Daniel Gittler is a musical theatre pianist currently attending Berklee College of Music, where he is pursuing a Bachelors of Music in Professional Music with a concentration in Music Direction, anticipated to complete in December 2017.
He is proud to have worked as a music assistant during the development of Dear Evan Hansen, written by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman). Additionally he has worked with other industry leaders, such as Alex Lacamoire (Hamilton, In The Heights), Ben Cohn (Wicked), Christopher Jahnke (Les Miz, Memphis, Legally Blonde), Paul Staroba (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, War Paint), and songwriting duo Kait Kerrigan & Brian Lowdermilk.
Daniel has extensive experience as a music director in educational productions, most recently Berklee College of Music's production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Other notable productions are the Berklee Performance Center’s 100 Year Anniversary Tribute to Musical Theatre, as well as a staged reading of the recently produced Off-Broadway musical, Bastard Jones, written by Amy Engelhardt (The Bobs) and Marc Acito (Allegiance). He was the Summer 2017 Music Director at Appel Farm Arts Camp in Elmer, NJ where he music directed You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown and Pippin with children aged 7-17.
As an accompanist, he has worked with singers Lindsay Mendez (Dogfight, Wicked), Kyle Dean Massey (Next to Normal, Pippin) and Dee Roscioli (Wicked). In the Boston area, he has accompanied productions such as The Last 5 Years, Little Shop of Horrors, Chicago, and others at Boston Conservatory, Boston University, MIT, and Northeastern University. He is a proficient sight-reader, skilled and highly experienced at accompanying auditions and vocal proficiencies, juries, and lessons. He has been an accompanist for voice classes at Berklee College of Music since 2015.
His music copying services have been used for the recent world premier of Burn All Night at American Repertory Theatre, as well as for several Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS productions. His orchestrations have been heard in two full-length musical theatre revues at Northeastern University, as well as several concerts at Berklee College of Music.
He is a proud father to two cats.