Meet Daniel Scott Walton as Jack in Newsies!

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Posted by: Pia Haas on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 12:00:00 am

I Grew up in Upstate New York, Rochester area with my Mom, Dad, and brother, Michael. I went to school in Brockport, just outside of Rochester. I Have always been heavily involved in music and theatre, performing in many plays/musicals 

Theatre was always in my bones. Loved playing different characters, dancing and singing around the house like a lunatic. All of my teachers over the years have been great mentors to me, but I particularly owe my college voice teacher, Kerry Deal, a tremendous amount of gratitude. Over the course of my 4 years at school, she patiently helped me find the voice that I am very proud of today.  She helped me break down the walls that I never thought possible.  

Funny story. Newsies was the very first musical that I performed in as a 12-year-old. A local community theatre put on a kids version of the movie, and I played Davey. I completely fell in love with the musical, I think I sang the songs around the house for the next 2 years non-stop. I then got to be in the show again 2 years ago at Tuacahn Center of the Arts in St. George, Utah. I played Davey and understudied Jack Kelly. So. this is my third official time in the show and it still doesn't get old. I feel very fortunate that I have gotten the chance to play both Davey and Jack. 

I performed as Frank Schultz in Show Boat at WBT 3 years ago here at WBT, as well as two of the previous Christmas shows.  I love working here, the WBT family have been very great to me, we tease each other constantly and it always feels like home. 

I did know the movie. I performed a staged version of the movie over a decade ago and that is when I first saw the movie. I loved what they did when they finally made it into a full stage version. 

I have many favorite shows and dream roles, but a few that pop out are Miss Saigon, Come From Away, and recently Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

A few dream roles are Finch in How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying and Mark in Rent.

I am the Finance Manager of a Broadway driving company which I very much enjoy doing when I am not acting. It fuels the finance side of my brain that I definitely got from my family. I also love playing card games/board games with friends, exercise, and catching up on my guilty pleasure tv shows. 

I listen to a wide variety of music, but a few friends recently labeled my taste in music as "Underwater music". Artists like Maggie Rogers, Sara Bareilles, Troye Sivan Khalid, and Yebba are some of my favorites. 

  

 In Showboat                       In  Cristmas Inn                                  In  The Christmas Voyager

 

 

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