came to New York from Alma, Michigan to study as a classical
countertenor. He began his professional career singing in the
Broadway production of "Luther" starring Albert Finney.
While appearing in a comic folk-duo called "The Saxons" he
began writing. This led to scores for the off Broadway musical,
Hark! (in which he also appeared), the Broadway production
of Legend and two revues. Goggin received the 1986 Outer Critics'
Circle Awards given to Nunsense for Best Musical, Best Book,
and Best Music. His "nunless" musical Balancing Act
has toured the U.S. and played in London and Australia. Nunsense
and Nunsense 2: The Second Coming, both starring Rue McClanahan
have been recorded for the A&E Television Network. Nunsense
3: The Jamboree toured the U.S. starring Georgia Engel and
has been recorded for television at the Grand Ole Opry starring
Vicki Lawrence. Nunsense A-Men! opened at the 47th Street Theatre
in New York in June 1998 and has since been produced with "Laugh-Ins" Arte
Johnson, impressionist Frank Gorshin, and Olympic Champion
Greg Louganis. Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical
premiered in October 1998, followed by a national tour starring
Dody Goodman, Jeff Trachta and Dawn Wells. The Nuncrackers
television special playing the PBS network starring Rue McClanahan
with guest star John Ritter, received an Emmy nomination for
Best Musical Score. Cast recordings of the shows as well as
songbooks, videos and DVD's are available at 1-800-YES-NUNS.
Dan's project, Meshuggah-Nuns: The Ecumenical Nunsense premiered
in September 2002 and is currently playing is several U.S.
venues. The all-star touring production of Nunsense starring
Kaye Ballard, Georgia Engel, Mimi Hines, Darlene Love and Lee
Meriwether marked the 20th anniversary of the original show.
In 2004 Dan's "serious piece" The Traditional Latin
Mass was recorded by cast members and friends. 2005 marks the
premiere of the newest installment of shows - - - Nunsensations:
The Nunsense Vegas Revue.