Stories & Cast Interviews

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Meet Daniel Scott Walton as Frank Schultz in Show Boat

Posted by: Pia Haas on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

                                                  Daniel (as Frank) with Amanda Pulcini (as Ellie)

I grew up in upstate New York, in the Rochester area.  I have been doing theatre my entire life among a family of sports fanatics.  

I have been doing theatre my entire life.  I don't remember specifically how it started although when I was very young, I used to run around the house singing opera as loud and for as long as I could.  This gave my parents the idea to put me into dance, theatre, and singing lessons.  

I learned a great deal about Show Boat in college in my History of musical theatre class.  This musical was a turning point in American History of the theatre.  I am very excited to be performing in what is considered the first integrated musical in American Theatre.  

Stage Musicals being made into movie/tv musicals?  I personally love performing in live theatre.  I think there is truly nothing else like it and I think it is very important for people to see live theatre.  With that being said,  I do love when stage musicals are made into tv/movies because it provides another outlet for the world to see the musicals and everything they can offer.

I have never worked at WBT before! I am a very excited newcomer and very excited to be making my WBT with this classic show!

Some favorite shows include Once, The Light in the Piazza, White Christmas, The Book of Mormon, and I have to include the new musical Waitress, with music by Sara Bareilles which was truly unbelievable and completely moving.  I would have to say my dream role at the moment would have to be J. Pierrepont Finch in How to Succeed....

When you're not on stage, I enjoy playing every type of game that you could possibly think of! Card games, board games, party name it...I probably love it.  I am also a professional bingo player. 

I very often put anything written by Sara Bareilles on repeat on my phone whenever I need music, lol.