Danny Haengil Larsen

Department Administrator, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Danny Larsen - Department Administrator

Danny Haengil Larsen is a musical theatre writer, orchestrator, and administrator. He worked as the Administrative Aide at The Graduate Musical Writing Program between 2005-2012 and as the Department Administrator since 2016. He received NYU’s Distinguished Administrator Award in 2023. He is also an adjunct professor at the Program.

His musicals, co-written with collaborator Michelle Elliott, include: Hart Island (projected production at TheatreWorks in Silicon Valley in 2025, 2022 Workshop at TheatreWorks, 2019 BETA Series Workshop Production at Village Theatre in Issaquah, WA, 2018 Musical Theatre Factory Writers Residency and Workshop Production, featured in 2017 Festival of New Musicals at Village Theatre); Maiden Voyage (projected production at Fredericia Musicalteater in the summer of 2025); The Hinterlands, a new musical web series (nominated for 4 IAWTV Awards); Cloaked (2011 Jonathan Larson Grant, 2011 Kleban Prize); The Yellow Wood (2006 Richard Rodgers Development Award, 20016 Daryl Roth Award, 2007 Best Music Award at NYMF, 2008 NAMT Festival Participant); Zombie In Love (2014 Best Original Score and Best Original Script – Drammy Awards, Portland Area Musical Theatre Award for Outstanding Original Musical); The Butterfly Girl.

He is also currently writing the book, music, and lyrics to an original semi-autobiographical musical titled The Pain in My Gay-Mormon, Half-Korean Ass, as well as a new musical currently entitled Country Radio with Michelle Elliott & Emily Saliers of The Indigo Girls.

His orchestrations for The Ballad of Little Jo (Two River Theatre) were featured on the original cast recording produced by The Musical Company. Other orchestrations include: A Wind in the Willows Christmas (Two River Theatre); In This House (Two River Theatre).

Danny received his MFA in Musical Theatre Writing from The Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.