Dan began interpreting on stage in 1985. His more than thirty years experience shadow interpreting on stage spans over 100 theatre productions. He has toured nationally with a comedian, and occasionally acts without interpreting.

Dan has enjoyed a varied career in the nonprofit sector, including positions at Deaf CAN!, the United Way for Southeastern Michigan, and City Connect Detroit. A graduate of the Sign Language Studies program at Madonna University, Dan is a nationally certified interpreter (Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf – CSC) with a broad range of off-stage interpreting experience.

Dan returned to Madonna University in 2007 as the chairperson of the Sign Language Studies department. His is the author of all content on Terptheatre.com, and he designs and maintains the technical aspects of all of TerpTheatre’s website and blogs – and for the production website for Police Deaf Near Far. TerpTheatre co-produced Police Deaf Near Far with Oakland University in October 2012.

Danny is currently a PhD student at Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh, Scotland), where he is conducting research related to theatre interpreting. Previously, he completed his PhD coursework in the Department of Interpretation at Gallaudet University. His research is funded by an award from Madonna University, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Read the review of the show on Broadwayworld.com HERE.

Read about Dan in this article in Between The Lines.

The Attic Theatre [ Shadow Interpreted ]

We Won’t Pay, We Won’t Pay

1940s Radio Hour

The Toledo Repertoire Theatre

A Christmas Carol

As Is

On the Verge

The Man of La Mancha

The University of Windsor

Children of a Lessor God

The Bonstelle Theatre at Wayne State University

The Miracle Worker [ Shadow interpreted each of 11 performances ]

The Hilbery Theatre at Wayne State University

Translations [ Shadow interpreted each of 23 performances ]

Downriver Youth Performing Arts Committee

Singin’ In The Rain [ Shadow Interpreted ]

A Christmas Carol [ Shadow Interpreted ]

Matrix Theatre Company

To Kill A Mockingbird [ Shadow Interpreted ]

Wild Swan Theater

[ Each Performance of Each Production Shadow Interpreted ]

Alice in Wonderland

The FireBird

The Nightingale

Wind in the Willows


Winnie the Pooh

Town Mouse Country Mouse

Charlotte’s Web

Myths, Masks and Magic

A Thousand Cranes

Ancient Echoes

Rainbow Crow

The Cricket in Times Square

Oakland University Department of Music, Theatre and Dance



Rock & Roll Lysistrata (Zone Interpreted)

Gondoliers Translations (Shadow Interpreted)

You Can’t Take It With You (Zone Interpreted)

Suburbia (Shadow Interpreted)

Cabaret (Shadow Interpreted)

Romeo and Juliet

(Shadow Interpreted)And Neither Have I Wings to Fly (Shadow Interpreted)Lucky Stiff (Shadow Interpreted)

Picnic (Shadow Interpreted)

Zastrozzi (Shadow Interpreted)

Into The Woods (Shadow Interpreted)

Urinetown (Shadow Interpreted)

Drat, The Cat! (Shadow Interpreted)

The Little Prince (Shadow Interpreted)

Company (Shadow Interpreted)

Police Deaf Near Far (Shadow Interpreted — 14 performances)

Meadow Brook Theatre

The Merry Wives of Windsor

A Christmas Carol (1998 – 2001)

Having Our Say

Scotland Road

The Rocky Horror Show (Shadow Interpreted)

Dangerous Obsession

All My Sons

Arabian Nights (Shadow Interpreted)

Dancing at Lughnasa

Little Shop of Horrors (Zone Interpreted)


And Then They Came For Me (Shadow Interpreted)


Light Up the Sky

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Shadow Interpreted)


Cinderella (Shadow Interpreted)

Barefoot in the Park

The King and I (Shadow Interpreted)

Grease (Shadow Interpreted)

Noises Off

(Shadow Interpreted)Damn Yankees

(Shadow Interpreted)

The Sisters Rosensweig (Shadow Interpreted)

Our Town (Shadow Interpreted)

A Christmas Story (Shadow Interpreted)

The Importance of Being Earnest (Shadow Interpreted)

The Secret Garden (Shadow Interpreted)

Pippin (Shadow Interpreted)

Ragtime (Shadow Interpreted)

Beauty and the Beast (Shadow Interpreted)

Broadway Tours

Broadway touring shows are interpreted in the placed style.



Damn Yankees

Phantom of the Opera

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk

The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe


Fiddler on the Roof [ 2000 ]

Aida [ 2002 ]

Mama Mia [ 2003 ]

Thoroughly Modern Millie [ 2004 ]

The Lion King [ 2007 ]

Wicked [ 2008 ]

Legally Blonde [ 2009 ]

David Blaine at Orchestra Hall (Detroit) [2014]

Dennis Miller at Orchestra Hall (Detroit) [2015]

Other Productions

Les Miserables [2016] 

Special Events

2003 National Convention of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

Opening Ceremony


Three-year national tour with professional comedian – “Steve O”

Other Theatre Credits [ acting and production roles ]

Police Deaf Near Far (Michigan Premiere) Co-Producer, with Oakland University. 2012.

Grace and Wild/ Film Craft Labs Flix Festival Promotional Film

Angels in America Joe Pitt (Our Time Productions, Detroit)

A Thousand Cranes Kenji (Wild Swan Theatre, Ann Arbor)

Charlotte’s Web Avery (Wild Swan Theatre, Ann Arbor)

Noises Off  Assistant Director (Stagecrafters, Royal Oak)

Six Degrees of Separation Trent Conway (Stagecrafters, Royal Oak)


Distinguished Community Service Award. Oakland University, Department of Music, Theatre and Dance. 2011.

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Distinguished Alumnus Award. Madonna University, 2005.

In recognition for excellence in the field of theatre interpreting.

1999 Progressive Hero Award. Metro Times Newspape. 1999.

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