Dan Micciche

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Dan Micciche

Dane Reis: [00:00:00] You booked it. Episode 29, Hey, entertainers and performers of the world. I’m your host, Dane Reis, and welcome to you. Booked it. Where I chat with inspiring entertainers, seven days a week by digging into their journey. We’re going to discover everything you need to do to be a successful entertainer, you know?

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[00:01:34] Dan Micciche: [00:01:34] I am 

[00:01:35] Dane Reis: [00:01:35] brilliant. Dan is the music director and conductor of the Broadway smash, wicked going on his sixth year with the company. Before wicked. He played Mary sunshine in Chicago on Broadway, as well as six years with the national and international tours, including the Japanese and Thailand companies he’s performed at Carnegie hall and the Kennedy center with Bernstein’s mass recordings include Bernstein’s mass, which won a grant.

[00:02:05] Which won a Grammy nomination in 2008, four below with Jessica Bosc and Patrick Page workshops include stew for Silverton. He also teaches masterclass. So is that major universities and colleges throughout the country. He is a New York city voice coach, and he received his degree from the Boston conservatory in 2007.

[00:02:28] Dan that is a quick intro of who you are and what you’ve done, but why can you tell us a little bit more about yourself? Fill in the gaps, who you are, and a little bit more, more about what you do as a professional in the entertainment industry. 

[00:02:44] Dan Micciche: [00:02:44] Sure. Well, first of all, thanks for having me. it’s a pleasure to be here and chat with you all and especially during this crazy time in the world.

[00:02:54]yeah, so basically, as Dane said, I’ve been with, with wicked for multiple years now. Thank God. And, hopefully when we get back up and running sooner than later, many more years to come, let’s see. I grew up in Connecticut, Darien, Connecticut, and, started obviously going to see Broadway shows with my mom, like from third grade on, and then started studying in the city on the weekends.

[00:03:20] And, I always knew I wanted to go to Boston conservatory ever since like around ninth or 10th grade, for many reasons. And, Went to Boston for four years was a great experience and moved to the city, 2007, right after graduating, been there ever since, except when I’ve been out of town working.

[00:03:40] And, now we’re actually back living in Connecticut. Thankfully, we, closed and bought a house two weeks after. The Broadway show shut down, which was planned moving to back to the country. And we’ll be a commuter once probably shows open up again, but I’m just been busy and busy and busy with working on projects in the house.

[00:04:06] And. Realizing different hobbies that I have. Yeah. And missing work every single day. but a little bit about my job as music director and conductor of the show. Obviously I conduct the show, maintain the musical integrity of the show, along with my supervisor, Steven arenas and, direct.

[00:04:27] Communication with producers, director, associate director, or choreographer, associate choreographer and casting for both the Broadway and the national company. 

[00:04:38] Dane Reis: [00:04:38] Fantastic. Well, let’s move on to the next section here. And then I am a sucker for a good quote. What is your favorite quote? You’d like to share with our listeners 

[00:04:50] Dan Micciche: [00:04:50] when preparation meets opportunity.

[00:04:54] That’s when things really happen in your career, I 

[00:04:58] Dane Reis: [00:04:58] could not agree more. And could you expand on that a little bit on how you’ve applied that to your daily life and your career? 

[00:05:06] Dan Micciche: [00:05:06] Absolutely. I mean, I mean, getting a degree in music theater and, a little emphasis in music direction from the brilliant Kathy ran at Boston conservatory, I mean, Working in New York as a Broadway actor to making a transition, as a music director on Broadway, definitely took a lot of, preparation and in a lot of ways, you know, preparation in.

[00:05:31] Me myself as a musician, as a conductor, as well as making the networking connections I needed to make in this business, because it’s all about who, you know, and the working relationships you keep, and flourish in this business. 

[00:05:47] Dane Reis: [00:05:47] Yeah. I’m so glad that you brought up the relationships needed because I think a lot of people think that they can show up book a big job and then they’re set, but it’s.

