About Dana McCoy

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Dana About PageDana McCoy is an award-winning Singer, Songwriter, Playwright, Director, Actor, and Film Composer. She has topped Billboard charts with her songs, toured, directed, and performed her own and others’ works internationally.Flourish  Recent Awards 

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McCoy’s most recent rock musical, Lily The Tiger sold out it’s Fall performance at United Solo Festival where it won BEST SONG and has just won BEST MUSICAL for it’s encore performance at United Solo’s Spring 24 Season at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street, NYC.

If you’d like to contribute to our Indiegogo Campaign, we’d love you forever!!! 🙂 Our expenses are starting to exceed our savings!

Also the band’s album is about to drop it’s first ferocious single, So WATCH OUT!

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In 2022, 2023, Awards are still pouring in for Marcia Haufrecht’s film “3 Muses” for which McCoy composed the score. 18 wins so far, 5 specifically for the original score, including Cannes, Toronto, Boston, LA and one Global!

The Beginning.

It was over when she saw her first Broadway production (Grease) at the age of ten. After studying ballet at North Carolina School of the Arts, 2 seasons of apprenticeship in summer stock at the Merry Go Round Playhouse in Auburn, NY, then studying music, film, and theater performance with scholarships to Boston Conservatory, Berklee and NYU, Dana McCoy gigged everywhere from CBGB’s to The Ritz to Lincoln Centercover170x170-1toured US, UK and Europe topping the charts with hits performed by Inner City, Degrees of Motion, Left Field, and herself,



at which point she composed, produced and performed a solo CD, “88 Butterfly, Taking Shape,” selected by Billboard editors as one of the year’s best albums.

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McCoy’s work on stage continued with her original rock musical “Prom Queens” co-written with Jennifer Schanke and Christina Cass, and workshopped at the Westbeth with Arnold Englemen, and Don Hill’s famed rock club,Scan0003after which she went on to perform regularly at Joe McGinty’s infamous Loser’s Lounge sharing the stage with celebrities from Fred Armisen to Justin Vivian Bond, static1.squarespace-1was founder and host of Life Cafe’s NAKED Music Series which provided over 300 gigs for musicians in NYC from first timers to Grammy winners, fulland is, to this day, a proud member of New York’s Ukulele Cabaret

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McCoy worked with Gretchen Cryer, Evelyn Page, and Lesley Gore as founder, producer, and performer in Pillow Fight Theatre Festival: Hot Chicks of Substance at 45 Bleecker in 2007,

wrote, performed, and produced her rock musical Cube Rat at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2011,



and originated the starring role of Ingrid in Richard Caliban’s MoM: A Rock Concert Musical,”  winner of Outstanding Musical at New York International Fringe Festival, also selected as part of the Fringe Benefits Anniversary Series, as one of the Fringes best 15 shows in 15 years.

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McCoy co-produced the “OurLand Festival” with Joe Hurley for Lincoln Center Out Of Doors during summer 2012, which took place on three stages, over eight hours, with 20,000+ audience members, and for which she performed the finale of the Irish Rock Review on the main stage with members of Alice Cooper, Blue Oyster Cult, NY Dolls, and more.

McCoy joined Hurley again co-producing and performing in “A Dickens Christmas for The Rockaways” in December of 2012, a celebrity-studded benefit at Theatre 80 St. Mark’s, for the Hurricane Sandy-damaged Rockaways. This featured Mary Norris from the New Yorker, Alphie McCourt of the McCourt brothers, Lucinda Dickens (direct descendant of Charles), a host of critically acclaimed musicians, actors, and writers.




2013 found Dana gleefully singing and dancing as a lead in Zoe Lewis’s Original Musical, Across The Pond, directed by A Chorus Line’s Donna Drake. 

Since returning from directing and acting in 2 plays produced by CTek Arts at the Dublin Gay Theatre Festival, One of which won best actor at the festival, McCoy produced and performed a developmental run of her Original Rock Musical, Prom Queens to thrilled audiences at the Crown & Anchor’s Paramount Club in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
McCoy sang lead with Albert Bouchard on his recent Grammy considered song, Sky from his most recent solo album, Surrealist, available on CD BabyProm-Queens-11x17


McCoy is proud to have two of her songs featured in Eric Schaeffer‘s award-winning film “Boy Meets Girl”, a transgender love story, out now on Amazon Prime, iTunes, Hulu, You Tube, Vudu. 




