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Daniel Davis

Also Credited As: Danny Davis

Birth Place: Gurdon, Arkansas, U.S.

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Daniel Davis BIO

This Arkansas native’s 40-year career includes work in regional theatre in the U.S. and Canada, primarily The American Shakespeare Festival, The Stratford National Theatre of Canada, The Guthrie, Seattle Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Old Globe Theatre, ten seasons with the Williamstown Theatre Festival and six seasons with the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. Favorite roles include Garland Wright’s production of The Misanthrope (Alceste), the American premiere of David Hare and Howard Brenton’s Pravda (Lambert LeRoux) directed by Robert Falls, the world premiere of The Film Society (Jonathan Balton) by Jon Robin Baitz and title roles in Hamlet, Peer Gynt, and Arturo Ui. New York credits include Wrong Mountain (Tony nomination), Talking Heads (Obie and Outer Critics Circle Award), La Cage aux Folles (2004 revival), and for Lincoln Center The Invention of Love and The Frogs. In 1971 he toured with Katharine Hepburn in Coco and toured again in 1982 as Salieri in Amadeus, which he also played on Broadway. Recent stage work includes the Classic Stage Company’s revival of The Cherry Orchard, in which he played Gaev opposite Dianne Wiest and John Turturro. In 2011, he starred in A.R. Gurney’s Black Tie at Primary Stages. He has played the title role in King Lear for the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Kreon in Medea opposite Annette Bening for the U.C.L.A International Theatre Festival, and with the New York Philharmonic in a concert reading of Stravinsky’s “L’Histoire du Soldat” with Alec Baldwin. He spent six seasons as Niles the Butler on “The Nanny” and has had numerous guest roles on TV, most notably as Professor Moriarty on “Star Trek: The Next Generation”. Films include The Prestige, Sydney Pollack’s Havana and The Hunt for Red October.

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Daniel Davis STAGE CREDITS

[Off-Broadway]
New York Premiere at the Public Theater, 2018
Adam Smith

[Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Company Production, 2015
Selsdon Mowbray

[Off-Broadway]
Classic Stage Company Production, 2013
Friar Laurence

[Off-Broadway]
Red Bull Theater Production, 2013
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
Classic Stage Company Production, 2011
Gaev

[Off-Broadway]
Primary Stages Production, 2011
Performer

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2004
Georges

Georges

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2004
George Bernard Shaw

[Off-Broadway]
2003
Graham (A Chip in the Sugar)

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2001
Bunthorne

Oscar Wilde

Bunthorne

Oscar Wilde

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2000
Maurice Montesor

Maurice Montesor

[Off-Broadway]
1990
Rubin

[Off-Broadway]
1990
Duke of Buckingham

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1980
Antonio Salieri [Replacement]

Antonio Salieri [Replacement]

[Regional (US)]
Regional Revival, 1980
Performer


Daniel Davis Awards and Nominations


winner
Obie Awards - 2003 - Performance

Daniel Davis, Talking Heads

Tony Awards - 2000 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

Daniel Davis, Wrong Mountain

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Video: Celebrate 40 Years of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES

40 years ago, on August 21, 1983, La Cage Aux Folles opened on Broadway at the Palace Theatre. Watch videos from the show's journey!
How Many Tom Stoppard Plays Have Been Performed on Broadway?

Leopoldstadt marks the 19th production of a Tom Stoppard play to open on Broadway since Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead opened 55 years ago. Stoppard has won four Best Play Tony Awards, more than any other playwright in history. What are the 18 other productions of Tom Stoppard plays to open on Broadway? Let's take a look back!
BWW Interview: Playwright/Director Stan Zimmerman Has Many A GOOD ONE

Co-playwrights Stan Zimmerman and Christian McLaughlin’s HAVE A GOOD ONE world premieres at the Dorie Theatre at The Complex October 2, 2021. Stan also directs a cast that includes Megan Cournoyer, Adrian Gamez, Tom Plumley and Tanner Stine. Had the chance to get some behind-the-scenes and early history of Stan’s most prolific career.
George Takei, Daniel Davis and More To Star In SILVER FOXES

Inspired by Gen Silent, a 2010 documentary about LGBT seniors, Silver Foxes is described as a gay version of a?oeThe Golden Girls.a?? Benny and Chuck, two older gay men (Takei and Davis), rescue their dear friend Cecil (Bullock) from a homophobic senior living facility and bring him to live with them in Palm Springs. 
Santino Fontana, Phillipa Soo, and More Will Lead Reading of ARMS AND THE MAN on PLAYS IN THE HOUSE

This Saturday, April 25th at 2pm, a reading will be held for Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man, as part of Plays in the House! The reading will be led by Daniel Davis, Santino Fontana, Alison Fraser, Tom Hewitt, Daniel Jenkins, Lauren Molina, and Phillipa Soo. It will be narrated and directed by David Staller. 
VIDEO: Watch ARMS & THE MAN on STARS IN THE HOUSE - Live at 2pm!

