DAN LOONEY

ACTOR/PRODUCER/COMPOSER/RADIO PRESENTER

 

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Dan is a actor, producer, composer and award-winning radio presenter hailing from the heart of Essex. Since graduating with a BA Honours Degree in Musical Theatre from the world-famous Arts Educational Schools London, Dan has performed, produced and written in and for productions all over London and the UK.

 

Currently, Dan is portraying the role of Elder Thomas (Poptarts) in the multi-award winning Broadway and West End musical 'The Book of Mormon' at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London's West End.

 

Other credits as an actor include Benny in 'Guys & Dolls' with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sidney in the european premiere of "Darling of the Day', Guy in the World premiere of 'The Concrete Jungle', Sammy in the world premiere of 'Get That Beat' and three christmas visits to the Lighthouse Poole, entertaining audiences to critical acclaim as Wishee Washee in 'Aladdin', Simple Simon in 'Jack and the Beanstalk' and Ben in 'Robin Hood'. Dan has also appeared on recordings including 'The Concrete Jungle', 'The Amazing Flying Teacups' and 'Get That Beat'.

 

As a composer, 'The Confession Room' has played the St James Theatre, West End and has released an all-star concept album. The song 'Excalibur93' was awarded third place at the Stiles & Drewe Best New Song Award 2013. Songs from the show have been performed all over the world, most prominently in the US. Dan's second musical 'Swear Our Love' was recently commissioned, workshopped and performed at the Arts Educational Schools, London.

 

Other composing credits include the West End play 'Judy - The Righteous', the original ballet score to 'Oil & Trouble' and the score to feature film 'Opening Night of the Living Dead' - which Dan is currently working on the musical adaptation of.

 

Dan is the Lead Producer at Collective Productions which over the past seven years have produced a UK Tour of 'Bouncers' and the world premiere tour of 'One Night of Impro' along with producing regional musicals in Essex. In 2017, Collective Productions will be producing an eight month UK No.1 Tour of a musical...to be announced shortly!

 

Dan is also an award-winning radio presenter, picking up 'Essex Arts Award' and 'Essex Entertainment Award' as best DJ along with Sam Champness for the record-breaking 'Dan and Sam Show' on CCR.

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