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Daniel Davis

Also Credited As: Danny Davis
 
Birth Place:
Gurdon, Arkansas, U.S.
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 ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: November 26, 1945 (76)

Birth Place: Gurdon, Arkansas, U.S.

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 ... (read complete bio)

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

Photos

Gary Beach and Daniel Davis with Gypsy Robe Winner Mervin Foard.Attending the Opening Photo

Gary Beach and Daniel Davis with Gypsy Robe Winner Mervin Foard.Attending the Opening Night Gypsy Robe Ceremony for LA CAGE aux FOLLES at the Marquis Theatre in New York City. December 9, 2004.

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Date:
03/16/2020
Daniel Davis, Marilyn Maye Photo

Daniel Davis, Marilyn Maye

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Date:
04/16/2019
Amanda McBroom and Daniel Davis Photo

Amanda McBroom and Daniel Davis

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Date:
09/19/2018
Gary Beach and Daniel Davis Photo

Gary Beach and Daniel Davis

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Date:
07/20/2018

 

Stage

Performances
  [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 Biography

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.

Daniel Davis Awards and Nominations

 
Obie Awards - 2003 - Performance Gold Star
Daniel Davis, Talking Heads
 
Tony Awards - 2000 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Daniel Davis, Wrong Mountain

Daniel Davis News

BWW Interview: Playwright/Director Stan Zimmerman Has Many A GOOD ONE Photo BWW Interview: Playwright/Director Stan Zimmerman Has Many A GOOD ONE
by Gil Kaan - Sep 30, 2021

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 Photo George Takei, Daniel Davis and More To Star In SILVER FOXES
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 11, 2020

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. 

VIDEO: Watch ARMS & THE MAN on STARS IN THE HOUSE - Live at 2pm! Photo VIDEO: Watch ARMS & THE MAN on STARS IN THE HOUSE - Live at 2pm!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 25, 2020

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.

Santino Fontana, Phillipa Soo, and More Will Lead Reading of ARMS AND THE MAN on PLAY Photo Santino Fontana, Phillipa Soo, and More Will Lead Reading of ARMS AND THE MAN on PLAYS IN THE HOUSE
by Stephi Wild - Apr 24, 2020

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. 

Casts of MRS. DOUBTFIRE, SIX. ANNIE Anniversary, LES MIS Reunion and More This Week o Photo Casts of MRS. DOUBTFIRE, SIX. ANNIE Anniversary, LES MIS Reunion and More This Week on STARS IN THE HOUSE
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 17, 2020

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 Photo THE NANNY Cast to Reunite for Virtual Table Read
by Kaitlin Milligan - Mar 31, 2020

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 Photo Photo Coverage: Remembering Merwin Foard
by Walter McBride - Mar 16, 2020

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 Ar Photo ROSES ARE BLIND, Featuring Boyd Gaines & Daniel Davis, to be Screened at Anthology Archives
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jan 13, 2020

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! Photo Wake Up With BWW 11/20: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Opens on Broadway, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 20, 2019

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 Read Photo Photo Flash: Angela Lansbury and More in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Benefit Reading
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 19, 2019

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.”

Daniel Davis Videos

STAGE TUBE: Rob McClure Video-Bombs Fans at NOISES OFF!
by Stage Tube - Feb 22, 2016

The shenanigans carry over offstage at the hit new Broadway revival of Noises Off. Below, see what happens when cast member Rob McClure surprises some unsuspecting fans during a post-show interview.

BWW TV: How Funny Is NOISES OFF? Broadway's Best Chimes in on the Opening Night Red Carpet!
by TV - Red Carpets - Jan 24, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company's NOISES OFF opened last night, January 14, 2016, for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 6, 2016, on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway, and BroadwayWorld was there to capture the night. Below, check out the evening's starry guests on the red carpet!

BWW TV: Sardines for All! NOISES OFF Company Celebrates Opening Night!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Jan 23, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company's NOISES OFF opened just last week, January 14, 2016, for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 6, 2016, at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and below, you can go inside the party as the cast reflected on the process so far!

