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54 Below

“Maté’s songs are a unique and thrilling combination of musical styles. He makes dazzingly audacious choices in his music and lyrics that are always surprising yet feel inevitable.” -William Finn

Canadian-born songwriter Daniel Maté, winner of the Kleban Prize for Lyrics, had himself an eventful several years. Now he returns to Feinstein’s/54 Below for the first time since 2013 with stories to tell: from marriage and divorce through psychedelic self-help and co-authoring a book, and, most recently, incarceration and COVID in a Mexican detention center.

With his signature blend of musical versatility, lyrical swordsmanship, off-the-wall humor, psychological insight and emotional complexity, and with the help of some very special Broadway guests, Daniel will reflect on his mishaps and adventures through original theatre songs new and old. The show will include delightfully diverse material from The Longing And The Short Of It (ASCAP Cole Porter Award for Excellence in Music and Lyrics), Middle School Mysteries, Hansel & Gretl & Heidi & Günter, as well as works-in-progress such as Daniel’s adaptation of the Russell Banks novel The Sweet Hereafter and the original “autobiomagical” musical Adam Claims His Baggage. Expect an evening filled with warmth, wit, a little whining, and—fingers crossed—some wisdom.


Kiera Allen (“Run”)
Brandon J. Ellis
(Once, Bandstand)
James Jackson, Jr.
(A Strange Loop)
Eric William Morris (King Kong The Musical, Coram Boy, Mamma Mia!)
Donna Vivino (Wicked, Hairspray, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me)
Jason SweetTooth Williams (Be More Chill

Please note that all artists and acts are subject to change at any time.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to enter the club.

Past Performances

  • Tue, May 3 :9:30 pm
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