He has starred on London’s West End, landed leading roles in international touring musicals, wowed audiences onstage at the Sydney Opera House and performed alongside musical theatre royalty. Now, Australian born tenor Daniel Koek is thrilled to announce the release of his new album HiGH combining a trained classical sound with popular influences to bring you the best of Opera, Pop and Musical Theatre with his unique tenor voice.
“Daniel Koek’s Tenor Shines….” – Sydney Morning Herald
Life has been hectic recently for Daniel, but he wouldn’t have it any other way. Fresh from the London Production of Les Miserables, Daniel is now one of the youngest men ever to play the title role of Jean Valjean and has been wowing audiences that flock to the Queen’s Theatre in the West End. This role has undoubtedly established him as one of Australia’s and the United Kingdom’s finest leading men.
Prior to Les Miserables, Daniel was in the UK touring production of South Pacific, Koek reprised the role of Lt Joseph Cable in Opera Australia’s lauded 2012-2013 tour of the show. A decade of hard work has paid off tenfold, with a Young Achiever’s Award in 2003 and the coveted Young Artist Scholarship Program with the State Opera of South Australia assisting this lyrical tenor on the path to success.
After singing a season with the Reis Opera Company of the Netherlands he was subsequently snapped up to perform the lead role in a new work for the National Youth Opera Festival in Amsterdam. Among many other accolades he was also a finalist in the prestigious BBC Voice of Musical Theatre Competition in Cardiff, Wales.
Daniel has performed roles in countless musicals in the UK and Europe including Tony in the 50th Anniversary Production of West Side Story (2009), Chess and Saturday Night Fever.
While in the UK, Daniel also performed in Tim Rices' own version of Chess in Concert at the Royal Albert Hall with Josh Groban, Idina Menzel and Kerry Ellis and he was also a featured artist of the renowned West End legend Elaine Paige.
With high acclaim for his debut album “Self Titled Tenor”, and his second album HiGH, Daniels reputation as one of the finest young classical crossover voices is confirmed.
West End Sessions Christmas Special
Dec 3, 2019 at 18:30 — 22:30 Scarlett Green, 4, Noel Street, London, Greater London, United Kingdom, W1F 8GB
Break out the Tinsel Christmas is upon us!
After over a year now of West End Sessions, Daniel is thrilled to be closing the year with a Christmas Special @ Scarlett Green.
It will be a sumptuous treat for all the senses and a celebration of all things "Auzzie" as Daniel brings fellow Australians Phoebe Panaretos and Alex Gibson-Giorgo to the Scarlett Green stage.
Phoebe made international headlines after being handpicked by Baz Lurhman to play the lead role of Fran in the world premiere musical adaptation Strictly Ballroom The Musical for which she was nominated for both a Helpmann and Green Room Award for Best Female In A Musical for her portrayal of Fran. Phoebe’s theatre credits include The Production Company’s Singing in the Rain, the world premiere of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical directed by Simon Philips for the Gordon Frost Organisation in which she played the role of Connie Francis.
Phoebe made her professional debut in Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Oliver! when she was just 11, Phoebe went on to become a Musical Theatre graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts
Alex graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre), where he performed the roles of Judd Fry in Oklahoma!, Harold Slocum in Summer Rain, and in his graduating year Arthur in James Millar and Peter Rutherford’s A Little Touch of Chaos (dir. Iain Sinclair) and Marryin’ Sam in Lil’ Abner (dir. Martin Croft).
Prior, Alex attended Newtown High School of the Performing Arts and is a graduate of the NIDA Diploma of Music Theatre course.
Alex is the 2014 recipient of the Ron and Margaret Dobell Award. In 2015, Alex made his professional debut as part of the ensemble for Opera Australia’s Anything Goes, and in 2016 Alex performed on stage in Georgy Girl – The Seekers Musical.
Alex appeared in the Australian stage production of Disney’s Aladdin where he covered the leading role of Jafar, and performed in the 2017/2018 Australian tour of Mamma Mia The Musical playing the role of Eddie.