Daniel Henning is Founding Artistic Director of The Blank, Hollywood's Resident Theatre.
Daniel Henning is Founding Artistic Director of The Blank, Hollywood’s Resident Theatre. He most recently directed the West Coast Premiere’s of DUSK RINGS A BELL, SEE WHAT I WANNA SEE, WHY TORTURE IS WRONG AND THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEM, SETUP & PUNCH, LOBSTER ALICE, and SPEECH & DEBATE. Henning won the NAACP Award for “Best Director” for Michael John LaChiusa’s THE WILD PARTY which also won “Best Production” from LA Drama Critics Circle, NAACP, BackStage Garland and 17 other awards). His debut as playwright was DICKIE & BABE: THE TRUTH ABOUT LEOPOLD & LOEB, which played a twice-extended run at The Blank. He conceived HOTEL C’EST L’AMOUR and created the star-studded benefit WHAT A PAIR! (for breast cancer research.) Henning made his Lincoln Center NY directorial debut with The Girly ShoW, directed the World Premiere of Mr. Shaw Goes to Hollywood at the Laguna Playhouse and his TV credits include writing and directing a musical number (“LIVIN” IT”) for MTV’s ROB DYRDEK’s FANTASY FACTORY. His productions have won every major “Best Production” Award possible (LADCC, Ovations, LA Weekly, NAACP, BackStage) and Henning’s directorial work has also been recognized by these organizations on numerous occasions. Henning was honored by the LA City Council and also awarded the Hollywood Arts Council’s “Charlie Award” for “pursuing artistic excellence in the heart of Hollywood.” Henning now serves on the Executive Committee of the Hollywood Arts Council, the Western Council for the Actor’s Fund and is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Circle in the Square Theatre School, and American Conservatory Theatre.