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Dan Manjovi

August 10, 2022 at 12:30 pm

New York City’s finest ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists perform weekdays on the Upper Terrace. Find the full schedule here.

Dan Manjovi

Recording Artist, Performer, Composer

“…wonderful songs, wonderful sound, and a voice that is so rich, expressive, and powerful.” - David Kenney, WBAI Radio (Pacifica)  

Dan Manjovi is an award-winning vocalist, pianist, actor, writer, and teacher. Theatre credits include Regional: Denver Center Theater Company, Arizona Theatre Company (Manny, Master Class); Oregon Cabaret Theatre (Buddy Toupee, Gunmetal Blues); 2006 workshop of George Furth’s (Company, Merrily We Roll AlongThe End (music by Doug Katsaros). Off-Broadway: 2016 Workshop and The York Theatre production (Aaron Jefferson Levi How To Be An American!). Dan’s original music and arrangements have been featured in film, stage, radio, and television. His song, Somethin’s Comin’ My Way was featured in the Academy Award-winning Lionsgate film Precious; his musical I Am, I Will, I Do, was a standout hit at the 2017 New York Musical Festival (NYMF, Playwrights Horizons). Dan's play, Picked Up, premiered in 2019 in New York City on Theatre Row (Broadway Bound Theatre Festival), and his newest play, The Problem received two online productions with Planet Connections Theatre this past year. Manjovi has appeared onstage in various concert venues with diverse artists such as Donna Summer, Elvis Costello, Nellie McKay, Patti Griffin, John Mayer, Michael Feinstein, and Grace Hightower. Discography: Somethin’s Comin’ My Way for the Precious soundtrack recording for the Universal-Interscope label. Solo recordings: Dan Manjovi (2005); Woke Up This Morning (2008); song Things’ll Get Better appears on the compilation CD United For The Ride (2009); single, There Is No One More Beautiful (2016); and Goldilocks and the Three Bears, (2021) and The Three Little Pigs (2022) written and recorded for Storytime On Ice, is now available on all streaming outlets. Manjovi is a regular presence in New York’s top music venues, such as The Bitter End, The Carlyle Room, Feinstein’s/54 Below, and the Laurie Beechman Theatre. Dan is a multiple ASCAP Popular Award Winner, and a recipient of the Backstage Newspaper’s Bistro Award for Outstanding Singer/Instrumentalist.

Training: Bachelor’s degree in Music from New York University; post-graduate work at The Julliard School; and trained as an actor at Ensemble Studio Theatre. A long-time faculty member at Uta Hagen and Herbert Berghof's HB Studio, Dan is the founder of DJM Studio, which provides accessible and affordable training in the performing arts to students of all levels and ages. Additionally, Dan teaches weekly group Vocal and Performance Technique, hosts a Monthly Open Mic, and maintains a busy private studio practice. Memberships include: Local 802 AFM, Actors’ Equity Association; The Dramatists Guild; and the Advisory Board Member of Amas Music Theatre.   

Dan is delighted to return once again to the Piano in Bryant Park series and perform live in his favorite New York City Park. Stay safe and stay strong, New York!   

*Sing-A-Long August 11th (Th)  

Thank you for the music!

Many thanks to Sam Ash Music Stores for their support through the years.

Pianist Frank Owens sits at the piano in Bryant Park NYC with a crowd of listeners.