Daniel Downing

Swing

Daniel is thrilled to be returning to the cast of Wicked after touring Singapore and South Korea with them in 2011 and 2012.

Daniel trained at the Wollongong Conservatorium of Music studying with Karen Cummings and Greg Shand. He also trained in all styles of dance from a young age at The Linda Shaw Dance Centre. After graduating from Wollongong High School of the Performing Arts in 2009, Daniel moved straight on to complete the Music Theatre Diploma at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) under the direction of Avigail Herman, graduating in 2010 at the age of 19.

Since graduating, Daniel has been taught by the industry’s best, whilst also being chosen to perform at Master classes for some of Broadway’s most influential composers such as John Bucchino, Adam Guettel and Jason Robert Brown.

Daniel has done numerous corporate events, shows and recordings with SMA Productions’ The Boys in the Band, and recorded their first album in 2011. He was also lucky enough to work with Baz Luhrmann on the remake of The Great Gatsby with Bazmark Films.

Following the Asian tour of Wicked, Daniel went straight into a one-man show at the Sydney Opera House as part of the prestigious Babies Proms under the direction of Jane Miskovic and CDP Productions. Just before leaving Australia, Daniel debuted his one-man Cabaret show, The Universal Individual in Sydney.

Daniel would like to thank his family and friends for their constant support, particularly his parents who remain as his sole inspiration.