Daniel was recently Musical Director of Joseph, and is a Music Supervisor for Cameron Mackintosh Ltd. overseeing the London productions of Phantom of the Opera and previously the UK touring production of Miss Saigon. Additionally, Daniel has been the principal European Music supervisor for CATS for many years and has launched many productions of that show for The Really Useful Group, Stage Holding, and Clear Channel throughout Europe. He presently supervises the ongoing UK, German and Russian productions of CATS.
Previously, Daniel has acted as Music Director for Les Miserables and Cats in London, Miss Saigon and Cats in Germany, and the European tours of West Side Story and Jesus Christ Superstar.
Daniel graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and continued his studies at The Julliard School in New York and The St. Louis Conservatory of Music. He began his career as a classical trumpet player and was formerly a member of several of America’s top orchestras working under such luminaries as Leonard Bernstein, Eugene Ormandy, George Solti, Andre Previn, Leonard Slatkin, and Michael Tilson-Thomas. Daniel’s interest in conducting began whilst still a student at Curtis Institute of Music under the tutelage of Max Rudolph. Later conducting teachers include Leonard Bernstein, Michael Tilson-Thomas, Sergio Celibidache and Charles Bruck.
Some of Daniel’s classical guest conducting credits include The Seattle Symphony, The New World Symphony, Miami, Ciudad de Mexico Philarmonica, Orchesta Universidad Nacional de Mexico, Toluca Philarmonica, Mexico, The Ft. Lauderdale Symphony Orchestra, Florida, The Santa Barbara Symphony, CA, and The Bremerton Symphony, Seattle.
As Music Supervisor for some of the world’s largest producers of musicals, Daniel has worked extensively with many of music theatre’s top composers, directors, choreographers, and orchestraters including Claude-Michel Schoenberg and Andrew Lloyd Webber; Trevor Nunn, John Caird, Hal Prince, and Nicholas Hytner; Gillian Lynne and Bob Avian; John Cameron and Bill Brohn.
Daniel has extensive expertise in orchestration, recording, sound design, conducting, casting and management. Additionally, Daniel has many years of experience in the application of music synthesis and along with Real Time Music Solutions of New York, created the programming currently being used for the London productions of Les Miserables and the touring production of Miss Saigon whereby the playing orchestra was reduced and replaced by the playing of Sinfonia, an instrument that can play multiple samples in real time played by a single musician.
Daniel has taught, lectured, adjudicated, and consulted for some of the world’s top music conservatories and drama academies in both music theatre and classical music in both America and Europe including The Julliard School, Miami University, Curtis Institute of Music, Hamburg Academy of Music and Drama, and the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.