Daniel Assetta is one of Australia’s most accomplished young musical theatre artists who possesses all the qualities of a traditional, yet versatile leading man – undoubtedly a rising star! Daniel is currently based in New York City, performing in the Broadway company of &Juliet as Henry and understudy to Shakespeare and Lance.

Daniel trained as a child in Sydney at GY Dance, and then graduated from ED5 International with a Diploma in Performing Arts. He made his musical theatre debut the 10th Anniversary Australasian tour of Wicked (Universal/GFO) and has never looked back.

Daniel’s Australian musical theatre highlights have seen him play ’Samuel Seabury’ and u/s ‘King George III’ in the original Australian company of Hamilton (MCG) and perform the role of ‘Tony’ in West Side Story (Opera Australia/GWB) to rave reviews across Australia, New Zealand and Germany including at the iconic Sydney Opera House & Berlin Opera House. Other Australian theatre credits include; ‘Al Deluca’ in A Chorus Line(Darlinghurst Theatre Company); ‘Elder Young’ in the original Australian company of The Book of Mormon (GFO); ‘The Rum Tum Tugger’ in the Australian & New Zealand revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS (The Really Useful Group); ‘The Ziegfeld Tenor’ in Funny Girl (The Production Company); ‘Luke’ in the world premiere of The Gathering (Vic Theatre Company); Follies in Concert (StoreyBoard Entertainment); and Curtains (The Production Company).

Daniel is a proud recipient of the prestigious Rob Guest Endowment Award in Australia, which led to opportunities to perform internationally. He has also appeared on televised performances for ABC News Breakfast, NYE: The Early Night Show, Carols in The Domain, Carols By Candlelight, The ARIA Awards and Twisted Broadway concerts.

Over the last couple of years, Daniel produced, co-wrote, and performed alongside his sister, Chiara, in Siblingship which was awarded the winner of ‘Best Cabaret’ in BroadwayWorld Australia Awards 2020. Siblingship played to sold-out audiences across major Australian cities. He also premiered his solo cabaret, Songs Unsung, which he performed across Sydney, in Sole Sessions, at Claire’s Kitchen and the Darlinghurst Theatre Company’s Red Carpet Cabaret.

Since moving to New York, Daniel’s credits include; the New York City Centre Encores! production of The Light in the Piazza, The MUNY’s West Side Story, and his NYC solo show debut, The Road from Oz at Broadway’s Supper Club Feinstein’s/ 54 Below.

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