Duane Daniels

Duane Daniels


6/25/1960, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Birth Name

Duane Daniels


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Duane Daniels is an actor, director, singer and producer. Throughout his career, he has won the Drama-Logue Award, Patte Award, ACT Award, Aubrey Award, and a Fritz Blitz of New Plays Award. He was also nominated the Garland Award for excellence in Theatre. He has appeared in at…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • In 2007, Duane appeared as Detective Rick Sullivan in Murder on Vine. His other film credits include Brentwood Aztecs, Covert, Intentional Collision and Let Her Be.

    • Duane can drive almost any type of vehicle.

    • Duane is managed by Redrock Entertainment Development based in Burbank, California.

    • Duane can sing a wide range of musical styles and genre such as Opera, R&B, Country, A Capella, Soul, and Doo-Wop.

    • On September 15-16, 2007, Duane conducted an actors workshop at the Brilliant Screen Studios in California. The two-day workshop covered topics such as audition technique, scene analysis, preparation for TV and film, and career direction.

    • In 2007, the Fritz Theatre honored Duane with the Outstanding Director Award for directing Kim Porter's play In the Wake of the County.

    • Stage Directorial Credits:
      Sexual Perversity in Chicago
      Susan, Katrina, and Jill
      The Adding Machine
      Angel in Between
      Xtreme Unction
      Poor Superman
      Last Call

    • Duane's Theatrical Credits:
      Love, Valour, Compassion as John/James
      Cradle Will Rock as Dr. Doctor
      Buddy Holly Story as Norman
      Conduct of Life as Orlando
      Baltimore Waltz as Carl
      South of Heaven as Nick
      Weldon Rising as Marcel
      The Tempest as Caliban
      I Do! I Do! as Michael
      Red Noses as LeFranc
      Reunion as Leonard
      Avenue X as Ubazz
      Us as Michel

    • Duane is the brainchild of and oversees the yearly Fritz Blitz, a month-long festival featuring new plays by up-and-coming playwrights and directors.

    • Duane has blue eyes and brown hair.

    • Duane knows how to juggle.

    • Duane is a professional acting teacher who goes around schools and teaches theatre arts to young people.

    • Duane has performed with the Cleveland Symphony.

    • As of 2007, Duane resides in Hollywood, California.

    • Duane portrayed the title character in Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street by Stephen Sondheims three separate times.

    • Duane has a very successful career in the theatre. He is also founder and artistic director of The Fritz Theatre in San Diego. He has performed in many cities throughout the U.S. and Canada.

  • Quotes

    • Duane: (on choosing plays for the Fritz Blitz) I kind of feel you can't do art by committee and so I also seek out the directors depending upon the tone of the script. I'm responsible. It's all my fault.

    • Duane: (on conducting his acting workshops) I just love actors. No one will leave without being a better actor.