entire acting ensemble.
08.07.16Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally takes Scotland
Our NY Times Critic's Pick and acclaimed production makes a transfer to the world renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festval. At the Pleasance venue. "Beyond".
07.31.16Danny joins Greece Residency 2016
Development of new play BALLS with One Year Lease Theater Company along with the talents of writers Bryony Lavery and Kevin Armento.
Rehearsals for Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally transfer to Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Leading college aged acting apprentices in various workshops.
03.15.16Alabama Story at Florida Studio Theatre
Danny joins the cast of Alabama Story as Thomas Franklin.
Kenneth Jones’ “Alabama Story" unfolds an unlikely parable of racism, reading and rabbits at Florida Studio Theatre. It’s based on a true story.
11.22.15Danny Joins National Tour of "Sex Tips..."
Mason City, IA, Tampa, Springfield, MA, San Antonio, and many other locations through July 2016! I play the Stefan, Eastern European man-meat-straight-dude that aspires to change the world by making space travel accessible to "people of all the world"...Check out this side-splitting comedy when we swing my your neck of the woods!
11.04.15Nielsen Commercial Shoot
Commercial shoot today in Brooklyn for Nielsen Ratings!
10.07.15New York Times Critics Pick!! --Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally
Don't miss it!
09.30.15Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally at 59 e 59, NYC
Danny plays Red's father in this provocative new play commissioned by One Year Lease Theater Co.
The tale of a love affair between a math teacher and her student told through the perspective of the 15 year old's cell phone. By Kevin Armento.
01.10.15Danny joins cast of "My Big Gay Italian Wedding"
Performance as heart-throb love interest, "Andrew" begin January 10th, 2015.
07.15.14Danny Bernardy Joins OYL Greece Residency
Developing with the playwright whose star is risign, Kevin Armento on a production in development.
02.07.14Danny joins Kennedy Center company of SHEAR MADNESS!
opening March 3, 2014 I am joining the DC cast of Shear Madness at the Kennedy Center as Tony Whitcomb!
02.07.14Video announcing new company of SHEAR MADNESS
check it out!
02.01.14Spamalot Closes after 3rd extension, Danny returns to COUGAR THE MUSICAL for 2 Weeks
Hey everyone--after a box-office record breaking run of SPAMALOT, I am heading back into COUGAR THE MUSICAL for just two performances before starting a new project TBA.
Come see the gals on the prowl Saturday 2/1 at 2pm and Saturday 2/8 at 2pm Off Bway in NYC's Theatre district. St Luke's Theater: 308 w/ 46th st between 8th and 9th avenue
12.18.13FST announces EXTENSION of SPAMALOT thru 1/19/14
Our production of SPAMALOT has shattered box office records at FST and has announced a second extension through 1/19/14!
09.28.13Spamalot At Florida Studio Theatre
I'm off to Sarasota to play Lancelot in the hilarious and silly season opener for Florida Studio Theatre, SPAMALOT !
Directed by the inimitable BRUCE JORDAN, famous for his franchise SHEAR MADNESS and who also just directed our twice extended hit show, THE UNDERPANTS, also at FST. See? Good things can happen in Florida too!
Tickets are being sold currently through 1/11/14.
09.24.13Staged Reading of Cookin' The Musical at Amas-Directed by LYNNE TAYLOR-CORBETT
It's the 1950's. The beginning of rock 'n' roll. Ronald Reagan is a model for Lifebuoy Soap.
Rock Hudson is on the cover of LIFE magazine as "The World's Most Eligible Bachelor."
Smack dab in the middle of America, Winnetka, Illinois, four women enter
a Betty Crocker cooking contest in the hopes of changing their lives.
What they get is way more than they bargained for.
Wednesday, September 25 @ 6:00pm
Thursday, September 26 @ 1:00pm & 5:00pm
The Players Theatre
115 MacDougal Street, New York NY
(between West 3rd and Bleecker Streets)
SPACE IS LIMITED – RESERVATION REQUIRED
09.03.13Danny RETURNING TO COUGAR THE MUSICAL
After a 3 month hiatus I am heading BACK into the smash off-broadway musical that's just celebrated it's year anniversary! Can't wait to join Brenda Braxton, Mary Mossberg and Babs Winn at St Luke's theater starting Friday, September 13!
