DANNY TIEGER is an author, songwriter, and performer who specializes in making never-before-thought-of-things come to life.
Danny is extremely proud to have written for the first season of the Story Pirates podcast after being an on-stage Story Pirate for years. In addition to that, he recently wrote and produced over 25 episodes of an animated series called Sung History, for DreamworksTV, and wrote the parody song for (and briefly appeared in) Lebron: The Musical, a Webby-nominated music video that smashes together deep NBA factoids and Hamilton. He appeared on, and produced sketches for, The Hub Network, in addition to collaborations with The Jim Hensen Company and Discovery Kids.
Danny is an accomplished composer who first gained attention in 2009 for his song “Sunburnt Hand” – an acoustic duet that he sang with Julia Nunes. Since then, he’s written songs for NASA, CNN’s Parts Unknown, Tribune Media, and Sony Music, and has had music licensed in over two hundred television shows and feature films. (Most recently, it was The Great British Bake Off Christmas Special!)
Danny’s work with Story Pirates inspired him to write books that will help kids be creative on their own. His first, I Am Your Songwriting Journal, is an interactive guide to turning ideas into amazing songs. To celebrate the book’s release, Danny went on a nationwide tour to various bookstores around the country and performed in songwriting workshops with children of all ages — all while appearing nightly as Michael Wormwood in the National Tour of Matilda the Musical!
His second book, Let’s Make a Movie, was released in 2018, as a sister guide to his first release. It encourages kids (or those with a youthful spirit) to write, record, and release a movie… right now.
Danny lives in Connecticut with his wife and two sons. He serves on the board of the Sharon Playhouse and teaches 6th grade humanities at Indian Mountain School. He and Quinn Mattfeld are currently working on a new musical, Hudson, about the life and death of Henry Hudson. It was recently staged as part of the 2019 Utah Shakespeare Festival.