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Daniel Boys

“One of Great Britain's greatest voices”

Adelaide Cabaret Festival

“Voice of pure bliss”

Blaze Magazine, Australia

“Impossible not to fall in love with...”

Jane Witherspoon - BBC London TV

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Daniel Boys is an award winning performer whose career encompasses TV, West End musicals, national tours, as well as numerous concerts and recordings. His appearance on the hugely successful BBC TV talent show Any Dream Will Do in 2007 firmly established him as one of the UK's brightest emerging musical talents.
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Daniel Boys is an award winning performer whose career encompasses TV, West End musicals, national tours, as well as numerous concerts and recordings. His appearance on the hugely successful BBC TV talent show Any Dream Will Do in 2007 firmly established him as one of the UK's brightest emerging musical talents.

Daniel trained at the Guildford School of Acting. West End and London credits include: Jacques Brel is alive and well and living in Paris (Charing Cross Theatre); Sir Lancelot in Spamalot (Playhouse); Captain Walker in Tommy (Prince Edward); Princeton/Rod in Avenue Q (Gielgud/Noel Coward – Winner of 2009 Theatregoers Choice Award for Best Takeover in a Role); Roger in Grease (Victoria Palace & Japanese Tour); Mark (Alternate) in Rent (Prince of Wales and National Tour), Anthony in Sweeney Todd (Royal Festival Hall); Jason in Ordinary Days (Trafalgar Studios), Christian in Wolfboy (Trafalgar Studios) and most recently Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris (Charing Cross Theatre). Other credits include: Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors (Theatr Clwyd); Colin in The Opinion Makers (Mercury Colchester and Derby Playhouse); Mike Connor in High Society (National Tour); Algernon in a new musical version of The Importance of Being Earnest (Theatre Royal, Windsor); the title role in Peter Pan - The Musical (Mayflower Theatre, Southampton and Grand Canal Theatre, Dublin); Judas in the 40th Anniversary concert of Godspell (Palace Theatre, Manchester); Mark in Rent (European Tour); Morino in Sunset Boulevard (National Tour); Tony in West Side Story (European Tour) and Parson Nathanial (understudy) in The War of the Worlds (National Tour).

Other credits include: Hayley Westenra's special guest (King's Lynn Festival); guest star on John Barrowman’s tour Music, Music, Music (which culminated in a performance at the world famous Royal Albert Hall and was subsequently released on DVD); The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber (UK Tour) and hosting West End Live 2010 & 2012 from Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square and the Get Into London Theatre launch 2011 from the Royal Festival Hall.

Television and film include: Holby City (BBC1); Fall Out (Crowded Pictures); Little Man (Iris Film Festivals Company) and West End Story, Songs of Praise and When Joseph met Maria (all for the BBC).

Concerts include: Broadway in Concert (Bangkok, Thailand); Momentous Musicals (New Wimbledon Theatre); The Night of 1000 Voices (Royal Albert Hall); No Space For Air (Apollo); Valentine’s Day at the Musicals (Birmingham Symphony Hall & Bridgewater Hall Manchester); Christmas in New York (Prince of Wales & Apollo); An Evening with John Barrowman (Arundel Castle); Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 60th Birthday Celebration (Hyde Park); A Spoonful of Stiles & Drewe (Her Majesty’s); Disney’s Enchanted Evening (Hyde Park) and Party in the Park (Hyde Park). Daniel is also a regular soloist on BBC Radio 2’s Friday Night is Music Night. Further concert work has taken him to Chicago, Al Ain, Xiamen and Ljubljana performing with some of the world’s greatest orchestras and conductors.

2009 saw the release of Daniel’s much anticipated debut solo album So Close which has proved popular worldwide and is still a best seller at London's Dress Circle. To coincide with the release, Daniel embarked on a series of solo concerts performing at venues such as Leicester Square Theatre, the Delfont Room at the Prince Of Wales Theatre, Greenwich Theatre and three sold out performances at the renowned Pizza On The Park, London.

