Daniel Levin is a playwright, composer and lyricist living in Brooklyn. His musical, To Paint the Earth, written with composer Jonathan Portera, won the Richard Rodgers Development Award, was selected for the New York Musical Theatre Festival (37 Arts) and recently was part of From Page to Stage at the Southwark Playhouse in London.
His musical Spandex, about competitive aerobics in the 80s, was recently released as an audio musical with a sound team led by Tony-Award-Winning sound designer, Kai Harada. Daniel’s play, Hee-Haw: It’s a Wonderful Li_e (Nuyorican Poets Cafe), a counter-telling of the holiday classic, was called a “delightful surprise” by the New York Times.
Daniel's other works have been presented at La Mama, Long Wharf Theater, the 92nd Street Y’s Steinhardt Center, and 13th Street Rep, and and have been published in three editions of Applause Books' BEST AMERICAN SHORT PLAYS: 2008, 2010, and 2014.
Daniel served as a Jonathan Larson Memorial Fellow at the Dramatists Guild and is a MacDowell fellow. He holds an M.F.A. from NYU Tisch and a B.A. from Yale. Daniel was filmed in front of a live studio audience.
At MacDowell, he completed the libretto and most of the music for Campaign, a musical about a fictional senate campaign in Ohio. He also wrote drafts of two plays.
In 2004, he received a Richard Rodgers Development Award for his first full-length musical, To Paint the Earth, which was written with composer Jonathan Portera.