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Dan Domenech: Hold Me in Your Heart

Broadway at The Pierre

Dan Domenech is an American actor, best known for his understudy portrayal of Jason Dean in "Heathers: The Musical", Drew in the Broadway musical "Rock of Ages", and a recurring guest appearance on the television series "Glee" (FOX). Domenech has also appeared in the pre-Broadway runs of "Wonderland" and "Sister Act". National and international tours include "Rent" and "Rock of Ages". In 2012, he performed in the Disney Theatrical Productions workshop of "Aladdin".

When not on tour, Domenech lives in New York City. He has been involved with several non-profit organizations, including anti-child trafficking organization Love146, and Lollipop Theater Network — which brings current movies and entertainment to hospitalized children nationwide.

On January 24, 2018, as part of the "Broadway at The Pierre" cabaret series in association with Broadway Sings for Pride, a concert was held at Two E Bar/Lounge — the sophisticated saloon located inside the New York City luxury hotel, The Pierre. The concert featured a performance by Domenech, backed by pianist and musical director Chris Curcio.

Domenech performed the song "Hold Me in Your Heart" during the concert, where Shefik served as Videographer. "Hold Me in Your Heart" is a song from the Broadway production of "Kinky Boots", performed by the character Lola. "Kinky Boots" is a musical with music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper and book by Harvey Fierstein.

Based on the 2005 British film "Kinky Boots", written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth and mostly inspired by true events, the musical tells the story of Charlie Price. Having inherited a shoe factory from his father, Charlie forms an unlikely partnership with cabaret performer and drag queen Lola to produce a line of high-heeled boots and save the business. In the process, Charlie and Lola discover that they are not so different after all.

Following the show's conception in 2006, the creative team was assembled by 2010. The original production of "Kinky Boots" premiered at the Bank of America Theatre in Chicago, Illinois in October 2012, with both direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell, and starring Stark Sands and Billy Porter as Charlie and Lola, respectively. It made its Broadway debut at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on April 4, 2013, following previews that began on March 3, 2013. The Broadway production ended on April 7, 2019.

The production earned a Tony Awards season-high of 13 nominations and 6 wins, including Best Musical, Best Actor for Porter, and Best Score for Lauper in her first outing as a Broadway songwriter, making her the first woman to win alone in that category. The musical's cast album premiered at number one on the Billboard Cast Albums Chart.

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  • Videographer: Shefik

Last Updated: December 2, 2022

About Shefik

Celebrating over 25 years in the entertainment industry, Shefik has held senior-level positions at many Fortune 500 companies and celebrated brands, including IBM, NBCUniversal, and MTV World. He currently serves as a Technical Lead at NBCUniversal. His work has been featured in television broadcasts and video productions for TIME, The Washington Center, "Unsung" (TV One), and Broadway World. He is currently the Executive Producer and Host of the nationally syndicated radio show "Shefik presents Invocation", which is broadcast on 23 terrestrial radio stations and frequencies throughout the United States, as well as the internationally syndicated video series of the same name via Amazon and other notable outlets.