Danielle Koenig is an award-winning writer and actor with degrees from NYU Tisch’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program and UCLA’s School of Theater, Film, and Television. Their original musicals and standalone songs have been enjoyed at major theatrical venues in New York City including Lincoln Center, Rattlestick Playwright’s Theater, 54 Below, and the Duplex Theatre, as well as regionally in Los Angeles, CA, Minneapolis, MN, and Syracuse, NY. They have extensive improv and sketch training, having written comedy videos that have been viewed over 2 million times on Youtube, and participated in a prestigious Writer’s Room Internship at Saturday Night Live. They have also acted in multiple pre-Broadway workshops as well as regional plays and musicals. When they are not at Applause NY, they are teaching musical theater at the Brooklyn Music School, playing video games, learning to do the worm, petting a dog, finishing a Lego set, or reading a graphic novel!