Danny Gans "The Man of Many Voices" 1956-2009.
Danny Gans "The Man of Many Voices" 1956-2009. Everyone at Lightswitch was shocked and saddened at the loss of our friend and legendary Las Vegas entertainer Danny Gans. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, band, crew, many fans, manager Chip Lightman and especially to his wife of 28 years Julie, and his children Amy, Andrew and Emily. Prior to his sudden and untimely death in May of 2009, Lightswitch was proud to have enjoyed a 14-year relationship with Danny Gans. Danny Gans was called ‘The Man of Many Voices’, and his rapid-fire impressions backed by a world-class band thrilled audiences of all ages. The Los Angeles Times described his act as ‘impersonation not as satire but as a breathtaking achievement - entertainers of the last 50 years put in a blender and presented as a mass-culture smoothie.’ We first worked with Danny In 1995, when he starred on Broadway in his one-man show. We were proud to have designed all of Danny’s shows in Las Vegas, beginning in 1996 when he debuted as a headliner at the Stratosphere. From there, when he moved to the Rio, and again when in 2000 he moved to his own self-titled theater at the Mirage, Danny and his team turned to Lightswitch for Lighting Design. Our last venture with Danny began in 2008 when after eight years his contract at the Mirage came to an end and Steve Wynn, chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts, offered Danny the opportunity to headline at his new resort Encore. The images and video here are from the Encore production, which opened in February of 2009 to wide acclaim, and where the talented impressionist, singer and comedian amazed audiences at every show. Rest in Peace Danny Gans, we will miss you.