He made his American debut with the show when he performed in Los Angeles, supported by Broadway actress and star of 'SMASH' Megan Hilty. He also played both Sydney and the world famous Adelaide Cabaret Festival alongside acts such as Olivia Newton John and Chita Rivera. Daniel recorded an exclusive track for Disney called 'The World is Something You Imagine' which can be heard in all their stores worldwide. It was also released as a charity single with proceeds going to the Disney Appeal at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Daniel can also be heard on numerous recordings including the cast recording of Wolfboy, More With Every Line - the Songs of Tim Prottey-Jones, Only You Can Save Mankind, Christmas in New York, Act One and John Barrowman's hit album Music, Music, Music where he can be heard duetting with John on 'I Know Him So Well'. 2011 saw him contributing to Helena Blackman's, Shona White's, Michael Bruce's and Dougal Irvine's debut albums.

In 2013 Daniel became the voice of the iconic theme tune for the Australian soap Neighbours (Channel 5 / Network 10).

What's New?

Miss Atomic Bomb

Posted 2nd February 2016

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Welcome to Las Vegas in 1952, where every mushroom cloud has a silver lining and fallout is your friend.

Daniel is thrilled to have been cast in Miss Atomic Bomb, a new musical comedy by Adam Long, Gabriel Vick and Alex Jackson-Long.

As the US military proudly tests its atomic bombs within sight of the Vegas strip, tourists are flocking into town to cheer the blasts and see who will be crowned the Miss Atomic Bomb beauty queen.

But in the midst of this euphoria, farm girl Candy’s sheep have mysteriously died, her fashionista friend Myrna is designing clothes for pigs, young soldier Joey has deserted the army, and his hapless hotel manager brother Lou desperately needs an atomic gimmick. In a city controlled by the military and the mob, time is running out for our four friends.

Inspired by the real life bomb tests and beauty pageants of the era, the show is co-directed by the Olivier Award-winning choreographer Bill Deamer (Top Hat) and Adam Long (The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged).

Joining Daniel are the award winning star of TV and theatre Catherine Tate, Simon Lipkin (Avenue Q, Assassins, The Lurax), Dean John Wilson (Aladdin in Disney's Aladdin) and Florence Andrews (A little night music, Once).

Don't miss the world premiere of this new musical comedy.

Book your tickets now!

www.stjamestheatre.co.uk

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Welcome to Las Vegas in 1952, where every mushroom cloud has a silver lining and fallout is your friend.

Daniel is thrilled to have been cast in Miss Atomic Bomb, a new musical comedy by Adam Long, Gabriel Vick and Alex Jackson-Long.

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Little Shop of Horrors

Posted 27th July 2015

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Mushnik’s Flower Shop is open for business as the hit monster musical Little Shop of Horrors takes over Theatre Clwyd this Autumn and Daniel is thrilled and delighted to be playing one of his dream roles, Seymour Krelborn.

Little Shop of Horrors is a 1950s sci-fi spoof musical with a hilarious and fearsome plot and a collection of great songs – and lots of foliage! With a score by the Oscar winning composer Alan Menkin, whose scores include The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast, this charming and funny boy-meets-girl, plant-eats-world musical never fails to entertain.

Down-and-out shop worker Seymour becomes an overnight sensation when he raises a plant that feeds on fresh blood. Soon the plant is taking over the world and offering Seymour fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite. Will Seymour give in to the plant’s demands and will he win the heart of kooky shop assistant Audrey?

Book your tickets now. But remember… don’t feed the plants!!

8 October - 31 October 2015

Directed by Tim Baker, Clwyd Theatr Cymru’s award-winning Associate Artistic Director.
Choreography by Sam Spencer-Lane

Cast includes; MAISEY BAWDEN, PHYLIP HARRIES, DANIELLE KASSARATE, GARRY LAKE, DANIEL LLOYD, PAIGE MILLER & GEORGINA WHITE with Puppetry by MICHAEL HUMPHREYS

For more information and to book tickets visit Clwd Theatr Cymru

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Mushnik’s Flower Shop is open for business as the hit monster musical Little Shop of Horrors takes over Theatre Clwyd this Autumn and Daniel is thrilled and delighted to be playing one of his dream roles, Seymour Krelborn.

