Daniel’s Husband


Daniel’s Husband (Play)

By Michael McKeever

New York premiere
directed by Joe Brancato
presented by Primary Stages and Ted Snowdon

In Michael McKeever’s compelling new play, Daniel’s Husband, we see Daniel and Mitchell enjoying life as the Perfect Couple. Perfect house, perfect friends, even a mother who wants them to wed. What isn’t perfect is that Daniel longs to be married and Mitchell does not.  A turn of events forces both men to face the consequences of their opposing views, and they learn that they are living in a world where fundamental rights aren’t always so fundamental. Proclaimed by the Miami Herald as “beautifully crafted, powerfully realized and emotionally devastating,” Daniel’s Husband takes an unflinching look at how we choose to Tie the Knot. Or not.
Daniel’s Husband featured direction by Joe Brancato (Miracle on South Division Street) and performances by Emmy Winner Anna Holbrook (“Another World,” The Dolphin Position), Tony nominee Lou Liberatore (Burn This, Sight Unseen), Matthew Montelongo (A View from the Bridge, One Night), Ryan Spahn (Exit Strategy, Gloria), and Leland Wheeler (We Need to Talk About Kevin, “Blue Bloods”).


Mar 22, 2017 – Apr 28, 2017
Cherry Lane Theatre NYC





Full Cast

Anna Holbrook – Lydia Bixby
Lou Liberatore – Barry Dylon
Matthew Montelongo – Mitchell Howard
Ryan Spahn – Daniel Bixby
Leland Wheeler – Trip


Primary Stages – Producer
Ted Snowdon – Producer
Casey Childs – Executive Producer
Shane D. Hudson – Executive Director
Casey Childs – Founder
Andrew Leynse – Artistic Director
Michael McKeever – Playwright
William Neal – Original Music
Joe Brancato – Director
Burke Louis – Assistant Director
Brian Prather – Set Designer
Jennifer Caprio – Costume Designer
Christina Watanabe – Lighting Designer
William Neal – Sound Designer
Johanna Pan – Assistant Set Designer
Johanna Pan – Assistant Costume Designer
Rhiannon Randall – Assistant Costume Designer
S. Stolnack – Assistant Lighting Designer
Matthew Soares – Assistant Sound Designer
Dean A. Carpenter – General Manager
Matt Ross Public Relations – Press Representative
Michael Palmer – Production Stage Manager
Elis C. Arroyo – Assistant Stage Manager
Will Duty – Production Manager
Andrew Diaz – Prop Master
Gillian Green – Wardrobe
Stephanie Klapper Casting

Ryan Spahn and Matthew Montelongo from Primary Stages Production


Reviews – New York Times Daily Beast PlaybillTheatre Art Daily On Stage

Daniel’s Husband – Play By Michael McKeever at Primary Stages