Daniel is a music director, conductor, composer, arranger and pianist. In the theatre, he was the musical 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 Fame and Hairspray. He was the musical supervisor for Only Heaven Knows, and in 2019 was the music director of the 2019 Adelaide Cabaret Festival Gala, working with Julia Zemiro.
He has 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, which toured nationally.
Daniel has appeared on stages in Australia, New Zealand, London and New York with acclaimed artists such as Lea Salonga, Caroline O’Connor, David Campbell, Meow Meow, Paul Capsis, Simon Burke, and Rhonda Burchmore.