Dane Stauffer

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February 29, 2020
 
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Biography

DANE STAUFFER recently appeared as Scrooge in "Dolly Parton's Christmas Carol" at the Ordway. He's also appeared as Roger Caldwell in  “Glensheen” at History Theatre, ( “Best Actor in a Musical” Broadyway World 2015, IVEY award 2016 "Overall Excellence")) and in his Park Square debut in the One-man tour-de –force, “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol”. Dane is a Minneapolis native, and alum of the Minneapolis Children’s Theatre, Tisch School of the Arts/NYU and Dudley Riggs’ Brave New Workshop. Recent credits include: LA Stage Scene: "Best Actor in a Comedy" for "All in the Timing,” the Film “ “I am not a serial Killer” and " Oh My Stars" shot here in the Twin Cities, and he  also recently directed ‘Guys and Dolls “ at Henry Sibley High.  (Spotlight Award “Outstanding Performance") and "A Charlie Brown Christmas" at Stepingstone Theatre for Youth, their top-selling show in their 40 year history.  He has toured Ireland in “ Triple Espresso”, which he also performed on the East and West Coasts. “Bully” at Steppingstone Theatre in St. Paul, and the smash “When A Man Loves A Diva” at the Lab Theatre in Minneapolis. He’s been featured on KTCA/PBS “Technical Difficulties,” “Wicked, Wicked Games “ (With Tatum O’Neil) and the Emmy award winning American Scream: Dudley Riggs’s first 30 years, and he continues to teach empowerment through the arts to children and adults in all settings. Coming up Dane will return to the Ordway in "Breaking BArriers: A Broadway Cabaret," And IN concert at OShaughennesy Auditorium with Kevin Kling, Prudence Johnsons, Dan Chouinard and others on Valentines Day.  www.danestauffer.com.

Résumé

 

 

DANE STAUFFER                                                                                                 SAGAFTRA/AEA

Stage (Partial List)

Dolly Parton's  Smokey Mountain Christmas Carol       Lead   Ordway/Curt Wollan

Glensheen                                  Lead                              History Theatre, Ron Peluso

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol    Lead/Solo show              Park Sqaure/ Richard Cook

Civil War Homecoming                Lead                             Fitzgerald Theatre/MPR

Dante’s Inferno                            Lead                             James Sewell Ballet

When a Man Loves a Diva                        Lead                             The Lab Theatre

Triple Espresso                           Lead                             U.S. Tour/National Tour Ireland

All in the Timing                        Lead                             Crown City Theatre, Los Angeles

Only You                                   Lead                             Jungle Theatre, Bain Boehlke

Baltimore Waltz                          Lead                             Eye of the Storm, Casey Stangl,

Fooling around with Infinity         Lead                             Brass Tacks Theatre, Steven Dietz,

LA Blues Festival                       Headliner                       House of Blues/Hollywood

The Smokehouse                         Resident Co, Improv.       Second City, Hollywood

Iron Kisses                                 Lead                             Illusion Theatre, Michael Robbins’

Measure for Measure                    Lead                             NYU Tisch/ Ron Logarmassino

Love’s Labour Lost                      Lead                             NYU Tisch/A.J. Antoon

Resident Company                      Sketch Comedy, Improv     Dudley Riggs Brave New Workshop

Amerika                                     Ensemble                       Santa Fe Festival, Robert Allan Ackerman, Snow                                         Lead                             Illusion Theatre, Ping Chong

Playground Battlescars                 Solo Show                      Brass Tacks Theatre, Patty Lynch

Duesenberg 55                            Solo Show                      Illusion Theatre, Mpls, MN,

Reckless                                                Lead                             Cricket Theatre, Bill Partlan

1940’s Big Band Holiday             Lead, Playwright                        Cricket Theatre, Bill Partlan

 

Film

I am Not a Serial Killer                Featured                         Billy O’Brien, Director

Super Athlete                              Featured                        White Knight productions

This is Destiny                           Co-Star                         Independent Short, Destiny Films, Inc.

Max: The Secret                          Co-Star                         New York University Graduate Film

 

Television

Wicked Wicked Games                 Principal                       MyNetwork/Terry Cunningham, Director

Fashion House                            Guest                            MyNetwork/Stu Seagal, Producer

Mystery Girl, Pilot                      Co-Star                         UPN /Adam Shankman, Director

American Scream             Principal                       KTCA TV/PBS (Emmy Award, Best regional)

Technical Difficulties                   Principal                       KTCA TV/PBS

Breaking the Silence                    Co-Star; Co-Writer          WCCO TV

                 

Education

BFA, NYU Tisch School of the Arts          Olympia Dukakis, Peter Kass, Ron Van Lieu, Kristin Linklater                

Children’s Theatre School/Mpls                 Commedia del 'Arte, Pantomime, Voice, Ballet, Jazz Dance

Improvisation                                         Avery Schreiber, Dudley Riggs' Brave New Workshop, Omar Shapli

 

Related Experience/Skills Improvisation, Singer, Bandleader, Stage and Event Director, Piano, Guitar, Core Member of Playwright’s Center, Improv and Yoga Instructor, Recipient of Jerome and McKnight Grants

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