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Daniel J Watts

 
Bio:
Daniel J. Watts has appeared in eight Broadway shows including Hamilton, In The Heights and Memphis. Off Broadway he has starred in Suzan-Lori Parks’ Death of the Last Black Man in the Entire World (Signature Theatre) and the world premiere of Whorl Inside A Loop (2nd Stage). TV credits include ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Daniel J. Watts has appeared in eight Broadway shows including Hamilton, In The Heights and Memphis. Off Broadway he has starred in Suzan-Lori Parks’ Death of the Last Black Man in the Entire World (Signature Theatre) and the world premiere of Whorl Inside A Loop (2nd Stage). TV credits include ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2019
Ike Turner
  [Off-Broadway]
Signature Theatre Off-Broadway Production, 2016
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway, 2015
Flex
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
Performer (Swing) [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Performer
Performer (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Ensemble
Ensemble [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2009
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2008
Performer (Swing) [Replacement]
Graffiti Pete (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2008
Ensemble

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2019
Ike Turner

  [Off-Broadway]
Signature Theatre Off-Broadway Production, 2016
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway, 2015
Flex

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
Performer (Swing) [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Performer

Performer (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Ensemble

Ensemble [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2009
Ensemble

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2008
Performer (Swing) [Replacement]

Graffiti Pete (Understudy) [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2008
Ensemble

Daniel J Watts Biography

Daniel J. Watts has appeared in eight Broadway shows including Hamilton, In The Heights and Memphis. Off Broadway he has starred in Suzan-Lori Parks’ Death of the Last Black Man in the Entire World (Signature Theatre) and the world premiere of Whorl Inside A Loop (2nd Stage). TV credits include recurring roles on Amazon’s “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” NBC’s “Blindspot,” and HBO’s “Vinyl” and “The Deuce.” “The Good Wife” (CBS), “Blue Bloods” (CBS), “Odd Mom Out” (Bravo), “The Night Of” (HBO), “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO), “Person of Interest” (CBS), “Broad City” (Comedy Central) and “Smash” (NBC). He currently appears as “Felony” in Tracy Morgan’s new comedy series “The Last OG” on TBS. Daniel J. Watts’ The Jam, an homage to his great grandmother who made homemade jam from scratch and gave away what she couldn’t eat herself, is a spoken word/storytelling experience fusing a live band, song, dance and multimedia where Watts encourages audiences to focus on social similarities opposed to differences. www.wattswords.com @dwattswords




Daniel J Watts News

See AN OFFICER AND A SHOWCASE Featuring AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN Tour Cast at Feins Photo See AN OFFICER AND A SHOWCASE Featuring AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN Tour Cast at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2022

FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present the cast of the North American Tour of An Officer and a Gentleman in “An Officer and a Showcase” on Tuesday, May 24 at 7:00PM. 

Photos: See Jawan M. Jackson, Christopher Jackson, Isabelle McCalla & More at Rosie's Photo Photos: See Jawan M. Jackson, Christopher Jackson, Isabelle McCalla & More at Rosie's Theater Kids Passing It On Gala 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2022

Rosie’s Theater Kids returned to the stage to honor CBS President and CEO George Cheeks and Broadway producers Cathy and Elliott Masie (The Prom) at this year’s Passing It On Gala, an evening of performances celebrating mentorship.

Wake Up With BWW 4/26: DRAMA LEAGUE Award Nominations, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 4/26: DRAMA LEAGUE Award Nominations, and More!
by - Apr 26, 2022

Today's top stories include the announcement of the nominations for the Drama League Awards! Plus, check out all new photos and video from opening night of Funny Girl on Broadway!

Ali Stroker, Daniel J. Watts & More to Star in Danai Gurira Led RICHARD III at Free S Photo Ali Stroker, Daniel J. Watts & More to Star in Danai Gurira Led RICHARD III at Free Shakespeare in the Park
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 25, 2022

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the Free Shakespeare in the Park production of RICHARD III, kicking off the 60th Anniversary Season at The Delacorte Theater.