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In Harmony With Your Gut

Posted 15th April 2015

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On Sunday 7th June, Daniel is performing in a one off charity concert, not to be missed - In Harmony With Your Gut

After personal battles with Crohn's disease, Producer and friend of Daniel's Christopher Mitchell decided to join Duncan Heather to produce the concert, with all proceeds going to Crohn’s Colitis UK, and St Marks Hospital.

"We want the evening to raise awareness, be informative and supportive to current people suffering and also have a really fun-filled evening as well!"

The Concert has a fantastic line up of performers joining Daniel including; Jonathan Ansell (G4), Charlotte Jaconelli (Britains Got Talent), Aimie Atkinson (BBC Voice of Musical Theatre Winner) Natalie Andreou (Wicked, Rock Of Ages) and Special Guest Lee Mead, (West End Star, BBC's Casualty).

In Harmony With Your Gut will take place at St Paul’s Church (The Actors Church) Covent Garden, London at 7pm

Please book tickets at www.gutconcert.co.uk

Alternatively if you can’t make the concert, but feel you would like to donate for these charities, Chris would really appreciate it if you visit his Just Giving page www.justgiving.com/gutconcert

"We hope you can join us, for what promises to be a fantastic evening for a worthy cause."

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On Sunday 7th June, Daniel is performing in a one off charity concert, not to be missed - In Harmony With Your Gut

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Elegies for Angels, Punks And Raging Queens

Posted 15th April 2015

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Daniel, Emma Hatton and Ian McIntosh will be among more than 30 West End stars taking to the stage of the Criterion Theatre for a one-off charity concert of Elegies For Angels, Punks And Raging Queens this May.

The special performance of the 1980s song cycle, which is held in aid of The Make A Difference Trust, will take place on Sunday 31 May at the home of long-running hit The 39 Steps.

Featuring a book and lyrics by Bill Russell with music by Janet Hood, Elegies For Angels, Punks And Raging Queens will see the bumper line-up of actors perform a series of monologues and songs written from the perspective of characters who have died from AIDS, representing the feelings of friends and family members dealing with the loss.

Wicked’s Hatton, former Avenue Q star Boys and 2015 Olivier Award nominee McIntosh will be joined in the concert by fellow performers Madalena Alberto (Evita, Dominion Theatre), Jade Anouka (The Vote, Donmar Warehouse), Victoria Hamilton-Barritt (A Chorus Line, London Palladium), Matthew Wycliffe (The Commitments, Palace Theatre) and Emma Williams (Love Story, Duchess Theatre).

With even more cast members still to be announced, the line-up will also include Simon Bailey, Paul Baker, Sakinaah Boateng, Alexa Brown, Natalie Bush, James Charlton, Cassie Compton, Omari Douglas, Adam Colbeck Dunn, Michelle Crook, Fra Fee, Chris Ellis Stanton, Shai Forester, Sarah French, Tom Gillies, Rachel Lea Gray, Paul Hazel, Nick Hendrix, Graham Hoadly, Freddy Hutchins, Lauren Ingram, Kurt Kansley, Emma Kingston, Jordan Langford, Emma Lindars, Leon Lopez, Grace McKee, Michael McKell, Matt McKenna, Ako Mitchell, Ursula Mohan, Katie Paine, Michael Pickering, Ella Marshall-Pinder, Kelly Price, Grace Reynolds, Paul Riddiford, Oliver Saville, Adam Stafford, Julie Stark, Alwyne Taylor, Izabella Urbanowicz, Miles Western and Gary Wood.