[00:05:58] It’s so much more than that. The fact that you are brilliantly talented and you can do the job is really just the given it’s really those relationships that create the longevity out of a career that keep the calls coming in and all those opportunities flowing. Yeah. 

[00:06:15] Dan Micciche: [00:06:15] You know, it’s, it’s, I mean, my life in many ways, I’m a daily reprieve, but yeah, really in this industry, whether you’re a musician, actor, stage stagehand, stage manager, really anywhere in this business, you got to show up, showing up, meaning you show up to any and any audition you can find and you show up prepared.

[00:06:42] That means. With your material, as you look the way you carry yourself, the attitude you have about yourself, the confidence you have about yourself. And then when you do book that big job that does help shape your career, you have to then keep applying and constantly show up eight shows a week. and you know, those are the people I always just want to work with.

[00:07:07] And those are the people that have those 10, 15. 20 Broadway show careers because you know what you’re going to get with that person. Many, a times people like rest on their laurels and they’re like, I got a bow and this is that. And then they just kind of sit back and that is very, you can see that, And people want to work with hardworking people that have a good time.

[00:07:31] And that’s one of the biggest things in this business. You have to be clear they’re in what you want, but also, and be immersed in the industry, but also to be a person and to be able to talk about how’s the weather, what are you doing this weekend? What’s going on at home? So it’s not only about. You know, I just did this reading and this workshop and this and that people want to work with people.

[00:07:58] Dane Reis: [00:07:58] Absolutely. Absolutely. Well, let’s move on to this next section. And Dan, of course you are an entertainer, I’m an entertainer. And I think you would agree that this industry. Can be one of the most subjective, brutally, honest, personally emotional industries that either of us have probably experienced and, you know, as well as I, that in order to create and to have a successful career in this industry, like you’re having now.

[00:08:27] Takes a lot of dedication and hard work. And while yeah, there is an outrageous amount of fun and excitement doing what we do. There are also our fair share of obstacles and challenges and failures. We are going to inevitably experience and we’re going to have to learn how to move forward through them.

[00:08:47] So tell us, what is one key challenge, obstacle or failure you’ve experienced in your career? And how did you come out the other side better because of 

[00:08:57] Dan Micciche: [00:08:57] it? I think I really needed to learn how to listen to everything I was being told, as an actor and working in this city as an actor and then as a musician, but not listening to everything.

[00:09:14] So really being picky and. Cultivating the relationships with people and listening to them. And even with people that I’m not even close with anymore, taking away, you can learn something from everyone and any opportunity you have. I mean, I remember just out of the gate and hopefully this speaks to a lot of recent graduates.

[00:09:40]We have this crazy showcase at the end of the year when we graduated college and I got nothing from it. And, I remember that day just being like, okay. And I left that meeting with all my colleagues and, professor and I was like, all right, here we go. I’m jumping in. And. It kinda just was a determination.

[00:10:03]and then the same thing, what I switched my career as a musician to a music director, it was just not having an ego about anything, sharpening pencils, for whoever at Carroll music, being in the room, being around the people that are influential learning from them. and really taking any job that would come my way.

[00:10:25] But the biggest obstacle I would. I found was I’m not putting all my eggs in one basket and kind of being burned by someone who was quote unquote, like mentoring me early on and just keeping my eye out options open, and not listening to just one or two teachers in Manhattan. There’s a lot of people that teach and there’s a lot of people that coach, and you’re going to get a lot of different conflicting information.

[00:10:55] You need to pick and choose what is going to be right for you. I love 

[00:10:59] Dane Reis: [00:10:59] that. And moving forward to the next section. Now this is a time that I like to call your spotlight moment. That one moment in time that you realized, yes, I am going to be an entertainer for a living or maybe it was, yes, this is what I need to be doing as an entertainer.

[00:11:22] Tell us about that. 