FlourishMcCoy sang lead with Albert Bouchard on his recent Grammy considered song, Sky from his most recent solo album, Surrealist, available on CD Baby.albertbouchard2

Summers 2017 and 2018 McCoy threw her hat in the ring to help develop the new musical Wrinkles! Performed at Cape Cod Theatre Company in which she played the lead role of Sal, an aging rock star, and performed one of her own songs, Lucky Day which was instrumental in helping securing the show’s next run at WHAT!
Wrinkles Logo**McCoy was also part of two developmental workshops in Spring 2018 at WHAT along with a host of extraordinary writers she calls the Wrinkles’ Midwives, including Margaret Moore, Lynda Sturner, Christine Rathburn-Ernst, Cadace Perry, and more, helping with script development to bring the show forwardDana McCoy Unbound Cotuit MainstageFlourishMay 4th, 2019 UNBOUND at Cotuit Center for the Arts MainStage

As part of a collective of visual and performing artists, McCoy lead the audience in an improvised DIY Symphony using whatever they had in their pockets/purses, their hands, feet, and of course, their voices, culminating in hair raising blissful howling by all!


In May of 2019, McCoy was cast in a production of Judith Partelow’s poetry based play, A Woman’s Heart at the Wellfleet Harbor Actor’s Theatre. This experience gave McCoy some ideas about infusing the show with story and music which Partelow was kind enough to try, leading to a much lauded sold-out run of the show at Cotuit Center for The Arts in September 2019.

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During 2020, as many typically live shows took to cyber space, Dana enjoyed pioneering the first ever recorded performances of her beloved Ukulele Cabaret. There was As Seen on TV, Quincenera,



Meanwhile, as usual, Ms. McCoy is quietly plotting and scheming adventures.

(See Upcoming Events)

More will be revealed…


Artist Representation:


Management and Booking:

Janet Murphy Robertson



Jonathan Asher
Featherweight Productions




FILM – songs/scoring:

  • 3 Muses by Marcia Haufrecht- Five-Time-Winner for Best Original Score from Cannes, Toronto, Boston, LA and a Global
  • Boy Meets Girl – Eric Schaeffer film out now on Netflix/Amazon
  • City Of Industry – Harvey Keitel, Stephen Dorff, Timothy Hutton
  • Gone – Matt Herron, Miles Per Hour/MTV
  • Holy Crap I Can Talk To Plants, Matt Herron, Miles Per Hour/MTV, Winner 24 hour film festival
  • Kiss Goodbye” for film City of Industry OST (Writer, singer)
  • “Crime Pays” for The Search for One-Eyed Jimmy OST (Writer, singer, producer)
  • Please Don’t Feed The Animals – Steve Leeper/Museum School


  • Winner, Best Song, United Solo Festival Fall 2023 for Sleeping In America
  • Grammy Noted song, “Sky” by Albert Bouchard,  Lead Vocals
  • Halelujiah” (#1 International Billboard Charts) and “Fire”, Kevin Saunderson’s Inner City (Writer)
  • “How Would You Like It?” Dana McCoy as Mariposa/Andrew Komis on Network Records (Wrote and Sang)
  • Degrees of Motion” produced by Ric Wake, Wrote and Sang Lead on “So In Like With You” and “One Strike You’re Out” as Mariposa
  • Taking Shape” (Solo Record; writer, singer, producer, performer)
    • Billboard Editor’s Choice for Top 10 Album of the year
  • Wrote and sang “Paradise” and “Shooting Sparks” Produced by Mark Saunders
  •  Taylor Barton’s Spiritual Gangster, Produced by GE Smith and Jon Carin, sang Backing Vocals
  • Wrote songs with Michael Mangini of “Who Let The Dogs Out”
  • Composed music for Gary Graham’s fashion shows at Bryant Park
  • Composed tracks for Commercial Clients from MTV to Sachs



