Daniel has supervised or directed the music for some of the industry’s most iconic shows
Daniel has more than 25 years of musical theatre industry experience working for some of the profession’s biggest producers, including Disney, Cameron Mackintosh, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group and Joop van den Ende’s Stage Entertainment.
As a music supervisor, Daniel has overseen many of the industry’s most iconic productions, including Mary Poppins, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, Cats, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and Avenue Q, in London and worldwide. Before joining the Royal Academy of Music as Head of Musical Theatre, Daniel was Music Director for The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre in London. He is a sought-after conductor and music director as well as an author and vocal coach.
A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Daniel studied conducting with Michael Tilson Thomas, Leonard Bernstein, Max Rudolf and Sergiu Celibidache, among others. Having started his career as a trumpet player, Daniel was Principal Trumpet of the New World Symphony from 1988 to 1992 and performed with The Cleveland Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra and St Louis Symphony Orchestra under many of the greatest conductors of the late 20th century.