[00:11:23] Dan Micciche: [00:11:23] It was two different spots. First one was in first grade, I was in my stroller at Hershey park and I turned around, there was tap dancers on a stage. And I turned around to my mom and I said, I want to do that. And I started out as a tap dancer before anything. And, That really was the defining moment in my life.

[00:11:45] Even though I was so young, I really knew I wanted to live in this industry. And then I remember in middle school, I would always instill, just listen to cast albums. And I remember asking my mom, I was like, People like get paid for this. I would like, so do this for free looking back on it. Now I was like, honey, show me that check.

[00:12:10] But I remember thinking that I was like, wow, like people like people make a living doing this. Yeah. Oh yeah. It was work. You kidding? You gotta be on probably every night. Looking back now. I mean, it’s a lot of work and it’s a lot of. I hate using the word sacrifices in life, but like, you know, it’s a lot of curving to a lifestyle that goes with this world.

[00:12:39] Yeah. I really, I really knew so early on that I just wanted to do this for the rest of my life. just to be in the theater. 

[00:12:47] Dane Reis: [00:12:47] Yeah. And can you, can you talk about your transition from. Performing in Chicago and then getting to the MD world. 

[00:12:55] Dan Micciche: [00:12:55] Yeah. So like, I was always a coach in college and I would always play music, direct things.

[00:13:01] And I realized senior year, I was like, I need to like do this for the rest of my life, but I got to go beyond Broadway as an actor. I just have to do that in my life. And when I got to the city, I was told by a lot of people. To not play the piano for people because, you know, there’s a lot of actors in New York, but if you can find a piano, second sight read really fast, you’re going to work probably about a year and a half in, of being in the city.

[00:13:26] I needed to work, even though I was doing Chicago every night. I started coaching and I really, really love it working with singers and still obviously do. And the thing I love about it the most, I get to get them to a place that is succeeding for them, not just vocally, but. Melding the world worlds between vocally to interpretation and then to support.

[00:13:53] I mean, there’s many times where I’m like, okay, this needs to be better, but to support the activity artists, because I remember a lot of times as an actor, I didn’t always get that from the music side. And. About around 2010, I got a call from Adam ghetto, who was looking for a pianist for some of his classes in the city.

[00:14:18] And my name got to him and he was like, can you come over to my apartment and audition for me? And I played. You gotta get a gimmick from gypsy. That’s what he wanted to hear. And I was like, that’s my jam, honey. And, he was like, great. You’re Irish, then let’s work together. And he was the first person that was really big to be like, you need to music direct for the rest of your life.

[00:14:40] And I remember thinking, well, if this guy thinks I have talent, then maybe I do. And, because it was a very much of like, no, you’re an actor. Like you’re not gonna, you’re not gonna get. You know, acknowledgement from the musician world. cause the musician world is even smaller than the acting community in New York.

[00:15:03] Dane Reis: [00:15:03] Right. I can imagine people were quick to put you in a box and to define you as one thing or another thing. 

[00:15:09] Dan Micciche: [00:15:09] Yeah, absolutely. And you gotta remember, I was like, at this point I was already doing three years straight as a male soprano playing Mary sunshine. I mean, you know, it was this kid wanting to be, you know, and I was only.

[00:15:20] 25 at the time. And, he really, really helped me. and then I became good friends with Steven Schwartz, and he was like, you know, whatever way I can help you as well. And cultivating those relationships as friends, you know, not just being like this is business, this is work, you know, as a friend. And, and to this day, I mean, Schwartz lives five minutes away from us in Connecticut.

[00:15:44] And we go on our walks every three weeks. And, but really the turning point was Steven arenas, who I owe a lot to, supervisor, Mormon, frozen Avenue, Q. you know, half of Broadway and, he got my name once again from another music director and they were looking for a keyboard, one player on the first national and.

