Lyricist and Librettist
Daniel Goldstein is the winner of the 2016 Kleban Prize for Most Promising Musical Theater Librettist. Daniel’s plays include Orange Crush, commissioned by Roundabout Theater Company, about Tony Schwartz, the ghostwriter of “The Art of the Deal.” He has also written the musical Row, with Dawn Landes, about Tori Murden McClure, the first woman to row across the Atlantic Ocean, commissioned by The Public Theater and currently in development at Playwrights Horizons with support from The Williamstown Theater Festival. He was the recipient of an inaugural Calderwood Commission from the Huntington Theatre Company, for which he wrote an original musical with Michael Friedman entitled Unknown Soldier, which was developed at the Manhattan Theater Club, O’Neill National Music Theater Conference and The McCarter Theater. With Michael, he is also the author of The Song Of Songs, an adaptation of the Sholem Aleichem novella. As a director his work includes many productions on and off-Broadway and at theaters around the United States and internationally. He is a graduate of Northwestern University with a degree in Performance Studies.