07.16.13Interview on ABC Action News WWSB
Local ABC affiliate interviews Bernardy live on 7/16 at 12:30pm. Follow link for recorded interview!
07.16.13SECOND EXTENSION ANNOUNCEMENT: THE UNDERPANTS play another week at Florida Studio Theatre
The hugely successful Sarasota production will do a (rare) second summer extension!
See website for exact dates!
07.02.13EXTENSION ANNOUNCEMENT: THE UNDERPANTS to play through 8/3!
Florida Studio Theatre's THE UNDERPANTS is a critic and audience favorite and the very early announcement of it's extension bodes the fact that the show is a HIT! Click link for details.
05.20.13Danny Bernardy cast in THE UNDERPANTS at Florida Studio Theatre
05.20.13Bernardy will play his final performance of COUGAR the Musical 5/31
but the production continues with a successful and open-ended run-- Leaving to do a production of the Underpants (Steve Martin) at Florida Studio Theatre for the summer.
03.02.13COUGAR the Musical extends through 6/2/2013!
02.15.13Danny Bernardy to appear in Taylor-Corbett's "Distant Thunder"
Amas Musical Theatre will present free staged readings of the new musical Distant Thunder Feb. 28 at 1 PM and March 1 at 1 PM and 4 PM at The Players Theatre.
The new musical features music and lyrics by Chris Wiseman and Shaun Taylor-Corbett, book by Lynne Taylor-Corbett and Shaun Taylor-Corbett and additional music and lyrics by Robert Nassif Lindsey. Music director is David Truskinoff.
Directed by Lynne Taylor-Corbett, the cast will feature Robert Cuccioli, Leslie Alexander, Spencer Batiste, Danny Bernardy, Ryan Duncan, Christine LaDuca, Shayna Jackson, Michael Murnoch, Marissa Quinn, Paul Pontrelli, Courtney Reed and Johann Robert as well as Grammy-nominated Native-American flutist Joseph Firecrow.
02.15.13Cougar the Musical celebrates performance 100!
11.15.12"SONGS FROM THE COUGAR VAULT" at Don't Tell Mama
Come see Donna Moore (creator of Off Bway hit, Cougar The Musical) tomorrow night at DONT TELL MAMA in 'Songs From the Vault' as she dusts off some grrrrreat songs and interviews EVE of 'Eve's Nail Salon' the wonderful character played by Danny Bernardy. Also appearing is Babs Winn
November 15 and 20th at 9:15pm, Don't Tell Mama, 343 w. 46th st, NYC, NY (b/w bway and 8th ave)
(212) 757-0788 for reservations
10.15.12New Interview released on Broadway.com!
Check a cool new video with the cast and creator of COUGAR THE MUSICAL!
09.28.12Cougar the Musical Releases Tix Through End of 2012!
08.31.12Bernardy receives rave reviews for Cougar the musical!
Please click below on the "press" tab to access these latest quotes from outstanding publications.
07.13.12COUGAR the Musical transfers to an OFF-BWAY Production!
Previews begin August 10th at St Luke's Theater in Midtown Manhattan. Danny Bernardy plays all the male roles in this wild and hilarious new comedy by Donna Moore. Also starring broadway babies Catherine Porter, Brenda Braxton and Babs Winn. Directed by Lynne Taylor-Corbett.
06.18.12Cougar the Musical is BACK
Monday, June 18th at 1pm and 4pm.
520 8th Ave, NYC on the 16th floor.
Cougar The Musical is an original, four person, feel good show for men and women about three divine but disillusioned women who unleash their “inner cougar" by dating younger men (played by one very sexy actor) and in the process, find self-love and empowerment. The multi-talented cast sing and dance their way through songs ranging from grinding blues to doo wop, to pop to "Julio", a romantic ballad sung to a vibrator. Hilarious, soulful and heartwarming, Cougar the Musical is a madcap ride from Cougar Bar to nail salon to boudoir and back as the women learn to say "yes" to getting older, “yes" to trust and friendship and “yes" to empowering their lives, proving that love is ageless.
04.13.12Fine Young Man Productions has released the Curious Thing trilogy to YouTube.
Bernardy is in all three award winning shorts--now available for public view.
04.02.12A.C.T.'s Maple and Vine w/ Danny Bernardy Opening Night Wednesday, April 4th!