[00:16:17] I got a phone call that they were looking at me and my availability, and if I can come in and play and I was on a plane back to Japan, to go do, another company of Chicago out there. And that was the moment I knew in my career where I was like, I have to make a decision here if I’m want to be looked at as solely a musician in Manhattan, or I want to be this actor.

[00:16:43] Or I want to like blur this line and see what happens. And, when I got back from Japan, I turned down all acting work. So he turned down a lot of contracts to go back with Chicago because I was like, I need to focus my energy on the, I also didn’t want to perform anymore, but I need to focus my energy on where and how I want to be perceived in this industry.

[00:17:11] And. I knew that I couldn’t do it. Didn’t get hired either, but I knew that they would call all one day either they call next month in six months or in a year. And, I practice that piano vocal every single day for probably three months. And. Arenas. And I ran into each other at ninth Avenue, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.

[00:17:37] He wrote me the next morning. And he’s like, there’s an opening on tour too. can you come into my. Apartment and play the score for me. And I went on tour 10 days later. Wow. And I was out there for four years. before I took over, I took over as music director out there as well, but started out as key three, assistant to the assistant conductor and.

[00:18:00] Worked my way up and, which is another key lesson in math, asking for what you want and also knowing what you’re worth and being aggressive about it. But in a. Welcoming way. And so, and a lot of it was, you know, stars were aligned and I busted my ass, but I also know how lucky I am and fortunate, and I’ve never been prouder to work for.

[00:18:29] And to this day, I’ve never been prouder to work for such a phenomenal company like wicked, from the top down. And, And that’s kind of like a whole real quick journey of the progression. 

[00:18:40] Dane Reis: [00:18:40] I love it. Well, let’s piggyback on that a little bit and let’s talk about your number one, booked it moment, and walk us through that day.

[00:18:50] The whole process auditions and call backs. If those happen to be a part of it, but what was going on in your life. And what about that moment? Makes it your favorite moment? 

[00:19:01] Dan Micciche: [00:19:01] I think it was the day I got Chicago. I’ve always been a very much of an old soul and still think that, you know, the eighties and nineties of Broadway were like the best times.

[00:19:14] And Chicago is really, has always spoke to me. since I was a little kid and the way I got that show was I crashed an E P a. Of the show as non-union and went into sing Mary sunshine. And they were like, great, you’re going to come back in a couple months when we have an opening. And I was like, yeah.

[00:19:37] Right. And I just graduated college and I really wanted my equity card. So after an exorbitant amount of callbacks, I finally booked a theater work store and, I got a phone call, four weeks later saying that there was an opening on Broadway, the national, the Japanese, Thailand, and Alaskan company, Chicago.

[00:20:01] They wanted to see me as Mary sunshine and, it was very fast. the initial audition appointment. I was the last one of the day. And they were seeing Mary sunshines for seven hours. God bless one day I didn’t have to be on tour. Loose quote, unquote tour with my children’s theater show. And also at the time I was like, I’ve arrived.

[00:20:31] Like I’m working as an equity actor, you know, making $400 a week. I, I, I’m so grateful for those times. And I think everyone in this industry, should. Do jobs like that before they get to Broadway or something like that. And, I went in and sang and in the audition room for probably about 15, 20 minutes and I left and I was like, it just happened.

[00:20:58] I don’t know, like. I was like full on rehearsing for a show right there. And I didn’t hear for like three days, I went back out on my tour, driving the theater works van and they said they want to see me in four days for a callback. Well, this became very dramatic and I won’t go in too much of the detail, but I did not have an understudy and I had a show.

[00:21:24] And so I. Called casting. And I was like, hi, 22 years old. And I was like, I’m doing this theater work show and we’re going to be in Princeton, New Jersey. And I know you want to see me for a final callback, but is there any way we can move it later in the day? And there were like, This is for Walter Bobby and the white settlers?

[00:21:47] No. And so it was a very roundabout day about getting in there and, it was the F it was four of us for final callbacks. I went in, it was just like the Broadway dream audition. I’ve always. Dreamed of as a kid, very old school, which I loved and you know, like 10 people behind the table, producers still in his suit, very old school.