Stars in The House continues today (2pm) with Arms & The Man from The Shaw Project with Alison Fraser, Tom Hewitt, LaurenMolina, Ismenia Mendes, Daniel Davis, Christian Conn, Daniel Jenkins and Phillipa Soo.
Casts of MRS. DOUBTFIRE, SIX. ANNIE Anniversary, LES MIS Reunion and More This Week on STARS IN THE HOUSE

a?oeStars in the Housea??, a daily online show to benefit The Actors Fund, the national human services organization for everyone in performing arts and entertainment, announced next week's lineup of guests:
THE NANNY Cast to Reunite for Virtual Table Read

Variety has learned that the original cast of The Nanny is reuniting for a virtual table read of the pilot via Zoom! The table read will be posted on the Sony Pictures YouTube page the morning of Monday, April 6, according to Variety.
Photo Coverage: Remembering Merwin Foard

BroadwayWorld was saddened to report that Broadway veteran Merwin Foard recently passed away at 59 years old. Born September 16, 1960 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Foard was last seen on Broadway in Aladdin as a standby for Jafar/Sultan.
ROSES ARE BLIND, Featuring Boyd Gaines & Daniel Davis, to be Screened at Anthology Archives

Roses are Blind, an award-winning film featuring 4-time Tony Award winner Boyd Gaines and Tony nominee Daniel Davis will have a screening in NYC on Wed. 1/15 at 8:15pm at Anthology Archives (62 Second Avenue) as part of the NewFilmmakers New York Film Festival. Tickets are $7 and go on sale at 5:30pm the night of screening at the Anthology Box Office. The film is directed by Gui Agustini, Executive Produced by Wendy J. White and co-written by Agustini and White.
Wake Up With BWW 11/20: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Opens on Broadway, and More!

Today's top stories: A Christmas Carol opens on Broadway tonight, and more!
Photo Flash: Angela Lansbury and More in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Benefit Reading

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) presented a one-night only Benefit Reading of Oscar Wilde's beloved comedy The Importance of Being Earnest starring the legendary 5-time Tony winner Angela Lansbury as “Lady Bracknell.” The cast also includes Daniel Davis as “Lane,” John Glover as “Reverend Canon Chasuble,” Tony winner Jayne Houdyshell as “Miss Prism,” Simon Jones as “Merriman,” Hamish Linklater as “John Worthing,” Rebecca Night as “Cecily Cardew,” Lily Rabe as “Gwendolen Fairfax” and Tom Rhoads as “Algernon Moncrieff.”
Wake Up With BWW 11/18: THE INHERITANCE Opening Night Photos, Reviews, and More!

Today's top stories: go inside opening night of The Inheritance, including photos, video, reviews, and more!
Jayne Houdyshell, and More Join Angela Lansbury in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Benefit Reading

Roundabout Theatre Company will present a one-night only Benefit Reading of Oscar Wilde's beloved comedy The Importance of Being Earnest starring the legendary 5-time Tony winner Angela Lansbury as 'Lady Bracknell.' Additional casting has been announced including Rebecca Night as 'Cecily Cardew,' Daniel Davis as 'Lane,' John Glover as 'Reverend 2 Canon Chasuble,' Tony winner Jayne Houdyshell as 'Miss Prism,' Simon Jones as 'Merriman,' Hamish Linklater as 'John Worthing,' Lily Rabe as 'Gwendolen Fairfax' and Tom Rhoads as 'Algernon Moncrieff.'
Photo Coverage: Marilyn Maye's I WISH I WERE 90 AGAIN Plays Feinstein's/54Below

Marilyn Maye brought her new show in celebration of her birthday month to Feinstein's/54Below for two weeks in April.
Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Fellowship for Performing Arts' A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS

Fellowship for Performing Arts' revival of Robert Bolt's Tony Award-winning play, A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS, a Machiavellian political-religious drama ripped from today's headlines, opened just last night, January 23, 2019, at The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036).
Final Chance to Vote for the BWW Omaha Awards!

It's the last week to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Omaha Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2018 BWW Omaha Awards!

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Omaha Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
Three Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW Omaha Awards!

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Omaha Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
Vote For The 2018 BWW Omaha Awards; LEGALLY BLONDE Leads Best Musical!

There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Omaha Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.

Daniel Davis FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Daniel Davis been in?

Daniel Davis has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

How many West End shows has Daniel Davis been in?

Daniel Davis has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has Daniel Davis been nominated for?

Daniel Davis has been nominated for a Performance (Obie Awards) for Talking Heads and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Wrong Mountain.

What awards has Daniel Davis won?

Daniel Davis won a Performance Obie Award for Talking Heads.

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