Darius de Haas
Musical artist and Broadway actor, Darius de Haas, is a singular performer known for his soaring tenor voice and an emotional honesty that has captivated audiences with his work on stage, recordings, and concert venues around the world. He made his Broadway debut in Kiss of the Spiderwoman, followed by Lincoln Center's revival of Carousel, the original cast of Rent, The Gershwins’ Fascinating Rhythm, Marie Christine, and the 20th anniversary concert of Dreamgirls (for the Actor's Fund). He won an Obie award for his leading performance in the Pulitzer nominated Running Man (Music-Theater Group). Other notable Off-Broadway, regional, touring and premiere credits include his role as Cain in Children of Eden (Papermill Playhouse), Saturn Returns (Public Theater), Once On This Island (1st National Tour), the John Adams/June Jordan opera I Was Looking At The Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky, and Jesus Christ Superstar- Gospel at the Alliance Theater.
He made his Carnegie Hall debut with the Cincinnati Pops under Erich Kunzel and has since been a guest soloist with several orchestras and musical organizations including the National Symphony, The Philly Pops, Orchestra of St. Lukes, The Los Angeles Master Chorale and Luckman Jazz Orchestra, The New York Festival of Song, and The Alvin Ailey Dance Theater. Other notable performances include the concerts "Too Hot To Handel" at Carnegie Hall (conducted by Marin Alsop with The Baltimore Symphony) and Duke Ellington's Sacred Concert of Music at Disney Concert Hall.
Darius is featured on numerous recordings including his award-winning solo debut CD, Darius de Haas: Day Dream- Variations on Strayhorn. Other recordings include Children of Eden, Marie Christine, I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw The Sky, Dreamgirls In Concert, Bright Eyed Joy, Only Heaven, Hair, and his most recent recording of standards from the Great American songbook, Quiet Please, with celebrated pianist Steven Blier.