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Darren Lee BIO

A native of Southern CA, Darren Lee began his career in the Entertainment Industry at age 11 as a contestant on Jr. Star Search. Shortly thereafter he became a series regular on Kids Incorporated, a Disney Channel favorite. In the years following he appeared in a variety of national commercials, television shows, and feature films such as Hackers, playing a role (Razor) opposite Angelina Jolie, and Sisters w/Tina Fey, Amy Poehler. He also danced alongside Catherine Zeta-Jones and Renée Zellweger in the Academy Award-winning film Chicago. By the early '90s, Lee relocated to New York, advancing his career into the new millennium with Broadway roles in Chicago, Guys and Dolls, and in the original companies of Allegiance, Shogun the Musical, Miss Saigon, Victor/Victoria with Julie Andrews, Kiss Me Kate, On the Town, Seussical the Musical, Pacific Overtures, and Thoroughly Modern Millie.



After 18 years as a Broadway performer, Lee has refocused his energies on directing and choreography. His Broadway work includes associate choreographer on Pacific Overtures, other New York productions include: 24 Hour Musicals (Orchard Project), History of War (NYMF), Heading East starring B.D. Wong (Asia Society), The Report, Bronx Express (Fringe Festival), Hair (Wagner College) Andy Warhol Was Right (NYMF), Hidden Sky (Prospect Theatre) and Stephen Sondheim's 75th Birthday Celebration (New Amsterdam). His regional credits include: Victor Victora (Ogunquit) The Music Man (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Once on This Island, South Pacific (Olney Theatre Center), Miss Saigon (St. Louis MUNY, Paper Mill Playhouse, Music Theatre of Wichita); Smokey Joe's Café, Jesus Christ Superstar, (Music Theatre of Wichita); Kiss Me Kate (Glimmerglass Opera Festival); Herringbone starring B.D. Wong (La Jolla Playhouse, McCarter Theatre, Williamstown Shakespeare Festival); Up in the Air (Japan Festival, Kennedy Center); Thoroughly Modern Millie (Diamond Head Theatre, Hawaii); Chicago (Little Theatre on the Square, Riverside Theatre, Vero Beach, Florida); Carnival (UNLV); Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Westchester Broadway, New York); Pacific Overtures (North Shore, Cincinnati Playhouse, Atlanta Alliance); Jesus Christ Superstar, Aida, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Fantasticks, Little Shop of Horrors, and Godspell (MUNY); Guys and Dolls (Trinity University, Texas); High School Musical (Lyric Theatre, La Comedia, Casa Manana); High School Musical 2 (Lyric Theatre); Christmas with the Symphony 2007-2009 (Omaha Symphony) and Tis The Season 2017-2018 (South Dakota Symphony)

Mr. Lee has several productions that are currently playing on international waters. They include: Disney Wishes, which premiered on the Disney Cruise Line ship The Fantasy Mr. Lee developed and served as the director for Tableau, Playback, EverAfter, Soundstage and All For Love (2014) for the Holland America Cruise Line’s Eurodam.

Mr. Lee was recently seen as the King of Siam in the National Tour of The King, directed the reading of the new musical Corner of Bitter and Sweet and Directed and Choreographed Tis the Seson for the South Dakota Symphony.

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Darren Lee STAGE CREDITS

[West End]
2024
King Mongkut of Siam

[US Tour]
Lincoln Center National Tour, 2016
Phra Alack [Replacement]

Ensemble

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
Ensemble

[Broadway]
Stephen Sondheim Tribute Benefit, 2005
Performer

[Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2004
Sailor

Officer

American Admiral

Manjiro (Understudy)

[US Tour]
National Tour, 2003
Bun Foo

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
Ensemble/Other Roles

One of Muzzy's Boys

Ensemble

Bun Foo (Understudy)

Ching Ho (Understudy)

[Broadway]
New York Concert, 2001
Ensemble

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2000
Ensemble

Vlad Vladikoff

Cat's Helper

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1999
Hortensio

Ensemble

Hortensio (Second Suitor)

[Broadway]
Broadway Transfer Production, 1998
Dance Ensemble

Chip (Understudy)

Gabey (Understudy)

[Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1997
Dancer

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1995
Ensemble/Other Roles

Les Boy

Victor / Victoria Ensemble

Louis Says Ensemble

Apache Dancer

Jazz Hot Ensemble

[Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1995
Dancer

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1992
Ensemble [Replacement]

Crap Shooter Specialty [Replacement]

Crapshooter Dance Lead [Replacement]

Guy [Replacement]

[Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1991
Ensemble

Vietnamese Customer

Dragon Acrobat

Ensemble/Other Roles

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1990
1st Samurai Guard; Coutier of Osaka

The Courtier of Osaka

Ninja Attacker

Dancer

First Samurai Guard

Osagi (Understudy) [Replacement]

Darren Lee Productions

 
[Broadway, 2004]
Associate Choreographer
Dance Captain
 
[US Tour, 2003]
Choreographer
 
[Milburn, NJ (Regional), 2002]
Choreographer

Darren Lee Movies

Repossessed
[ 1990 ] Dancer
Hackers
[ 1995 ] Razor
Everyone Says I Love You
[ 1996 ] Groucho Party Dancer
Chicago
[ 2002 ] Male Dancer
Sisters
[ 2015 ] Nail Salon Owner
George Takei's Allegiance
[ 2016 ] Dr. Tanaka, Ben Maoka

Darren Lee TV Shows

Kids Incorporated
Dancer

Darren Lee Videos

Darren Lee News


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Darren Lee FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Darren Lee been in?

Darren Lee has appeared on Broadway in 12 shows.

How many West End shows has Darren Lee been in?

Darren Lee has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Darren Lee's first West End show?

Darren Lee's first West End show was The King and I which opened in 2024

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