Mark Danni (Director) is the Founding Artistic Director of TheatreZone, Naples’ professional Equity Theatre Company, where he has directed and produced over 75 plays and musicals. For Opera Naples, he has directed their productions of Scalia / Ginsburg, L’Isola Disabitata, The Medium, The Telephone, and directed and conducted Show Boat, a joint production with TheatreZone. Other Opera credits include Sweeney Todd (Opera Roanoke) and Brigadoon (Gulfshore Opera).
After starting his New York City career as a drummer/percussionist on Broadway for Chicago, Grand Hotel, Miss Saigon, Les Misérables, Joseph…Dreamcoat, Annie Get Your Gun and Nunsense, he moved up to conduct the national tours of Les Misérables, Barnum, and A Little Night Music at the Tony Award winning Signature Theatre. He also toured with The Phantom Of The Opera, 42nd Street, Hair, Evita, Les Misérables, Fame, Sandy Duncan, Lucie Arnaz, Rich Little, Dennis DeYoung (Styx), The Crystals, The Duprees, The Four Lads, and The NY Tenors. His Off-Broadway directing credits include Aggravation, and What Would Esther Williams Do In A Situation Like This?
Originally from Buffalo, NY, Mark attended Baldwin-Wallace University in Cleveland, OH. He is a member of the Society of Directors and Choreographers, and the American Federation of Musicians.