First staged at New York’s Ohio Theatre in 1989, Elegies For Angels, Punks And Raging Queens received its London premiere at the King’s Head Theatre in 1992 before transferring to the Criterion Theatre the following year.

For more information, including details on how to book tickets, visit The Make A Difference Trust’s website, where you’ll also find out more about the charity’s aim to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS in the UK and Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Daniel, Emma Hatton and Ian McIntosh will be among more than 30 West End stars taking to the stage of the Criterion Theatre for a one-off charity concert of Elegies For Angels, Punks And Raging Queens this May.

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RSO in London

Posted 2nd March 2015

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RSO in London – The Music & Lyrics of Ryan Scott Oliver

23 March 2015

Award-winning US composer Ryan Scott Oliver comes to London for the first time for a one-off concert of his music and lyrics from shows including Jasper in Deadland, We Foxes, 35MM: A Musical Exhibition, Mrs Sharp and many more.

The RSO in London cast will be led by Emma Williams (two-time Olivier Award nominee), Eva Noblezada (currently playing Kim in Miss Saigon in the West End), Anton Zetterholm (Tarzan, Les Miserables, Wicked) and Daniel

‘musical theatre on top form’ BroadwayBaby.com

To book tickets visit www.stjamestheatre.co.uk

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Award-winning US composer Ryan Scott Oliver comes to London for the first time for a one-off concert of his music and lyrics from shows including Jasper in Deadland, We Foxes, 35MM: A Musical Exhibition, Mrs Sharp and many more.

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So Close
Daniel Boys

In 2009 Daniel released his debut album 'So Close'. Co-produced and musically directed by good friend Douglas Whyte, it immediately became one of the best sellers at London's Dress Circle and has sold over 25,000 units on iTunes.

"Daniel surprises by putting an enchanting spin on a wide range of songs from country to classical. His intimate style ensures we journey with him as he travels through both introspective and more carefree times."

"Wonderful voice, and a good selection of songs..."

"This album is an essential!"

To order your copy please select the correct shipping destination. Payments are handled by PayPal which means the transaction is safe and secure.

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Music Music Music
John Barrowman

Having met Daniel as a Judge on 'Any Dream will Do' John subsequently asked Daniel to record a duet with him on his 2008 album Music Music Music. The album debuted and peaked at #35 in the UK, making it Barrowman's second top forty album.

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The Sounds of Rodgers & Hammerstein
Helena Blackman

Best known as runner-up in the BBC's How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?, West End star Helena Blackman released her debut solo album The Sound of Rodgers & Hammerstein in 2011, celebrating her ongoing association with this legendary musical theatre writing duo. It includes two exclusive duets by the number one classical charting singer Jonathan Ansell and Daniel.

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Acoustic Overtures
Dougal Irvine

Daniel's friend and award winning new writer of British Musical Theatre released his debut album in 2011. His first musical 'Departure Lounge' has played New York, Chicago and London, and was nominated alongside five multi-million pound West End shows in the 'Best New Musical' category at the WhatsOnStage Awards.

This highly anticipated album features 12 previously unrecorded songs specially selected from Dougal's catalogue of work. Daniel duets with Cassie McIvor.

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I'll bring you a song
Shona White

An album showcasing one of the finest voices in musical theatre. Shona has appeared in Chess, Wicked, Mamma Mia, Shout, Les Miserables and The Rocky Horror Show to name a few. This album was produced by West End Musical Director Richard Beadle and produced by Guy James. Daniel duets on 'As Long as You're Mine'.

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Unwritten Songs
Michael Bruce

Award winning Musical Theatre composer Michael Bruce released his long awaited debut album of songs in 2011, featuring 15 of his favourite west end stars. Daniel duets with Alexia Khadime.

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More with every line
Tim Prottey - Jones

An experienced professional guitarist, drummer and vocalist with a music degree from the University of Wolverhampton, Tim is a young composer who blends musical theatre with an exciting pop/rock edge. The tracks on his debut album consist of 13 songs drawn from two musicals he is developing with co-librettist/lyricist Robert Gould - 'After The Turn' and 'Once Bitten'.