02.09.12Danny Bernardy cast in MAPLE & VINE at American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) of San Francisco
10.25.112nd in the Subletters Series to be "pool (no water)"
pool (no water)
By Mark Ravenhill
Location: SITI Company Studio, 520 8th Avenue, Ste. 310 (between 36th and 37th Streets)
****… “80 dynamic minutes that turn its characters inside out" – The Guardian
09.21.11Longhorn Nat'l Commercial Cycle Continued!
Many sightings of the National Longhorn commercial with Danny Bernardy have been reported and this version has been re-edited to include even more face time!
09.15.11Staged Reading of Daniel Keene's "Life Without Me"
Kicking of the 2011-2012 One Year Lease season--Danny will be reading the role of TOM in celebrated Australian playwright Daniel Keene's play, "LIFE WITHOUT ME".
Playwrights Horizons at 7:30pm on Thursday Sept 15th 2011
416 W 42nd St
There will be a post-reading mingle from 9pm-10pm.
07.23.11Artistic Residence with One Year Lease
The annual residency in the Epirus region of Greece will last through mid August this year as OYL prepares for the 2012 season!
07.22.11"The In-Between" starring Danny Bernardy will play New York's NEW FEST
In this follow-up to last year's NewFest award winner "Curious Thing," filmmakers Alain Hain and Jason Mills craft another incredible film mixing Audio Recorded interviews over a film narrative.
07.17.11"The In-Between" will play OUTFEST in Los Angeles
"The In-Between" is the second in the trilogy by Fine Young Man productions.
07.07.11Award Winning Short "CURIOUS THING" available on DVD
Use Netflix or Amazon to view Danny Bernardy's critically acclaimed work in CURIOUS THING.
05.19.11man made mistakes by danny mitaratondo
Danny Bernardy has been cast as Ashley in a workshop production of MANMADE MISTAKES to be opening May 19, at Teatro Circulo on Fourth Arts Block in the east village (64 e. 4th st) of Manhattan.
Come and check out an up-and-coming playwrights' new work commissioned by One Year Lease theatre company!
04.08.11Danny in AEA 29 Hour reading of "COUGAR" the musical
w/Donna Moore, Brenda Baxton. Directed by Lynne Taylor-Corbitt. Friday, April 8th at 3pm!
03.27.11NY Lotto--Print Ad
Be on the lookout for the ad with Danny in a swimsuit and dress shoes on a NYC bus!
03.26.11Film Trilogy starring Danny will be at Cleveland International Film Fest
All 3 short films will be screened at CIFF!
03.10.11Danny cast in Keene's THE KILLING ROOM-- at indie theatre venue TEATRO CIRCULO
From the Website:
The Killing Room
03/10/2011 - 04/02/2011
Written By: Daniel Keene
Directed By: Nick Flint
In 2009, OYL began our collaboration with internationally-renowned playwright Daniel Keene (http://www.danielkeene.com.au/) to build a new text inspired by the horrific myth of Thyestes.
Entitled The Killing Room, this new work seeks to explore what the human cycle of violence would look like in its last iteration – at the very end of time.
A darkly comic and poignant play, The Killing Room is confirmed to premiere in March 2011 at Teatro Circulo.
Playwright: Daniel Keene
Director: Nick Flint
Dramaturg: Jessica Kaplow Applebaum
Dramaturg: Amanda Culp
Lighting Design: Mike Riggs
Set Design: James Hunting
Sound Design: Nathan Leigh
Costume Design: Kay Lee
12.06.10DANNY to appear in workshop production of new play, "David and Ira"
Theatre at Joria Productions: 260 W 36th St, 3rd floor (just east of 8th Ave)
December 9,10, & 11 @ 7:30pm
December 12 @ 3:00pm
Produced by: Janet McCall & David Spaulding of SCRIPTS UP
Directed by: Christopher Scott
Playwright: Paul David Young
Reservations necessary, email email@example.com w/request. 12$
10.29.10Danny to appear in Nat'l commercial for Longhorn Steakhouse
10.28.10Danny will appear in Columbia MFA's production of THE SEAGULL
October 28-31st, 2010
Other Details TBA
10.11.10Danny to appear in Staged Reading of Lindsay-Abaire's, "FUDDY MEERS"--location updated
FREE PUBLIC READING
416 W 42nd St
From the One Year Lease Website:
Fuddy Meers is a deliciously dark comedy about an amnesiac named Claire, who is about to experience a day unlike any she’s ever lived (not that she can remember them!).
