Drummer. Percussionist. Teacher.


Dan Berkery

Dan Berkery is a New York City based Freelance Drummer/Percussionist with a Master's Degree in Jazz Studies from Philadelphia's University of the Arts.

Dan currently subs on multiple Broadway Drum/Percussion chairs including Hamilton, Moulin Rouge, The Book of Mormon, Wicked, and Dear Evan Hansen. 

Dan can be seen playing drums on Amazon Prime's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," 

Comedy Central's "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee," and on numerous PBS specials featuring The American Pops Orchestra. He is also a member of the piano trio, T-Shirt Tuxedo, with longtime collaborators Singer/Pianist Brandon James Gwinn and Bassist Jeff Koch. 


Dan originated the drum book for the Off-Broadway musical "Ride The Cyclone," has helped develop the Broadway-bound musical "Lempicka," starring Eden Espinosa and Amber Iman, written by Matt Gould and Carson Kreitzer, and directed by Rachel Chavkin, and he has performed with various artists, including: Trixie Mattel, Rumer Willis, and Rob McClure. You can hear him playing drums on Trixie Mattel's "Two Birds/One Stone,” Brandon James Gwinn's "Not Too Late," and Dan Hartig's "Songs For Others" available on iTunes and Spotify.

As a student of the Alexander Technique, Dan's drum teaching practice focuses on coordination, balance, and efficiency, allowing him to adapt to each student's specific goals, while instilling both technical fundamentals and physical longevity. Dan is a firm believer in effortlessness in the pursuit of better technique and musical facility.

United In Song: Celebrating the American Dream Promo

United In Song: Celebrating the American Dream Promo

Join us on December 31 at 9/8c as we present our second PBS New Year’s Eve special. Filmed in front of a live audience outside Independence Hall, United in Song: Celebrating the American Dream features performances by recording and touring artist Delbert Anderson; celebrated recording artist David Archuleta; award-winning Latin pop singer Jencarlos Canela; Grammy Award-winning and world-renowned artist Judy Collins; Grammy Award-nominated and multi-platinum R&B/Pop recording artist Deborah Cox; Broadway performer Drew Gehling; rising opera star Amber Merritt; UN Messenger of Peace Midori; five-time Grammy Award winner Sandi Patty; Grammy Award-nominated Cassadee Pope; internationally celebrated guitarist Pepe Romero; Tony Award winner Lea Salonga; Tony Award winner Paulo Szot; celebrated harpist Brandee Younger; alongside The American Pops Orchestra, conducted by Luke Frazier and hosted by three-time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera. The program also features a newly commissioned performance by The Washington Ballet, led by Artistic Director Julie Kent and choreographed by celebrated choreographer Jessica Lang. The show will stream simultaneously with broadcast and be available on all station-branded PBS platforms, including and the PBS Video App, available on iOS, Android, Roku streaming devices, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Samsung Smart TV and Chromecast. For behind-the-scenes footage and sneak peaks, follow @theamericanpops on Instagram.