Danny Burstein is a Broadway legend. The accomplished American actor (as well as singer) is most recognized for his work on the stage. He also starred in roles for Blackhat as Associate Warden Jeffries, Transamerica as Dr. Spikowsky, and Deception as Clute Controller.
To add to that, Burstein has also been a nominee for the Tony Award a whopping seven times. Talk about consistency, eh? The reasons why were because of his roles in The Drowsy Chaperon, South Pacific, Follies, Golden Boy, Cabaret, Fiddler on the Rood, and Moulin Rouge.
Here’s everything you need to know from the legendary Broadway artist!
Danny Burstein, born on the 16th of June, 1964, in Mt. Kisco, New York, was born to a family of diversifying talent. His parents separated when he was just two months old and was taken care of by his mother, Virginia, who is a painter while his step-father, Harvey Burstein, is a Greek philosophy professor.
As for his education, Danny attended High School of the Performing Arts and Queens College in New York City. He obtained his MFA in Acting from the University of California, San Diego, in 1990––paving his way into the world of acting at a young age.
College marked his first acting job––acting for The Music Man’s Chorus at The Muny in St. Louis.
Career and Net Worth:
As you may have known, Danny Burstein has had a long and illustrious career. A couple of years after he got his MFA, he already starred in movies such as 1992’s A Little Hotel on the Side and The Seagull, 1993’s Three Men on a Horse, 1995’s Company, 1997’s Titanic, 2006’s The Drowsy Chaperone, 2008’s South Pacific, 2010’s Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, 2012’s Golden Boy, 2013’s The Snow Geese, as well as 2014’s Cabaret.
Burstein starred in a handful of plays, but none more iconic than Follies. Running from the 7th of May, 2011, to the 19th of June, 2011, at the Eisenhower Theater, Burstein reprised his role in Follies at the Marquis Theatre from the 7th of August, 2011, through the 22nd of January, 2012. He continued with the production at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
One of his latest Broadway projects was Moulin Rouge! The Musical at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in January 2020 as Harold Zigler. His latest projects include films like Affluenza in 2014, Blackhat in 2015, The Family Fang in 2015, Construction in 2015, Indignation in 2016, and the upcoming The Sounding.
Though he has a big name in the film industry and Broadway, his television credits also boasts of the Law & Order series, Fabulous, Louie, and The Good Wife.
Not only that, he also caters his voice to video games including Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Manhunt 2, Grand Theft Auto IV, and Neverwinter Nights 2.
As of 2021, Burstein boasts of a net worth of $1 million.
Burstein has a lot of projects under his belt, obviously. With that, he won the Outer Critics Circle Award in 2008 as Actor in a Musical for South Pacific as well as numerous awards for his role in Follies and Fiddler on the Roof. With so much going on with Burstein, his career is as tumultuous as any other in the Broadway scene.