Danny Whitby

Danny WhitbyDanny was an organ scholar at Peterborough Cathedral, before reading music at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

He worked in New York for the Off-Broadway theatre company Manhattan Theatre Club, where
he was involved in the research and workshops of new musicals, including Enter the Guardsman and The Green Heart.

As Musical Director his credits include: Cats (UK tour), Showstoppers (Hamilton, Bermuda Festival), Little Shop of Horrors, Threepenny Opera (both Theatre Royal, Norwich), Notes from New York (Arts Theatre), Shopping and Singing (The King’s Head) and Do I Hear A Waltz? (Landor), as well as productions of Side By Side By Sondheim and Bugsy Malone.
Danny has also been Musical Director for various West End artists’ concerts and cabarets in
London, including Paul Baker, Susannah Fellows, Nicola Hughes and Gay Soper, and in New York
at Don’t Tell Mama and The Yale Club for Nancy Anderson.

He was Associate Musical Director on The Wizard of Oz at the Royal Festival Hall, and Assistant
Musical Director on Cats (UK tour) and Scrooge (Palace Theatre, Manchester and The London
Palladium).

He has played keyboard on various West End shows including Wicked (Apollo Victoria),
Hairspray (Shaftesbury), Spamalot (Palace Theatre), Mamma Mia! (Prince of Wales) and Guys
and Dolls (Piccadilly), as well as tick, tick... BOOM! (Menier Chocolate Factory) and Funny Girl
(Chichester Festival Theatre).

Recordings include: Scrooge (2005 London Palladium cast recording with Tommy Steele) and
Ten Cents a Dance (Nancy Anderson’s solo CD).

Danny also regularly teaches at Mountview Academy, Millennium Performing Arts, The Urdang
Academy and on the Voicelab programme at The Southbank Centre (alongside Mary King).
He is currently Assistant Musical Director on the UK tour of The Sound of Music.