As a performer, Dorothy Danner, aka Dorothy
Frank, appeared in 9 Broadway shows, from the original ONCE
UPON A MATTRESS to Michael Bennett’s BALLROOM. She performed
on numerous TV Variety shows - Perry Como, Ed Sullivan among
others- as well as in several films including Mel Brook’s
A dedicated and inspiring teacher, she was
co-founder of the Glimmerglass Young Artist Program, has served
on the faculties of the Juilliard School, the Curtis Institute
of Music, and the Chautauqua Institution and has been a frequent
guest director at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia,
New York University, Boston University and at Carnegie-Mellon.
Dorothy Danner is a member of a theatrical
family that includes actors Blythe, Harry and Hillary Danner,
Gwyneth Paltrow, writer-film maker, Jake Paltrow, actress
Katherine Moennig and departed brother-in-laws, violin maker
William Moennig 3rd and writer-producer Bruce Paltrow.