[00:22:16] And I’m Rob Fisher, the music director supervisor was like, how long have you been singing like that? And that was like, Oh, year and a half. Yeah. Cause I really didn’t sing male soprano until senior year of college. I went. Home and walked home and walked up ninth Avenue and a bird shat on my head. And I picked up a $10 bill on the street and I came home and my agent at the time was like, pick up the phone in 10 minutes.

[00:22:50] And they offered me like a three year contract. 

[00:22:53] Dane Reis: [00:22:53] Wow. 

[00:22:54] Dan Micciche: [00:22:54] And they were like, you’ll start rehearsal next week. You’ll have three days and then you’ll open. I mean, it was a whirlwind and I, that was like Prince essential Broadway moment for me getting wicked was other level and in many other ways, but like that was like, Oh my God, I’m going to be on Broadway.

[00:23:15] Dane Reis: [00:23:15] You did it. That was like the first validation of the dream that you had for so long. 

[00:23:19] Dan Micciche: [00:23:19] Yeah, exactly. 

[00:23:20] Dane Reis: [00:23:20] Oh my gosh. I love that story. Well, let’s take a moment to talk about the present. What projects are you working on now? What are you looking forward to? And look, of course, we are amidst this global path demic.

[00:23:35] How do you see the entertainment industry moving forward in the next couple of years? 

[00:23:40] Dan Micciche: [00:23:40] Well, the projects I’m working on right now is my lawn. my garden. I mean, literally, like I have fallen in love with a yard work and just house projects. And it has been very, very fulfilling for me, very, and a way to keep in the present because if I do not, I will totally future trip and.

[00:24:04] The whole world will be on fire in a week and I’ll get out. So the projects really, I mean, from the industry part, I’m really not working on anything because I think God still with wicked and will be when we open up again. but what’s keeping me artistically fulfilled is I’m coaching still a lot on FaceTime and zoom and I’m doing some virtual masterclasses, which.

[00:24:32] Been really, really wonderful and fulfilling for me. And I’m still able to connect with artists and singers and actors and playing a lot of piano myself that I haven’t been yet had a chance to, and really. A lot of it has been time to spend with my fiance and we’ve never had this much time together learning about each other, cooking so much again, yard work and house projects and taking advantage of this time, which I’ve never really had more than three days off in a row.

[00:25:05] And I’m looking, looking back on things, keeping things into perspective because it is a very stressful. mostly economical, stressful, uncertain time. But, our producers have been extremely wonderful and communicative to us and thank God, you know, is wicked. We will be back. we just don’t know when for sure.

[00:25:30] And the way I see the industry changing, I mean, Hopefully in the way of the virus, it will be a much cleaner place to work and not just the industry, but Manhattan, which is needed for a very long time, but also with what’s the horrific things that are going on in the world with, racism and the things that need to be so talked about and not just talked about, but the put into, Work and understanding on how to get this industry finally more diverse and opening up the opportunities to people and.

[00:26:11] You know, I was mentioning, you know, more open calls and let’s get people in the door, you know, and I don’t know if that’s a lot of, you know, me as the actor wanting to give the opportunities and remember standing online for hours and not being seen. And. So let’s put in the time to, you know, get people through the door and think outside of the box with casting and not just casting, but in higher up positions and in management and in the creative parts of our industry, where we can all be working cohesively with respect and have opportunities for everyone.

[00:26:53] Dane Reis: [00:26:53] Absolutely. I’m thinking, you know, maybe we’ll the whole of getting seen and seeing more people, maybe it’ll be the bit of the hybrid between the tech side that we, everyone is experiencing so much of in zoom and more, more submission style, which is, you know, I know actors’ equity likes to. Be very traditional in the way they do things, but maybe this is also going to shed light on maybe some opportunities to allow more people to get that exposure through submissions and at least be a first cut.