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The World is Something you imagine
Disney Store

Disney Store released their debut single in support of the Disney Appeal for Great Ormond Street Hospital. It was released in celebration of the opening of their new flagship store on Oxford Street, London in 2011.

The song "The World is Something You Imagine" forms part of a range of music which has been exclusively written and composed for Disney Stores, to tell the new store experience story. The Disney Studios Music team wrote this theme song, six separate event pieces of music and seven ambient music tracks in total. The song was written by James Brett (composer) & Bobby and Kristen Lopez (Music & Lyrics) and recorded by Daniel and Tori Beaumont.

http://danielboys.com/assets/mp3/the_world_is_something_you_imagine.mp3
Christmas in New York

 

Christmas in New York is the West End's annual celebration of seasonal songs and classic carols, which started life in 2006 at the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue. It has since played at the Lyric Theatre and the Prince of Wales Theatre. It was released as a studio cast recording for the first time in 2009.

http://danielboys.com/assets/mp3/christmas_in_new_york.mp3, http://danielboys.com/assets/mp3/ave_maria.mp3
Wolfboy

 

Wolfboy is a musical with music and lyrics by Leon Parris and book by Russell Labey, based on the play by Brad Fraser. Its story concerns two teenagers committed to an asylum. Bernie's a Grade A golden boy who has attempted suicide. David's a street hustler who may or may not have the powers of a wolf.

In 2010 it had run at Trafalgar Studios in London, featuring Gregg Lowe as Bernie, Paul Holowaty as David, Emma Rigby as Nurse Cherry and Daniel as Christian.

A four track, London cast recording was released for the run.

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Only You Can Save Mankind

 

This Studio Cast Recording of the musical adaptation of Sir Terry Pratchetts novel was released in 2010. With music by Leighton James House and lyrics by Shaun McKenna.

"If I'd known it was going to be so good, I'd have written a better book"
Terry Pratchett

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The Inbetween

 

The In-Between is a new full length, two act fantasy musical written by Laura Tisdall. It is an original story of love, friendship and letting go, with both humour and heart.

A seven track concept album is now available to hear online, sung by nine of the West End's leading stars.

http://danielboys.com/assets/mp3/out_of_your_world.mp3
Standing Ovation

 

Following the announcement in the Summer of 2011 that London's famous showbiz shop Dress Circle may be faced with closure for financial reasons, this album was produced by Danny Davies over the month that followed. Comprising works from artists and songwriters who share in the concerns for Dress Circle's future, this CD is a tribute to the shop, and it is hoped that it may contribute in some way to the positive future.

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An evening with John Barrowman

 

'An Evening With John Barrowman' is an extravaganza of John performing his favourite and most well known songs from the world of stage, screen and pop. Daniel was his guest on this tour and as well as performing 'I know Him So Well' taken from John's album 'Music, Music, Music' he got to perform his own songs including 'Somewhere over the Rainbow' and 'Solitaire'. (see 'clips' for footage).

The concert was filmed for release on DVD at Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall on May 14th 2009.

War of the Worlds

 

In 1978 Jeff Wayne composed and produced one of the most groundbreaking and best-selling musical works of all time. In 2006 after much anticipation Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of The Worlds was brought to the stage for the first time, playing to sold-out arenas across the UK.

The War of The Worlds Live is a spectacular mix of live music, theatre, multi-media and visual arts on a grand scale. It combines the brilliance of the original performers including Jeff Wayne, Justin Hayward, Chris Thompson and even the late Richard Burton ('In Sight and Sound') along with a brand new cast (including Daniel), the 10-piece Black Smoke Band, the 48-piece ULLAdubULLA Strings and an unforgettable fully operating 30ft Martian Fighting Machine!

It was filmed at Wembly Arena and released on DVD.

Watch Rehearsal Clip

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