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Linda Hart

Music Man John McDaniel Has New Connecticut Gig

Music Man John McDaniel Has New Connecticut Gig

Most people know John McDaniel as the genial Grammy and Emmy Award-winning music director who led the band during the six years of TV"s "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" starting in the mid-'90s.

But McDaniel is also a composer, conductor, arranger, orchestrator, musical adapter, performer and recording, tour and Broadway producer.

Now add one more title: artistic director of the Cabaret & Performance Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford.

McDaniel programmed the 10-day conference, which begins Wednesday, July 31, with friends and colleagues who will guide the eight adult and eight student performers as they shape their...