[00:27:25] You know, 

[00:27:26] Dan Micciche: [00:27:26] that’s already been talked about thankfully I’m once again, a Testament to our producers and our show and nationally, you know, really. Having national submissions at least to get in the door since 16 bars and we’ll see it, you know, and we’ll go from there. But so many times, you know, people don’t think about, it’s not just in union non-union, the way things are cast and you know, stereotypes, but if you’re not in need New York and you can’t afford a plane ticket or can’t afford a hotel, how are you going to get to the opportunity?

[00:28:01] So. Let’s go to them. Let’s, let’s open up the door for that and see what talent is out there and then hone it. So we, and I think of it as something that must be done, but also something that’s very exciting. And I mean, I am always a person that wants to work with someone new, That’s incredibly talented and exciting.

[00:28:25] And so if we can work on an initiative to open up that door and opportunity constantly and keep moving forward over the next many years, I think that would be wonderful. 

[00:28:36] Dane Reis: [00:28:36] I agree. Well, let’s move on to one of my favorite sections in the interview. I call it the grease lightning round. I am going to ask you a handful of questions.

[00:28:48] I want you to answer them as quickly and concisely as possible one after another. Are you ready? Yes. Alrighty. First question. What was the one thing holding you back from committing to a career as an entertainer? Love it. Second question. What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? 

[00:29:14] Dan Micciche: [00:29:14] Shut your mouth and listen.

[00:29:17] Dane Reis: [00:29:17] So true. Third question. What is something that is working for you now, or if you’d like to go pre COVID, what was working for you before our industry went on pause? 

[00:29:29]Dan Micciche: [00:29:29] I have a wonderful group of friends and people in my life that are a huge support group. And. That works for me. having people, not just in, in this industry and as well as people in this industry and having an outlet to go, has been life changing, affirming.

[00:29:49]and also, I had a big, Awakening in my life a little over two years ago. and that, that has, changed my life in every aspect. 

[00:30:01] Dane Reis: [00:30:01] Great. Is that something you’d want to talk about here or, 

[00:30:03] Dan Micciche: [00:30:03] yeah, I’m, I’m happy to actually, I actually, two years and a month ago, I got sober and, sobriety is a huge part of my journey and, It is, it saved my life and the work to go into that and the not just stopping your addictions and going through 12 steps and having the support group, it’s what it gives to you.

[00:30:35] You know, we always say a life bigger than our wildest dreams, and that is the truth. I mean, that’s daily reprieve. It’s work every day. But the gifts and the opportunities, it has shown me from the hell I was living, at a personal level. It is, it’s the biggest reward I’ve ever had in my life, but that is what’s working for me now.

[00:30:59] And, that is, I was granted with a lot of gifts before that, but, I’m able to now really, relish with the things that are in my life, both personally and professionally, because of that. 

[00:31:13] Dane Reis: [00:31:13] I love that. And the fourth question, what is the best resource? Whether it is a book, a movie, a YouTube video, maybe it’s a podcast.

[00:31:23] Maybe it’s a piece of technology that you found is helping your career right 

[00:31:28] Dan Micciche: [00:31:28] now. I would always say YouTube, always. I love the history of it for industry and the performers and musicians. And I love, I learn a lot by watching and listening. And I think YouTube is an incredible source of knowledge. and I’ll watch conductors and their technique of conducting and how they interact with.

[00:31:53] Musicians and afters, which is a very different way with those two. And, I find it very inspiring. I mean, let alone, I’ll go down a rabbit hole probably three times a week of just lies and Minelli all day because she’s a girl, but, yeah, I’d say YouTube and. My yard work and, and always a good podcast, but usually I’m always listening to something like, Mowbray these, the Ensemblist or, behind the curtain.

[00:32:21] I love that podcast. and a lot of interview podcasts. 

