Daniel Kluger made his Broadway debut in 2017, providing the sound design for Significant Other before returning to Broadway with incidental music and sound design for another play, Marvin’s Room. But it wasn’t until the revival of Oklahoma! that Kluger earned a Broadway credit for orchestrations—one that in turn earned him a Tony Award nomination.
But Kluger has long been a composer, arranger, and music producer. “I music directed Pippin in high school,” he says of his first theatrical experience. He's written the music for Ethan Coen’s Women or Nothing and Haley Feiffer’s I’m Gonna Pray for You So Hard at Atlantic Theater Company, Penelope Skinner’s The Village Bike at MCC, Tracy Letts’ Man From Nebraska at Second Stage, and dozens more.
The re-imagined Oklahoma! presented its own challenges, and Kluger provided a stripped-down version matched to director Daniel Fish’s vision.
Here, Kluger shares the show that most impacted him, the musical theatre song he’ll never get sick of, and his quote to live by.
Videography and video editing by Roberto Araujo.