Passing Strange’s Daniel Breaker
Interviewed by Joel Markowitz
Mar 29 –It’s Daniel Breaker’s first time in a musical, and, thanks to composer/performer Stew, the show is rocking Broadway. “Thanks to Stew’s improvisational style, each show is brand new.” Which explains the ‘Strangeheads’, those ardent fans who keep coming back for more.
Washington audiences remember two-time Helen Hayes nominated actor Daniel Breaker for his zany, high-flying performances as Dromio of Syracuse and Ariel in The Comedy of Errors and The Tempest at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in 2005 and 2006. Now, Daniel Breaker stars as “Youth” in the critically acclaimed new Broadway musical Passing Strange at The Belasco Theatre.
Daniel sits down with Joel Markowitz in his dressing room before the Saturday 8 PM performance to discuss the evolution of Passing Strange from its first workshop at Sundance Theater Lab, where he created the role, playing the lead in a new Broadway musical, and his experiences in Washington.