Daniel Schwait, vocals
Marc irwin, piano
Baltimore native, DANIEL SCHWAIT has been described as having “a talent beyond his years” by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. His stage roles include two productions with New York City Center Encores! Annie Get Your Gun starring Megan Hilty, and as The Cashier/ Townsperson in the highly acclaimed revival of Frank Loesser's The Most Happy Fella! directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw and starring Shuler Hensley, Laura Benanti, and Cheyenne Jackson. Prior to that, he appeared in the Matz Jupiter Theater and Theatre Aspen’s productions of Les Misérables as the Foreman, Coufeyrac and understudy for Javert. Past roles include the title role in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Terry Connor (Side Show) at Seattle’s ArtsWest Playhouse, Boy 2 (Trouble in Tahiti), Kurt Weill (September Songs: The Life and Legacy of Kurt Weill) and Tateh (Ragtime).
In the spring of 2016, Daniel released a solo album, Blame It on My Youth which is available on Amazon, iTunes, and CDBaby.
A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, Daniel performed regularly for five seasons with the Oratorio Society of New York and the choir of The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York City. Recently he performed the Carnegie Hall premiere of Osvaldo Golijov’s La Pasión Según San Marcos with the Schola Cantorum di Venezuela and Robert Spano. The performance was broadcast live on New York’s WQXR and is available for streaming on its website.
Other performance highlights include: the New York premiere of Andrew Lippa’s oratorio I Am Harvey Milk with Kristin Chenoweth, a concert celebrating the release of Carol J. Oja’s new book Bernstein Meets Broadway: Collaborative Art in a Time of War featuring Phyllis Newman, the world premiere of Joshua Schmidt’s American Grassroots Melancholy with Judith Clurman and Essential Voices USA; William Walton’s Henry V Suite narrated by Christopher Plummer, and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the New York Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert; the US premiere of Karl Jenkins’ The Peacemakers, conducted by the composer; Beautiful Girls: The Music of Stephen Sondheim, featuring Marin Mazzie, Donna McKechnie, Zoe Caldwell, directed by Lonny Price, and conducted by Paul Gemignani, celebrating Stephen Sondheim’s 80th birthday; and Film Night at Tanglewood Celebrates Indiana Jones with Steven Spielberg and John Williams conducting The Boston Pops.
In addition, Daniel has sung with Musica Sacra, The Baltimore Symphony, The Baltimore Pops, and The Manhattan School of Music Sinfonia. He has also performed at 54 Below, Manhattan School of Music, An Die Musik Live, and The Verdi Square Festival of the Arts. Upcoming performances include the Roman Sentinel on George Bernard Shaw's Caesar and Cleopatra at Symphony Space in New York.
Tickets: $20 in advance/$23 at door /$10 full-time students with ID