Danny Award recipient Erin Rosenfeld performs a song in American Sign Language
Danny Award recipient Cornel Hrisca-Munn plays the drums on stage
Brandon Mendenhall, guitarist and songwriter for the the Danny Award-receiving group The Mendenhall Experiment, rocks out on a guitar on stage
Danny Award recipient Devin Gutierrez plays the piano on stage

The Danny AwardsHonoring musicians with disabilities

Danny Award recipient James Ian sings on stage with his original music video playing in the background

About the showA stage for world-class artists

Every year we select 10 exceptional musicians from around the globe to perform at the Danny Awards, showcasing the skill, passion, and creativity that thrives in our community. Special thanks to our Lead Sponsor René Plessner for his invaluable support.

Lead Sponsor René Plessner gives a speech at the Danny Awards

Our sponsorsLead Sponsor

We’re endlessly grateful to our long-time friend and supporter René Plessner, who has shown his unwavering commitment to our mission through his generous sponsorship since the show's inception.

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Past Award Recipients Meet The Musicians

From opera singers to rock bands to sign language performers, explore the diverse talent that shines in the disability community worldwide.

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