  • Lead Role and 16 supporting roles in Lily The Tiger (Bowery Electric, Cotuit Center for the Arts, 2022, United Solo Fall 2023, Spring 2024)
  • Lead Role of Suze in A Woman’s Heart at Cotuit Center For The Arts  [Fall 2019]
  • Lead Role of Suze in A Woman’s Heart at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre [Spring 2019]
  • Lead Role of Sal, songwriter and dance captain for “Wrinkles The Musical” at CCTC [Spring 2018]
  • Host and Director of “Stories From The Universe” at Cabaret Fleck, UUMH [Fall 2017]
  • Emcee for “Dancing Around The World” Cape Cod Theatre Company [Summer 2017]
  • Miss Stacey in Anne Of Green Gables Cape Cod Theatre Company [Spring 2017]
  • Director of “Downtown Mermaid,” Solo show starring Cathie Boruch for the “One” Festival (2015)
  • Writer/Director/Choreographer for “She’s Mad”, A music video for Mel Gorham at the Cutting Room
  • Prom Queens,” Writer/Director/Performer/Producer – Original rock musical in development [Summer 2014]
  • “A Shining Attribute”  by Candace Rusk – Director, International Women’s Theatre Festival [Fall 2013]
  • “A Shining Attribute” by Candace Rusk – Director, Dublin Gay/Lesbian Festival [May 2014]
  • “What To Throw Out” by Kathleen Warnock, Lead Actor, Provincetown Playwright’s Festival [Fall 2013]
  • “What To Throw Out” by Kathleen Warnock, Lead Actor, Dublin Gay/Lesbian Festival [May 2014]
  • “Ibis The Wayward Whale, An Original Musical Tale”, Director/Composer/Performer [Summer 2013]
  • Cube Rat” – Writer/Performer/Producer, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Off-broadway [2011]
  • Director of “Alice And Elizabeth’s One Woman Show”, by Alice Barden at Theatre 80 St. Marks, NYC (2011)
  • MoM: A Rock Concert Musical,” (Lead Cast Member/CoProducer) written by Richard Caliban, winner of Outstanding Musical at New York Fringe 2009 and selected as part of the Fringe Benefits Anniversary Series [2011], The Almost Annual Festival, [April 2013]
  • Loser’s Lounge” Performed with Fred Amisen, Justin Bond, and Seveda Williams
  • Ukulele Cabaret at Jimmy’s 43, Member/Performer
  • NAKED Acoustic Music Series, Founder, at Mudspot and Life Cafe, every Monday night for three years
  • Pillow Fight Theatre Festival: Hot Chicks of Substance,” Founder/Producer/Performer at 45 Bleecker, with Gretchen Cryer, Evelyn Page, and Lesley Gore [2009]



  • A Woman’s Heart, Cotuit Center For The Arts, Sept. 2019
  • Prom Queens, An Original Rock Musical – Developmental Run at the Crown & Anchor, Provincetown, [Summer, 2014]
  • Ibis The Wayward Whale – Director, Composer, Children’s play for Whale Week, Produced by the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies [Summer 2013]
  • “OurLand Festival” Co-Producer and Performer,[Summer 2012] three-stage, eight-hour, 20,000+ audience at Lincoln Center
  • “A Dickens Christmas for The Rockaways” Co-Producer and Performer, [December 2012]
  • Theatre 80 St. Mark’s Production Director [2010 – 2013]
  • 45 Bleecker Theatre Production Director [2006 – 2010]


13 Responses to “About Dana McCoy

  • I was a cube rat once…. I don’t think I ever looked like that…lol… break a leg, Dane!

  • insane!!! you are so good sistahh!!

  • I’m the guy who won the two cd’s and the date with the beautiful Heidi Weeks at Prom Queens. Prom Queens is surely one of the best albums I’ve ever heard and I’ve just begun to really hear it. Amazing.

  • Hi Dana ,
    in Irish language Dana means, bold / naughty.
    Great to meet you for sure .

  • just wanted to see how you are doing if you get a chance email me I’d love to hear from you. hope you remember me from berklee. stay well

  • Dana is the absolute greatest!!!

    A star in every way!!!!

    I love her!!!!

  • Hi Dana-

    We were childhood friends in Newton during elementary years. Congratulations on your successes!

    Hope you’re doing well. I have fond memories of our friendship

    Alison Seeds

    • Alison? I’m just seeing this. Is it really you? Oh my goodness! Please get in touch again, how do I find you? I think of you often! Thank you so much for writing!

  • Not only is she an awesome singer/songwriter/actor/director/musician…but an absolutely lovely person to know and be around! She is the complete package my friends.

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