Photos: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for AMERICAN BUFFALO Photo Photos: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for AMERICAN BUFFALO
by Bruce Glikas - Apr 15, 2022

Just last night, David Mamet's American Buffalo opened on Broadway at Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W 50th Street), exactly two years after it was originally scheduled to open, starring Emmy & Tony Award winner Laurence Fishburne, Academy Award & Golden Globe winner Sam Rockwell and Emmy Award & Golden Globe winner Darren Criss.

Karen Mason, Karla Puno Garcia & More to Join New York Theatre Barn's Understudies an Photo Karen Mason, Karla Puno Garcia & More to Join New York Theatre Barn's Understudies and Swings Roundtable
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 15, 2022

New York Theatre Barn will host A Seat at the Table: A Panel on Understudies and Swings on April 4th, 2022 at 7:30PM EDT. The live virtual roundtable presentation will serve as a benefit for the non-profit organization that has served as an inclusive home for original culture shifting musicals since 2007.

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of The New Group's BLACK NO MORE Photo Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of The New Group's BLACK NO MORE
by Bruce Glikas - Feb 16, 2022

The New Group's just celebrated opening night of Black No More, featuring Leanne Antonio, Rhaamell Burke-Missouri, Elijah A. Carter, Jennifer Damiano, Brandon Victor Dixon, Ryan Fitzgerald, Gaelen Gilliland, Polanco Jones Jr., Zachary Daniel Jones, Tamika Lawrence, Sarah Meahl, Howard McGillin, Mary Page Nance, Oneika Phillips, Nicholas Ranauro, Malaiyka Reid, Mars Rucker, Angela M. Sauers, Tracy Shayne, Theo Stockman, Ephraim Sykes, Tariq 'Black Thought' Trotter, Akron Watson, Nyla Watson, Edward Watts and Lillias White.

ARMSTRONG NOW! An Evening of Spoken Word & Music Comes to Hudson Hall Next Week Photo ARMSTRONG NOW! An Evening of Spoken Word & Music Comes to Hudson Hall Next Week
by Stephi Wild - Feb 8, 2022

Tony-nominated actor Daniel J. Watts (TINA: The Tina Turner Musical) teams up with Louis Armstrong House Museum Program Director Jake Goldbas for an evening of music, spoken word, and tap dance. Watts will lead the audience through poems, songs, and more that deconstruct the complexities of Armstrong's life with a full house band.

Nick Rashad Burroughs Will Take Over the Role of 'Ike' in TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSI Photo Nick Rashad Burroughs Will Take Over the Role of 'Ike' in TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - Jan 10, 2022

Nick Rashad Burroughs has been seen on Broadway in Kinky Boots and King Kong and in the National Tour of Something  Rotten!. His EP “Groove Machine” featuring the Pop Smash Radio Award-nominated single “Tonight” is available on all  music platforms. 

TINA â€" THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL to Resume on Broadway December 26 Photo TINA â€" THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL to Resume on Broadway December 26
by Robert Diamond - Dec 25, 2021

Merry Christmas! TINA - THE Tina Turner MUSICAL will resume performances tomorrow at 2PM at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

Daniel J Watts Videos

VIDEO: TINA Company is Rollin' Back Into Rehearsals VideoVIDEO: TINA Company is Rollin' Back Into Rehearsals
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 22, 2021

Tina - The Tina Turner Musical is rollin' back to Broadway! Rehearsals are underway for the Tony-nominated hit, which is led by Adrienne Warren in the title role, with Daniel J. Watts as Ike, Dawnn Lewis as Zelma, Nkeki Obi-Melekwe as Tina Turner at some performances, Tony Award nominee Myra Lucretia Taylor as Gran Georgeanna and Jessica Rush as Rhonda.

