Dan Rowlands has been performing on stage since he was only six years old.
Since 2004 he has worked almost constantly on and off stage in many local
productions with several different groups. In 2009 he also realized a passion
for directing, and has since directed a couple of critically acclaimed, and
award nominated shows. His directing credits include: David Ive's "Seven
Menus," and Joseph Kesselring's "Arsenic and Old Lace," for Appleseed
Productions; and Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple," for Not Another Theater
Company. He also assistant directed "Reefer Madness: The Musical," for
On Stage he has played: Speed in "The Odd Couple," Peter Lathum in "Forty
Carats," Paul Bratter in "Barefoot in the Park," Paul Singer in "Moon Over
Buffalo," Boris Kholenkhov in "You Can't Take it With You," and the Russian
POW in "See How They Run," with Present Company Productions; Will
Shakespeare in "The Beard of Avon," with The Syracuse Shakespeare
Festival; Billy Bibbit in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," Edward Hyde in
"Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," Murph in "The Indian Wants the Bronx," Wallace in
"It's Called the Sugar Plum," Hoagie in "Music From a Sparkling Planet," and
Adam in "The Moonlight Room," with Appleseed Productions; Leroy in "Bad
Seed," with Encore Presentations; Burgundy in "King Lear," with CNY
Shakespeare Inc.; Seargent Troughton in "Run For Your Wife," Leo Clark in
"Leading Ladies," Juror 7 in "12 Angry Men," Nick in "Bedroom Farce," and
Paul Hornung in "Lombardi," with Not Another Theater Company.
This December, Dan will be directing CNYP's Christmas show "The Man Who
Came to Dinner," by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman. He will also be
directing Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs," in April as part of the 2013
Dan has recieved TANYS awards for: Excellence in Ensemble acting as part of
the casts of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," and "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde;
and Excellence in Acting awards for his performances in "It's Called the Sugar
Plum," and "Music From a Sparkling Planet." His production of "Arsenic and
Old Lace," recieved 3 SALT nominations including: Best Actress of the Year,
People's Choice Best Actress, and Costuming.
Dan is also an aspiring indie film director, and will be premiering his first
feature film, "The Wingmen," at the end of summer this year. He is also
hoping to begin shooting his second film, "Slasher," sometime in the fall.
Professionally Dan works as a network installer for HughesNet Enterprises,
and runs his own Videography business on the side.