Vendor BIO

Dan hails from Old Hickory, Tennessee (just outside Nashville). He began playing piano and composing music at an early age and went on to study composition and jazz piano at Oberlin Conservatory. After moving to New York in 2003 to play jazz, he began writing for music theater as well. He spent four years in the BMI Lehman Engels Musical Theater Workshop.  Furman is director of Brooklyn Tavern Theater, which puts on original musicals in taverns in Brooklyn and beyond.  He is composer/lyricist/bookwriter of “Impossible But True,”  and composer and lyricist for Ybor City (with Anita Gonzalez, bookwriter) and Sign In the Six O’Clock Sky (with bookwriter Arnold Schulman).  He is currently developing “The Proust Virus,” a musical about video game characters who come to life when Proust is uploaded into their game and “Joe Hill,” the next Brooklyn Tavern Theater musical.  He lives in Brooklyn with neuroscientist Kim Allen.  He works as a jazz pianist and music directs cabaret shows in Manhattan. (,