Dan Mennella – Audio Engineer

Dan has been a musician since the first day he beat a pair of pans with some wooden spoons in the kitchen of his parent’s house. In high school, he started to pursue music and engineering more seriously by joining bands and running the audio for the high school Musical Theater Department. From those experiences, Dan gained interest in the magic that was happening on the other side of the glass. Shortly after high school, he continued his education at The Institute of Audio Research, where he got interested in Audio Post Production. Upon his graduation from IAR, he continued on to become an Audio Engineer on The Wonder Pets! (Nick Jr.) and 3rd & Bird (BBC/Disney). Since then he has run countless VOs and music records with hundreds of people; most notably Idena Menzel (Rent), and Jim Breuer (SNL). During his time at Little Airplane Productions he earned a Daytime Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing on The Wonder Pets! for Nick Jr. and worked as the Audio Engineer on several other Emmy Award-winning shows. Occasionally, Dan works as a live sound technician and stagehand. Mixing, building stages and setting up sound and lighting at places like the Meadowlands Fair, Giants Stadium and the Bethelwoods Performing Arts Center. In the live music world, Dan has been lucky enough to work on concerts for artists such as Brad Paisley, The Fray, Kelly Clarkson, Kenny Chesney, Lauren Allaina, Cousin Brucie, and Ronnie Spector. Dan was the Audio Engineer on Peg + Cat and now Clifford the Big Red Dog at 100 Chickens Productions .