VIDEO: Daniel J. Watts Talks THE JAM on TODAY SHOW VideoVIDEO: Daniel J. Watts Talks THE JAM on TODAY SHOW
by Stage Tube - Apr 22, 2021

Tony-nominated Broadway star Daniel J. Watts joins TODAY to talk about his series “The Jam,” in which he uses comedy, music and storytelling to paint a picture of what it was like growing up as an only child.

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of TINA Unite to Perform Daniel J. Watts' Poignant Poem, 'The G VideoVIDEO: Watch the Cast of TINA Unite to Perform Daniel J. Watts' Poignant Poem, 'The Gatherers'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 22, 2021

Days after Broadway theatres went dark and cities shuttered last March, TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL’s Tony-nominated Daniel J. Watts (Ike Turner) sat down to write a tribute to those who gather. A year later—amidst a renewed racial reckoning and a pandemic that continues to evolve our public and private selves—his words ring truer than ever.

VIDEO: Daniel J Watts Performs 'Fish Heads' as Part of ARMSTRONG NOW Initiative VideoVIDEO: Daniel J Watts Performs 'Fish Heads' as Part of ARMSTRONG NOW Initiative
by Stage Tube - Oct 15, 2020

Daniel J Watts has released a new performance of "Fish Heads" as part of the Armstrong Now initiative.

VIDEO: The Cast of TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Performs 'River Deep / Mountain High VideoVIDEO: The Cast of TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Performs 'River Deep / Mountain High' on THE LATE SHOW
by Stage Tube - Jan 14, 2020

On last night's episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the cast of the hit Broadway musical 'TINA: The Tina Turner Musical,' performed 'River Deep/Mountain High,' led by the incredible Adrienne Warren.

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Put on a Radio City Chanukah Spectacular VideoVIDEO: Watch the Cast of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Put on a Radio City Chanukah Spectacular at BC/EFA's Red Bucket Follies!
by Stage Tube - Dec 16, 2019

Borle, Groff, Warren and Watts also announced the judges' picks for best onstage presentations. Off-Broadway's Fiddler on the Roof - in Yiddish took top honors. In its number, the company added some chutzpah to the holiday season with the 'Radio City Chanukah Spectacular.' The keenly tuned parody, complete with Chanukah Harry, a dancing camel and a dreidel-infused Nutcracker, culminated in the glittering arrival of the high-kicking Menorah-kettes. Watch the full performance below!

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of CHICAGO Ask 'What Would Fosse Do?' at BC/EFA's Red Bucket Fo VideoVIDEO: Watch the Cast of CHICAGO Ask 'What Would Fosse Do?' at BC/EFA's Red Bucket Follies
by Stage Tube - Dec 13, 2019

Six weeks of enthusiastic fundraising erupted into two extraordinary performances of lighthearted parodies, inspiring calls-to-action and exceptional dance earlier this week at Red Bucket Follies. The show, which was performed December 9 and 10, 2019, celebrated the 58 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies that participated in fall fundraising for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

VIDEO: Check Out Highlights From RED BUCKET FOLLIES 2019 VideoVIDEO: Check Out Highlights From RED BUCKET FOLLIES 2019
by Stage Tube - Dec 11, 2019

Check out highlights from this year's Red Bucket Follies benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Video below!

VIDEO: Watch Adrienne Warren and the cast of TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Perform D VideoVIDEO: Watch Adrienne Warren and the cast of TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Perform During the Macy's Parade
by Stage Tube - Nov 28, 2019

Watch Adrienne Warren and the cast of Tina - The Tina Turner Musical perform below!

VIDEO: The Cast of TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Performs 'Proud Mary' on GMA VideoVIDEO: The Cast of TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Performs 'Proud Mary' on GMA
by Kaitlin Milligan - Nov 6, 2019

Ahead of Tina - The Tina Turner Musical's official opening on Broadway November 7, the cast of the musical stopped by Good Morning America to give audiences a sneak peak!


Daniel J Watts Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Daniel J Watts been in?
Daniel J Watts has appeared on Broadway in 7 shows.

How many West End shows has Daniel J Watts been in?
Daniel J Watts has not appeared in the West End