[00:32:26] Dane Reis: [00:32:26] Fantastic. And the fifth question, if you had to start your career from scratch. But you still had all the knowledge and experience you’ve collected from your career in the industry. What would you do or not do? Would you do anything differently or would you keep it 

[00:32:43] Dan Micciche: [00:32:43] the same?

[00:32:45] I don’t know, because I think everything I’ve done in my life with the good and bad, like has led me to that at this point, easier said than done, but I would say, you know, not, you know, Totally lose my mind over like what people think of me and how I’m being perceived. And especially as an actor, it was very hard for me. And, No just that busy-ness in the head, but every actor I talked to, you know, I mean, I think we’re in an industry where we’re judged every day.

[00:33:17] You know, I know that sounds harsh, but like we are, and that’s not normal. That’s really weird. I would say that is probably the main thing. Yes. Trusting. It’s all gonna work out, but like right now, Yes, I can trust as much as I can, but it’s still really freaking scary of what’s going to happen, you know, with the world and, my career and life.

[00:33:44] And, you know, it will be okay and hopefully be better than I think. But, I would say I really wouldn’t change a lot. I am very grateful for. The experiences I’ve had so far, the, both the good and the bad and the hard 

[00:33:59] Dane Reis: [00:33:59] for sure. I mean, all those things shape us. And that certainly is the conundrum of that question.

[00:34:04] Isn’t it? Because. It’s all the good and the bad that make us, we’re put us where we are in any moment, but that’s why I like that question. Anyway, the last question, what is the golden nugget knowledge drop you’ve learned from your successful career in this industry? You’d like to leave with our listeners.

[00:34:25] I 

[00:34:25] Dan Micciche: [00:34:25] think it’s a compilation of everything we’ve kind of talked about in the last 40 minutes of saying, you know, preparation meets opportunity, preparation, meets opportunity and preparation meets opportunity and trust thing, the relationships that I have had and cultivate in this industry, and also trusting when someone says that’s good work.

[00:34:50] Just take it and don’t circle on that. You’re like, what can I do better? And this and that be in the moment and the present. But I would kind of say what I mentioned before with the question before this of, you know, I wouldn’t change a lot in what has happened in my career over the last 13 years, because I think everything has led me to.

[00:35:17] The wonderful position that I’m in. but I would honestly just always say preparation meets opportunity, watch your mouth with opening it up sometimes and gratitude, just gratitude, gratitude, and to live in gratitude as much as you can, because that’s a wonderful place to live. And this is a wonderful, wonderful, fulfilling industry to work in.

[00:35:45] But it’s very hard and gratitude and not just meaning gratitude for your career gratitude for the sunshine out today. Gratitude that you’re healthy gratitude that you have your five senses, gratitude, you know, gratitude for all that will only help you as an artist and, really keep alive in the sentence.

[00:36:07] Dane Reis: [00:36:07] I think that’s incredible advice and it’s. Quite clear after talking with you throughout this entire interview, that you truly do embody gratitude for your entire life professionally and personally. I love that. Thank you. And to wrap up this interview, it is time to give yourself a plug. Where can we find you?

[00:36:28] How do our listeners connect with you? Is there anything you want to promote? 

[00:36:33] Dan Micciche: [00:36:33] Yes. you can find me on Instagram. My name D a N M I C C I C H E. Dan Mitchell, K. but also in my Instagram bio, there’s a link to what you can click on and, my coaching schedule is on there, so you can pick a time to work with me.

[00:36:57] Singers actors, musicians, conductors, whatever. And, to talk about whatever you need, questions, advice, and then to coach any kind of material you want, you get an MP3 of whatever songs you want to coach, and then we can go through it and whatever you need. What I can never be the most of service to you, in the work you need to work on during this time.

[00:37:24] Dane Reis: [00:37:24] Fantastic. Dan, it has been such a pleasure to have you on the show today and to talk. 

[00:37:31] Dan Micciche: [00:37:31] Thanks, Dan. Thanks for having me. It was a pleasure as well. 

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