Daniel M Lincoln

Composer - Musical Director - Educator

Daniel is currently a member of the Musical Theatre faculty at USC's prestigious School of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles, CA, as well as at AMDA (Los Angeles) and Santa Monica College. Prior to 2020, Daniel taught at NYU Tisch (Playwrights Horizons Studio and The New Studio on Broadway), and New York Film Academy’s Professional Conservatory of Musical Theatre.

In New York City, Daniel played for Broadway productions such as
Wicked, On Your Feet!, The Cher Show, and Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. Off-Broadway productions include Avenue Q and Jonathan Larson's tick tick BOOM! Touring credits include Matilda, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Wizard of Oz (Associate Conductor and Assistant Music Supervisor), and The Midtown Men (Music Director) which starred the original leads of Broadway’s Jersey Boys.

A graduate of UCLA (BA, Music: Vocal Performance and Music Composition) and NYU (MFA, Musical Theatre Writing),
Daniel is a concert-level classical pianist, conductor, and vocalist. He is also a composer for theater, film, and pop artists. As part of the theatrical writing team of Lincoln & Schein, recent productions include: Making Melrose (2021); the children's musical Fantastic Finn (2021, currently available for international licensing through Stage Rights Publishing) the madcap musical comedies The Remarkable Mister Holmes (2022) and Grecian Burns (2023), and the musical adaptation of the award-winning YA novel The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate (2024). In 2018, the movie musical short Plus One - featuring Daniel's music and lyrics - won "Best Musical" at multiple film festivals around America, including the Manhattan Film Festival. Other original musicals include Wrong Could Be Right (Facade Productions, London UK), Calixte (Festival South, MS), and Queen Bea: A Soapsical! (3 Rules Productions, NYC) which originally starred the cast of ABC’s daytime drama One Life to Live.

Daniel has worked for Broadway casting agencies such as Telsey + Company, Binder Casting, and Tara Rubin CSA. As well as being a highly sought-after orchestrator and arranger, Daniel has also become known as a “show doctor,” frequently brought in as a creative consultant on new musical theater productions. Proud AFM Local 802 and Dramatist Guild Member, ASCAP Composer.