Daniel S. Acquisto

Playwright

Bio

Daniel S. Acquisto penned many award-winning musicals with lyricist Sammy Buck such as Like You Like It; The 7-Year B*tch; Vital Theatre’s StinkyKids The Musical, The Frog and The Witch and Matthew Takes Mannahatta (book by Aurin Squire); And Then I Wrote A Song About It (book by Eric Weinberger), incidental music for Barry The Hatchet,ballet Andy Warhol Was Right (NYMF), and is currently working on Ugly (Theatre C). Apart from Sammy, Daniel has written over fourteen children’s musicals for The Kaufman Center including Kenny & The Dragon (book by Avi Mowshowitz), rock musical Antigone (Studio Arena), Dancing In The Dark (MusicalFare!), Wild About Harry (NYMF), Raw Impressions, and A-Train Plays. Non-theatre commissions: Audubon Trail (USAF Clarinet Quartet), Sing No Sad Songs For Me (Shawnee Press), feature-length film Fade To White, as well as other short films including Swept.Awards (along with Sammy Buck): Dottie Burman Songwriting Award (2012), Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Family Musical (2012), Innovative Theatre Award for Best Production for Like You Like It (2009), Talkin’ Broadway Summer Festival Citation Best New Musical (2007), Cardiff Global Musicals Search Winner (2006), New Voices Prize (2005), and a Dramatists Guild’s Jonathan Larson Fellow (2003). Daniel is a percussionist, orchestrator/arranger, music director, and music educator. MM in Acoustic & Electronic Composition from Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Member of ASCAP. www.bucquisto.com