One of the many scripts we read during our Papingo residency this summer, Fuddy Meers appealed to all of our theatrical sensibilities: strong ensemble nature, a little dark and twisted, a dash of warped realism, and funny as hell. The script doesn’t exactly fit with the company’s mission (making new productions inspired by ancient myths)…but we had so much fun with the piece that we thought – why not use it to showcase our ensemble?
We are cooking up two amazing projects for Spring 2011 but why wait so long to see the OYL ensemble at work? Come on out! It is free and there will be refreshments!
Come and see:
Sarah-Jane Casey as Claire: “a generally sunny woman with amnesia"
Bjorn Dupaty as Richard: “a chatty, friendly, sometimes nervous, man"
Danny Bernardy as Kenny: “a troubled teen"
Nick Flint as Limping Man: “a lisping, limping, half-blind, half-deaf man with secrets"
Sameerah Luqmaan-Harrisas Gertie: “a clear-headed lady who's had a stroke and can't speak properly"
Babis Gousias as Millet:“an odd man with a puppet"
Featuring a special guest appearance from:
Gioia Marchese of Company XIV as Heidi: “a tough woman in uniform"
(character descriptions by Lindsay-Abaire)
09.16.10Award Winning Comedy "8 Easy Steps" now available on ITunes!
See Bernardy's cameo in his first work with Fine Young Man productions.
07.18.10screening of CURIOUS THING ADDED TO LA OUTFEST!!
Sunday July 18th at 12pm at the Director's Guild of America Theatre a screening was added of the very successful CURIOUS THING!
07.15.10Workshop of THE KILLING ROOM in Greece
Danny will be heading to the northwest mainland of Greece for a couple weeks to work on a new play called THE KILLING ROOM based on the Myth of Thyestes to premier in NYC in Winter 2011.
It will be Australian playwright Daniel Keen's US Premier! Director: TBA Artistic Director Ianthe Demos. See OYL's website for details!
07.12.10Curious Thing at Q Fest Philadelphia
Curious Thing will be at QFest in Philadelphia on July 12th and 14th--according to PGN it's one of the Best Shorts of the Programming!
07.10.10Curious Thing in Los Angeles
CURIOUS THING selected to screen at OUTfest 2010. If you're going to be in LA check it out. The Director, Writer and Actors will be in attendance!
Saturday July 10th @ 11am, Directors Guild of America Theatre 1
Monday July 12th @ 9:30pm, Sunset Theatre
06.24.10Trilogy of Indie Shorts starring Danny Bernardy hits Palm Springs!
Follow Jared (played by Danny) through three different short films produced by Fine Young Man productions. The team is super excited about this trilogy, so come out and see it if you are around!
Programming TBA, but the titles are as follows:
Part One: Curious Thing
Part Two: the in-between
Part Three: A Lack of Gravity
06.18.10Curious Thing in San Francisco
OFFICIAL SELECTION: "Curious Thing" @ Frameline34, A fantastic film festival and the film is part of 2 programs one of which is named after FYM's film - Check it out if you're in the area!
Friday June 18th @ 1:45pm, Castro Theatre
Friday June 18th @ 9:30pm, Roxie Theatre
06.12.10CURIOUS THING, Winner! Best Short at NEWFEST, NYC!
06.11.10CURIOUS THING screening at Newfest in NYC
Friday, June 11th @ 3:00pm -- Screening in NYC, 333 W. 23rd St, at the SVA Theatre (formerly the Clearview movie theatre)
See it in beautiful HD!
05.25.10Jesus' Kid Brother (Staged Reading) at York Theatre, NYC
Danny will be playing 'Stu' in the Staged Reading of the LA-hit-comedy, "Jesus' Kid Brother" at the York Theatre, Manhattan, 3pm on May 25th. Directed by Connor Gallagher, written by Brian and Mark Karmelich.
Danny just completed 5 days of overnight shoots for the Smurfs movie--watch for him in FAO Schwarz!
04.20.10CURIOUS THING, Winner! Best Short at Atlanta Film Festival
"Curious Thing" - WINNER, Jury Award for Best Short Film @ Atlanta Film Festival
An Official Academy-qualifying Film-Festival!