Danny Cistone

Danny Cistone
Technical Director & Cofounder

Danny designs the stage for most of the plays performed at Theatre 68.

His film directorial debut was West of Brooklyn, which he also directed on stage for Theatre 68. Danny directed the star-studded indie feature Monster Heroes. He directed and designed the Off-Broadway Hip-Hop sensation, Groovaloo (Union Square Theatre) and The Big Funk (Theatre 68). He has designed for film, TV and theatre including Final Witness (ABC/Disney), School Spirits (SyFy), WTF (Pilot for Marc Maron), Tattoo Nightmares (SpikeTV), Top 10 Shootouts (Discovery), the ABC primetime special Unbroke (with Marissa Tomei, Antonio Banderas, Rosario Dawson, and Christian Slater), Liv Out Loud for Nicolodeon and Get Up and Dance for Comcast Network.

Music video designs include Katy Perry’s Candifornia Tour, Pink’s European Tour, Carbon 9, Michael Duff, and Leo.

Some notable stage designs include The Mercy Seat inside the Ford, The Knights of Mary Phagan (NAACP Award Nomination- Theatre 68), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (2008 Ovation Award Nomination- Theatre 68), the 13 By Shanley Festival (Theatre 68), A Few Good Men (LA premiere), The Lost Plays of Tennessee Williams (Actors Studio), On An Average Day (2008 Ovation Award Nomination, 2008 LA Drama Critics Circle Nomination), Parasite Drag (West Coast Premiere). Danny also doubles as Art Director/Performance Artist for the band Carbon 9.

As an actor, Danny performed on Broadway in Gypsy, She Loves Me, Grease! and Jerome Robbins’ autobiographical workshop The Poppa Piece, playing the young Jerome Robbins. National tours include Lost in Yonkers, Gypsy, and Grease! Other theatre: Groovaloo, A Few Good Men, A New War, West of Brooklyn, What the Rabbi Saw, Boys Next Door, Eyes For Consuela, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot and Avenue X.

On Television: Do Not Disturb, Malcolm in the Middle, That’s So Raven, Third Rock from the Sun, and Martial Law.

Film: Austin Powers III: Goldmember, Deuces Wild, Baby Luv, West of Brooklyn, Shock TV, Billy Jones, Chew and Screw, Limbo Lounge, No Place Like Home, and Frankenhood. He co-wrote and starred in the film Lucky, which was selected for HBO’s Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, featuring his sketch comedy group For The Kids and marking their second consecutive trip to the Festival.

He doubles as Art Director/Performance Artist for the band Carbon 9 and the Hip-Hop dance crew The Groovaloos.

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