Dan Fishbach is a faculty member at the USC School of Dramatic Arts. He is a Los Angeles-based director and professor. Recent directing credits include Noises Off (Oklahoma City), the critically-acclaimed production Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris at The Odyssey Theatre, Sondheim & Weidman’s Assassins at the Pico Playhouse (BroadwayWorld Award nom., StageRaw nom., Robby Award nom.), the workshop production of We’re Here for You (Las Vegas, NV), the international tour of One Night Stand: An Improvised Musical for producer Marc Platt (Wicked), Steven Dietz’s Private Eyes and Nicky Silver’s The Maiden’s Prayer (The Raven Theatre), the world premiere of Anthony Mora’s play Silencing Silas, HAIR (collaboration with original author James Rado), The 25th Annual Putnam Co. Spelling Bee, Chicago, Company and Spring Awakening for the USC School of Dramatic Arts.
Fishbach is currently on the faculty at Oklahoma City University School of Theatre and has also taught at Cal Poly Pomona, Kenyon College, Santa Monica College, The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, and Harvard-Westlake School, where he was head of performing arts for six years. From 2006-2008, he served as the director of The Groundlings Theatre and School in Los Angeles.
He is the co-founder and co-director of The Los Angeles Musical Theater Studio, a training ground for professional musical-theater actors. Fishbach has created curriculum and courses in musical theatre for numerous institutions and organizations and specializes in musical theatre history.
As a director and producer, he has worked with actors Jason Alexander, Alan Cumming, John Rubinstein, Alanis Morissette, Peter Gallagher, Alex Kingston, Wendie Malick, Michelle Monaghan, Josh Radnor, and others. In 2010, he produced An Oak Tree at The Odyssey Theatre, which was described by Variety as a “celebration of pure theater’s power.”
A graduate of Kenyon College, Fishbach is an alumnus of the Director’s Lab West and is a member of the SDC, The Society of Directors and Choreographers, the Musical Theatre Educator’s Alliance, and ATHE (Assoc. for Theatre in Higher Education).