Dan Danielowski (Executive Director)
Dan received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin at River Falls, majoring in communications with a theatre emphasis. His Masters in Educational Administration came from Northern Illinois University. Dan’s administrative experience includes the Rockford Public Schools as both a district-wide administrator and a high school principal at East High School and Roosevelt Alternative High School. Dan worked as the Assistant Executive Director at Comprehensive Community Solutions, a not-for-profit in Rockford, Illinois. Along the way he acquired extensive theatre background as a director, performer, musician and producer, as well as over twenty years of administrative and nonprofit experience.
Paul Stancato (Artistic Director)
Paul is honored to be working alongside Dan and the board of directors as he begins his tenure here at TLP. Originally from the Chicago area, Paul has spent the last 20 years living in New York City as a theater artist. Before coming to TLP, Paul directed In the Heights at the Engeman Theater in New York and On Golden Pond for Palm Beach Dramaworks. Other credits include, directing/ choreographing the 2015-’16 National Tour of Flashdance the Musical, & the 2014-’15 National Tour of Jekyll and Hyde. His production of Jekyll and Hyde was also produced at the Engeman Theater and Axelrod Performing Arts Center in New Jersey, and was hailed by composer Frank Wildhorn, as “the best version of her son’s show ever!” From 2012-2014, he was the Artistic Director for Franco Dragone’s, The House of Dancing Water in Macau, China. He was the Resident Director for the National Tour of Disney’s The Lion King, 2006 -2010 (2008 Helen Hayes nomination for Best Touring Musical). He directed the First National Tour of The Wedding Singer and was also Assistant Choreographer for the Broadway production (Tony nomination for Best Musical and Best Choreography).
Select directing/choreographing credits include: Friends, the Unofficial Parody Musical (currently running Off-Broadway), Long Days Journey Into Night (Asst. Dir. Palm Beach Drama Works, FL), Powerhouse (Ohio Theatre, NYC), Plaid Tidings (Flatrock Playhouse), Jekyll & Hyde, Hairspray and Sound of Music (John W. Engeman Theater, NY), Trav’lin the Musical (Seven Angels, CT.- IRNE Award-Best Ensemble nomination) The Cobalteans (NYMF-which earned 7 Nominations for the 2015 New York Musical Theater Festival including Best Direction. ICON (NYMF starring Donna McKechnie & Tony Sheldon), Einstein’s Dreams (Best Direction Award New York Fringe Festival), Greenwood (NYMF starring Andrea McArdle) He conceived and co-wrote ROCKSHOW, an interactive performance piece, which ran Off-Broadway at Club El Flamingo. He has developed new works with The Public (Joe’s Pub), Drama League, ArsNova, 5th Avenue, The Zipper Theater and Universal Studios. Performance credits include, Blue Man Group (Blue Man) and De LaGuarda (original New York cast member/Captain). Awards/ Fellowships: Mike Okrent Fellow (nominee), Society of Directors Observer Fellow (award), University of Florida Outstanding Alumnus Award, Drama League member and a Lincoln Center Director’s Lab member.
Bill Titus (Administrative Assistant)
Bill began his TLP’s management role as an Administrative Assistant in April of 2016. He now assists the Executive Director in all theatre operations, supervising Human Resources, Facilities and Front of House. Bill has five years’ costumer service experience and 3 years of managerial experience.
Robert McFletcher-Jones, M.Ed. (Education Director)
Robert joins the TLP staff this year as Education Director. Most recently Robert has been a Guest Entertainer with Celebrity Cruise Lines and a member of the original and second cast of Broadways After Midnight on Norwegian Cruise Lines, starring Tony nominee Brenda Braxton and Sharon Wilkins. Robert’s previous credits have included Belize (Angels in America), Fred (Smokey Joe’s Cafe) at Peach State Summer Theater, Shrek U.S (Shrek) at Jenny Wiley Theater. He was a soloist for the National tours of Dr. Bruce Vantine’s Chorale and Brass. As an educator he strives to create authentic performances by young persons, and a love for what and who they are as artists.