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Danielle Tarento

Danielle is a freelance producer and casting director, forming Tarento Prodcutions in 2009. She won Best Producer at the Off West End Awards 2012.

 

She trained as an actress at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and worked in theatre, television and film for nine years before becoming a producer. In 2004, she co founded the Menier Chocolate Factory and co produced/cast all in house shows including Julius Caesar; Fully Committed by Becky Mode (winner, whatsonstage.com Award for Best Off West End Production 2005 and subsequent transfer to the Arts Theatre); Murderer by Anthony Schaffer; tick, tick…Boom! by Jonathan Larson; What We Did To Weinstein by Ryan Craig (nominated, Evening Standard Theatre Award for Most Promising Newcomer 2005); Sunday In The Park With George by Stephen Sondheim (winner, whatsonstage.com Award for Best Off West End Production 2006, Critic’s Circle Award for Best Design 2006, and subsequent transfer to Wyndham’s Theatre, where it won 5 Olivier Awards 2007 for Best Lighting Design, Best Design, Best Actor in a Musical [Daniel Evans], Best Actress in a Musical [Jenna Russell] and Outstanding Musical Production); Breakfast With Jonny Wilkinson by Chris England; The Last 5 Years by Jason Robert Brown. During Danielle’s three years at the Chocolate Factory, the venue also won the Peter Brook Empty Space Award 2005 for Up and Coming Venue and the Evening Standard Theatre Award 2005 for Outstanding Newcomer.

 

Other producing credits include: as producer: Gods And Monsters (Southwark Playhouse); The Grand Tour (Finborough); Man To Man (Park); My Lifelong Love - An Evening With Georgia Stitt And Friends (Garrick); Frances Ruffelle - Paris Original (St James Studio); Dogfight (Southwark Playhouse - shortlisted, Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Musical 2014, nominated for 9 Broadway World UK Awards and 3 Off West End Awards); Three Sisters (Southwark Playhouse); Titanic (Southwark Playhouse - longlisted, Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Musical 2013; winner, Broadway World UK Award for Best Fringe/Regional Musical 2013, WhatsOnStage Award for Best Off West End Production and 4 Off West End Awards including Best Musical Production); Evita, Grease (Ljubljana Festival, Slovenia); Victor/Victoria (Southwark Playhouse); Taboo (Brixton Club House - winner, WhatsOnStage Award for Best Off West End Production 2013); Mack & Mabel (Southwark Playhouse - longlisted, Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Musical 2012; nominated for 13 Broadway World UK Awards and 6 Off West End Awards); The Pitchfork Disney (Arcola); Burlesque (Jermyn Street - winner, Off West End Award for Best New Musical 2012); Noël and Gertie (Cockpit); Parade (Southwark Playhouse - longlisted, Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Musical 2011; nominated, WhatsOnStage Award for Best Musical Revival 2012, Off West End Award for Best Musical Production 2012); Spring Awakening (Rose, Kingston); Drowning On Dry Land (Jermyn Street); Company (Southwark Playhouse); Legacy Falls (New Players Theatre); Grateful (Cadogan Hall); Frances Ruffelle: Beneath The Dress (Madame JoJo’s, Edinburgh Festival, Wroclaw Stage Song Review, Poland & Menier Chocolate Factory); Happy Savages (Edinburgh Festival). As associate producer: Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Landor); Kurt and Sid (Trafalgar Studios – nominated, WhatsOnStage Award for Best Off West End Production 2009); Side By Side By Sondheim (The Venue); Tamburlaine The Great (Rose, Bankside).