Full name? Daniel Michael Ippolito Spagnuolo
Where you were born/where you were raised? Lansing, MI
Your position/role within the A NEW BRAIN family? Choreographer
What does that mean/what do you do? I make actors dance whether they want to or not ;)
In 5 words, how do you describe A NEW BRAIN? Striking, Loving, Sound, Perseverance, Passion
How would you describe Bill's writing? It rips your heart out and yet you're a better person for having gone through it.
Fill in the blanks: _____Rhythm______ + ______Soul_____ = a song.
What was your must-see TV show as a kid? Animaniacs!
If you could be best friends with any cartoon character in the real world, who would it be? Buster Bunny from Tiny Toon Adventures
Who would play you in the Lifetime movie of your life? Lin-Manuel Miranda
Special hidden talent? Impressions of people from everyday life.
Something you're REALLY bad at? Walking like a person and not a dancer.
Favorite Chicago neighborhood? Lincoln Park
Current local show you have been recommending to friends? Can't wait to see Kokandy's Sweet Smell of Success, Porchlight Music Theatre's Ain't Misbehavin'!, and Boho's Amadeus.
Most played song on your iPod? "Piragua" from In the Heights (that's what happens when you understudy the role).
Pop culture guilty pleasure? Dance Moms
Three things you can't live without? My phone (I found out recently), food, coffee.
"I'll never understand why… dogs and cats don't get along."
Come see Danny's work in William Finn and James Lapine's A NEW BRAIN February 21 - March 9, 2014 at Rivendell Theatre. Ticketing and performance information can be found at The Brown Paper Box Co.'s site.
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Making theatre. Writing about it. Maybe some hilarious Youtube cat videos in between.