Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Danny Gans Interview Las Vegas ~ RIP….
As far as Belfield was concerned, Danny Gans was the most incredible performer he’d ever seen anywhere in the world.
Danny had an Exclusive 10 year contract at the Mirage before moving to Wynn, poached by owner Steve Wynn who was his biggest fan.
This father of 3 was on $18 million a year in 2008 – one of the biggest contracts in Vegas history.
Gans was a phenomenal performer who could impersonate almost every Star – both male and female / old and young!
Danny tragically died in 2009 during a run of shows at Wynn Casino. The entire world of entertainment were devastated and rightly so. He was an inspiration, a one-off, a multi-talent that deserved every second of his remarkable success.
Alex says “Danny was a power house of a performer. An incredible voice and mesmerizing to watch. The epitome of a Vegas Star!”
Enjoy one of Danny’s last ever UK interview with Alex Belfield at the BBC in 2008….
Prior to entering show business, Gans was a professional baseball player. He was drafted by the Chicago White Sox.
Gans began his career on the road, performing mostly at private corporate functions. In 1992, he played Dean Martin in the CBS miniseries Sinatra.
In 1995, he moved to Broadway to perform a one-man show, but later decided to move to Las Vegas to reduce time away from his family, who lived in Los Angeles.
Gans started his Las Vegas stay at the Stratosphere Hotel in 1996. Gans was a permanent performer at The Mirage, where the Danny Gans Theatre was built for him.
In February 2009, Gans changed venues again and performed at Encore, the sister property to Wynn Las Vegas. The marquee on Las Vegas Strip bearing his image, at one time, held the record as the largest freestanding marquee in the world.
His first record album, produced by Michael Omartian, was cross-marketed in both the pop and Christian music genres and, although Gans never charted, it sold in both mainstream and Christian music outlets.
At the time of his death he was grossing $18 million a year.
He was also known for his vintage car collection.