Vice President, Operations
Disney Theatrical Group
New York, NY
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Dana, Vice President of Operations at Disney Theatrical Group, began his career with Disney as a member of the original restoration team of the New Amsterdam Theatre in NYC. Since then, he has been involved with the restoration of the Palace Theatre in NYC, The Lyceum Theatre in London, the Richard Rodgers Theatre in NYC, the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles, the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in NYC, the Roschel Performing Arts Center in Lancaster, PA and, most recently, Disney Theatrical Offices in NYC (the latter occupying the same space as Ziegfeld's Midnight Frolic).
On the production side, Dana has handled theatre operations for Beauty and the Beast, King David, The Lion King, Aida, Mary Poppins, Tarzan, The Little Mermaid, and Newsies as well as Disney Studios world premieres of Hercules, Brother Bear, and The Sorcerer's Apprentice. Most recently, he was associate producer for Barack on Broadway, the June 4, 2012, fundraiser with President Barack Obama and Former President Bill Clinton.
Dana's extensive experience in historic theater restoration and operations makes him an invaluable Board member for the League of Historic American Theatres. In addition, he played a key role in developing plans for the League's July 2014 Annual Conference in New York City.
Prior to joining Disney, Dana was Vice President of the Music Fair Group and ran both the Westbury and Valley Forge Music Fairs.
He is an honors graduate from Franklin and Marshall College where he holds a B.A. in Art and English. He has an M.F.A. in Theatre from Villanova University.
Dana sits on the Board of Directors for the Times Square Alliance and the Broadway Green Alliance. He is a published author and lives in Rockland County with his wife Maryellen and two children Marco and Julia.