Daniel is a music director, conductor, composer, arranger and pianist. In the theatre, he was the music director of the world premiere musicals King Kong, Strictly Ballroom and Dream Lover. Daniel was the originating music director of King Kong in Australia, which was an ambitious and collaboration with an international creative team. He was also the music director of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, which won the Helpmann Award for Best Musical in 2018. Other theatrical credits include Pippin, Chicago, Fame and Hairspray.
He was the musical supervisor for Only Heaven Knows and You & Me, and in 2019 was the music director and arranger for the Adelaide Cabaret Festival Gala.
Daniel wrote the music, co-wrote the lyrics and was the executive music producer of Lea Salonga’s latest single Dream Again. Daniel also performed with Lea and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in Lea Salonga In Concert, airing as part of the PBS Great Performances lineup for 2020.
He has also written music for screen and stage, including the short films Butcherbird and Monolith (both directed by Dave Paterson), The Suitor (directed by Kate Riedl), as well as for Guy Edmonds and Matt Zeremes’ feature film Super Awesome. Daniel wrote original music and songs for La Boite’s production of The Wind In The Willows, and has a number of other projects in development.
Daniel has appeared on stages in Australia, New Zealand, London and New York with acclaimed artists such as Casey Donovan, Caroline O’Connor, David Campbell, Meow Meow, Paul Capsis, Simon Burke, Johnny Manuel, Marcus Corowa, Blake Bowden and Rhonda Burchmore. He has also recorded and produced numerous albums, and given masterclasses both at home and abroad.
As a composer and songwriter, he has a number of new projects currently in development.