Composer & Co-Lyricist Daniel Sturman
Daniel is the composer and co-lyricist of the new musical murder mystery, One Way Ticket, set for its premiere at England’s Gorleston Pavillion in spring 2104. The show had a developmental reading in March 2013 as part of the Notes From the Page series in New York City. With Daniel Sturman, Staab wrote the musical, Zombie Wedding which was featured at the New York International Fringe Festival in 2011 and the Gorleston Pavillion in 2012.
In 2011, Sturman’s musical adaptation of the 1992 film, Nosferatu, was staged in Glasgow, and his fictionalized account of the 1880s Whitechapel murders, the ripper, premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He collaborated on a musical version of the Oresteia, Bloodbath, that enjoyed two professional runs at the New Woolsey Theatre. With the same company, he wrote incidental music and songs for their production of Twelfth Night.
He studied music and design and graduated from Dartington College.
He lives in Norwich, England.
Playwright and Co-Lyricist R.C. Staab
Along with Daniel Sturman, RC is proudly writing the new musical murder mystery, One Way Ticket, as part of the Under Construction project from Fisher Taylor-Gaunt Productions at the St. James Theatre in London, March 2015. The show had a developmental reading in March 2013 as part of the Notes From the Page series in New York City. With Daniel Sturman, Staab wrote the musical, Zombie Wedding which was featured at the New York International Fringe Festival in 2011, the Gorleston Pavillion in 2012 and soon a commercial production off-Broadway in New York. RC collaborated with Kelsey Mathes on a new farcical comedy,Signal Malfunction, which was part of the Midtown International Theatre Festival in New York in the summer of 2013.
In 2009, two of his musicals were produced in the Bay Area — Shadows of Pompeii in collaboration with 42nd Street Moon Theatre at the Eureka Theatre with a score by Emmy-nominated composer Keith Herrmann andFountain of Youth in collaboration with American Musical Theatre of San Jose. As part of the San Francisco Fringe Festival, Staab’s musical, RM3, premiered in 2007 with songs by Ben Folds. A year earlier, his full-length comedy, A Union of San Franciscans, was produced at the Phoenix Theatre.
He has appeared in more than two dozen plays as an actor and has worked, as a film office director, on major Hollywood films and TV series. He also appears in the movie, Philadelphia.
He is a Professional Writing Associate of Mercury Musical Developments and a member of Theatre Resources Unlimited. He lives in New York City with his wife, Valari, and two dogs.