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Acting, singing, recording... I love the creative process and bringing the performance to you!

     
 
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Darius de Haas enjoys a multifaceted career as an award-winning widely acclaimed popular singer and actor. Born and raised in a musical family on Chicago's South Side, known for his soaring voice, he has proven successful as a performer ranging from the Broadway stage to recordings to concert venues throughout the world.
   
         
 
He made his Broadway debut in Kiss of the Spiderwoman, followed by Lincoln Center's revival of Carousel, the original cast of Rent, The Gershwins’ Fascinating Rhythm, Marie Christine, the 20th anniversary concert of Dreamgirls and Hair ( both for the Actor's Fund). Notable Off-Broadway, regional, touring and premiere credits include his Obie winning leading performance in the Pulitzer nominated Running Man (Music-Theater Group), Cain in Children of Eden (Papermill Playhouse), Saturn Returns (Public Theater), Cry The Beloved Country (Goodman Theater), The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin (Playwrights Horizons), Once On This Island (1st National Tour), the John Adams opera I Was Looking At The Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky, and the title role in Jesus Christ Superstar- Gospel at the Alliance Theater.
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His stature as a solo artist was launched with his two highly acclaimed concert tributes (to Billy Strayhorn and Stevie Wonder) for Lincoln Center's American Songbook Series. His singular abilities and range in popular music, jazz, and musical theater have established him as a performer in a variety of settings as well as a guest with several orchestras including the National Symphony, The Cincinnati Pops, The Philly Pops, The Los Angeles Master Chorale and Luckman Jazz Orchestra, The New York Festival of Song, The Moab Music Festival, and The Alvin Ailey Dance Theater's 50th Gala Celebration. He has been a guest soloist at Carnegie Hall, London’s Royal Festival Hall, Disney Concert Hall, The Kennedy Center, Town Hall, Lincoln Center, Constitution Hall, and St. John the Divine. Other notable performances include the concerts "Too Hot To Handel" at Carnegie Hall (conducted by Marin Alsop with The Baltimore Symphony) and Duke Ellington's Sacred Concert of Music at Disney Concert Hall.
 
   
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TV appearances include Only Heaven, My Favorite Broadway: The Love Songs, Life 360, In The Life, The View, Good Morning America, The Today Show, A&E's Private Sessions. His film work includes Anastasia, Malcolm X, Martin and Orloff, and Chicago (soundtrack).
   
         
 
Darius is featured on numerous recordings including his award-winning solo debut CD, Darius de Haas: Day Dream- Variations on Strayhorn. Other recordings include Children of Eden, Marie Christine , I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw The Sky , Fire At Keaton's Bar and Grill , Myths and Hymns , Dreamgirls In Concert, Bright Eyed Joy, The Century Men: Anthems In Disguise, Only Heaven, Hair , The Bubbly Black Girl…, and Quiet Please, with pianist Steven Blier. Please visit www.dariusdehaas.com.
   
         
         
 
“Electrically thrilling”- New York Times
   
         
   
“When he sings, it’s like the equivalent of watching silk ribbons being unfurled across the sky.” – The Village Voice
   
         
 
“...a tour-de-force...has an emotional, heartbreaking sense of yearning"- Newsday
   
         
 
“A performer who can reveal the sorrows, pains and joys of the composer's richly layered repertoire with an intensity and honesty that easily envelops and mesmerizes the listener.”- Variety
   
         
 
"De Haas is blessed with a gorgeous voice and a keen theatrical sophistication. He transforms his first solo album, Day Dream, into one of finest ever captured on disc." - JazzTimes
   
         
 
For any inquiries about Darius de Haas please contact:
   
   
Steven Unger /Phil Adelman
   
   
The Gage Group
   
   
212-541-5250
   
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
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