DANIEL BEATY | Actor/Lance*
Daniel Beaty is an award-winning actor, singer, writer, and composer.
Last season he had an extended off-Broadway run of his acclaimed solo play THROUGH THE NIGHT produced by Daryl Roth. For this production, Daniel received 2011 Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle nominations. For THROUGH THE NIGHT, Daniel also received the 2010 AUDELCO Award for Outstanding Solo Performance and the 2010 Ovation Award for Best Male Lead Actor.
His critically acclaimed solo play Emergence-See! ran off-Broadway to a sold-out, extended run at The Public Theater in the fall of 2006. For this production, he received the 2007 Obie Award for Excellence in Off-Broadway Theater for Writing & Performing and the 2007 AUDELCO Award for Solo Performance. He is the recipient of the 2007 Scotsman Fringe First Award for the best new writer at the Edinburgh Festival and was presented with a Lamplighter Award from the Black Leadership Forum in Washington D.C. In the spring of 2008, Emergence-See!, now re-titled Emergency had a sold-out seven-week engagement at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles and was awarded two 2009 NAACP Theater Awards including Best Actor.
Daniel has worked throughout the U.S., Europe, and Africa performing on programs with artists such as Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis, Jill Scott, Sonia Sanchez, MC Lyte, Mos Def, Tracy Chapman, Deepak Chopra, and Phylicia Rashad. He holds a BA with Honors in English & Music from Yale University and an MFA in Acting from the American Conservatory Theatre.
His ensemble play Resurrection received its world premiere production at Arena Stage in Washington D.C. in August 2008 (where he was awarded the 2008 Edgerton Foundation’s new American Play Award); followed by engagements at Hartford Stage, the Philadelphia Theatre Company, and ETA Theater in Chicago.
His new solo play Mt. Joy appeared at the Riverside Theatre in May 2012.
In the upcoming season, his ensemble musical Breath & Imagination – The Story of Roland Hayes will premiere as a co-production with Hartford Stage and Pittsburgh City Theater.
He also has a new solo play on the life of Paul Robeson – The Tallest Tree in the Forest – directed by Moises Kaufman and slated to premiere next season.
He is a proud member of New Dramatists and an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University. Both Emergency and Through the Night have been published by Samuel French and are available online.
His first children’s book based on his poem Knock Knock is slated to be released by Little Brown Books in 2013.
Daniel has also written a Spoken World Ballet Far But Close that will premiere in the 2012/13 season for Dance Theater of Harlem.
Follow Daniel at www.DanielBeaty.com and
On Twitter at Twitter.com/DanielBBeaty.
2011 Peter Ziesler Memorial Award
2010 NAACP Theater Award – Best Solo Show
2010 AUDELCO Award – Solo Performance
2010 OVATION Award – Best Lead Male Actor in a Drama
2009 NAACP Theater Award – Best Actor
2008 Lamplighter Award from the Black Leadership Forum in Washington D.C
2008 Edgerton Foundation’s New American Play Award
2007 Obie Award for Writing & Performance
2007 Audelco Award for Solo Performance
New York Magazine awarded him a 2007 Culture Award for Best in Theater
2007 Scotsman Fringe First Award for the best new writer at the Edinburgh Festival