BWW TV: Hijinx, Mayhem & Hilarity! Watch Highlights from NOISES OFF on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 8, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company presents Michael Frayn's comedy Noises Off, starring Andrea Martin as 'Dotty Otley,' Campbell Scott as 'Lloyd Dallas,' Tracee Chimo as 'Poppy Norton-Taylor,' Daniel Davis as 'Selsdon Mowbray,' David Furr as 'Garry Lejeune,' Kate Jennings Grant as 'Belinda Blair,' Megan Hilty as 'Brooke Ashton,' Rob McClure as 'Tim Allgood' and Jeremy Shamos as 'Frederick Fellowes.' Tony nominee Jeremy Herrin will direct the new Broadway production as part of Roundabout Theatre Company's 50th anniversary season. BroadwayWorld has a first sneak peek of the cast in action below!

BWW TV: Andrea Martin & the Ensemble Cast of NOISES OFF Prep for Broadway!
by TV - Press Previews - Nov 25, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company's Noises Off will begin previews on Thursday, December 17, 2015 and open officially on Thursday, January 14, 2016. This is a limited engagement through Sunday, March 6, 2016 on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). BroadwayWorld just met with the cast and you can check out what they had to say about rehearsing the show so far!

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Hartford Stage's THE TEMPEST, Starring Daniel Davis
by Stage Tube - May 16, 2012

The Tony Award-winning Hartford Stage, under the leadership of Darko Tresnjak, Artistic Director, and Michael Stotts, Managing Director, presents William Shakespeare's The Tempest, directed by Darko Tresnjak, playing May 18 through June 10, 2012 (press opening: Wednesday, May 16 at 7:30pm).

STAGE TUBE: Poetic License - Jason Alexander
by Robert Diamond - Mar 28, 2010

GPR Records' first release will be 'Poetic License' featuring 100 poems read by 100 performers of the stage and screen. The CD will be released on April 2nd in celebration of National Poetry Month and will be available on Amazon.com and on itunes. There has never been a spoken word recording that has included so many performers reading such a wide variety of poetry, each selection a personal choice of the performer. GPR Records is presenting this collection in hopes of inspiring audiences with a new appreciation of the spoken word.

STAGE TUBE: Poetic License - Michael York
by Robert Diamond - Mar 28, 2010

GPR Records' first release will be 'Poetic License' featuring 100 poems read by 100 performers of the stage and screen. The CD will be released on April 2nd in celebration of National Poetry Month and will be available on Amazon.com and on itunes. There has never been a spoken word recording that has included so many performers reading such a wide variety of poetry, each selection a personal choice of the performer. GPR Records is presenting this collection in hopes of inspiring audiences with a new appreciation of the spoken word.

STAGE TUBE: Poetic License - Kate Mulgrew
by Robert Diamond - Mar 28, 2010

GPR Records' first release will be 'Poetic License' featuring 100 poems read by 100 performers of the stage and screen. The CD will be released on April 2nd in celebration of National Poetry Month and will be available on Amazon.com and on itunes. There has never been a spoken word recording that has included so many performers reading such a wide variety of poetry, each selection a personal choice of the performer. GPR Records is presenting this collection in hopes of inspiring audiences with a new appreciation of the spoken word.

STAGE TUBE: Poetic License - Len Cariou
by Robert Diamond - Mar 24, 2010

GPR Records' first release will be 'Poetic License' featuring 100 poems read by 100 performers of the stage and screen. The CD will be released on April 2nd in celebration of National Poetry Month and will be available on Amazon.com and on itunes. There has never been a spoken word recording that has included so many performers reading such a wide variety of poetry, each selection a personal choice of the performer. GPR Records is presenting this collection in hopes of inspiring audiences with a new appreciation of the spoken word.


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?
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?
Performance (Obie Awards) for Talking Heads.