Introducing: Daniel Boys
Why should you be Joseph?
Ever since I can remember I have loved this show. It is such a magical, special show, and when, as a child, I was taken to see it at the London Palladium with Philip Schofield in the role, I remember being utterly mesmerised. From that moment I have wanted to play Joseph: I believe I have the experience, stamina and passion to make the part new and exciting, whilst still possessing the qualities of innocence, self belief, humbleness and inner strength, all characteristics of Joseph. To play him would be a dream come true.
Career highlight so far?
This experience certainly comes very high up in my career highlights. I feel so lucky and honoured to be taking part and to have got this far in the competition. Other highlights include playing another favourite character of mine, 'Peter Pan' in a pantomime a few years ago. 'Peter Pan' is such a beautiful, magical story and I got to fly every night! I also feel lucky to have played Tony in 'West Side Story'. I believe this is one of the greatest musicals ever written and to sing such beautiful music night after night was amazing.
I don't really have one dream role, I have several! Rusty in 'Starlight Express', Jesus in 'Jesus Christ Superstar', Marius in 'Les Miserables' and more recently Princeton in 'Avenue Q'.
I have such an eclectic taste in music, ranging from classical to cheesy pop ballads and so to pick one favourite song is very hard. A few come to mind; 'The Prayer' by Andrea Bocelli, Faure's 'Requiem', 'To where you are' by Josh Groban. My iPod has far too many songs on it!
Obviously I love to sing and act, but apart from that I love to cook, go walking, read (although not as often as I should), go to the cinema and go out for dinner with friends. I love eating, and sleeping is a favourite of mine too!
Daniel studied at the Guildford School of Acting in Surrey and gained a B.A. hons.
He has been a jobbing actor since 2001 and his work includes the tour of 'Sunset Boulevard', Russell Watson's understudy in 'War of the Worlds', Adam Rickett's understudy in 'Rent', 'Grease' in the West End as a T-Bird and lots of panto. When Daniel is not acting he works as an administrator for a cement company.