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Darren Lee


Currently: King of Siam in The King and I UK Tour.

Darren was most recently seen as: Jiang in the world premiere of Jason Ma’s Gold Mountain (Utah Shakespeare Festival) and as The King of Siam in the US national tour of The King and I.

Born in Southern CA, Mr. Lee began his career in the entertainment industry at the age of 11 on Jr. Star Search. Shortly thereafter he became a series regular on Kid’s Incorporated, a Disney Channel Favorite. Before relocating to New York to pursue a career in theatre, Darren danced with Paula Abdul and Elton John for Diet Coke and appeared on the Annual Academy Awards.

Broadway performing credits include: Chicago, Guys and Dolls, and in the original companies of Allegiance; Shogun the Musical; Miss Saigon; Victor/Victoria with Julie Andrews; Kiss Me, Kate; On the Town; Seussical the Musical; Pacific Overtures and Thoroughly Modern Millie.

Other Broadway work includes: Associate Choreographer on Pacific Overtures.

New York City director/choreographer credits include: 24 Hour Musicals (Orchard Project); History of War (NYMF); Heading East starring B.D. Wong (Asia Society); The Report and Bronx Express (Fringe Festival); Hair (Wagner College); Black Tom Island (Art House Productions); Andy Warhol Was Right (NYMF); Hidden Sky, BRAIN. STORM. (Prospect Theatre); Reemergence (On The Quays); An Ideal Husband (Irish Repertory Theatre) and Stephen Sondheim’s 75th Birthday Celebration (New Amsterdam).

Other US director/choreographer credits include: the world premiere of B.D. Wong and Wayne Barker’s Mr. Holland’s Opus and Victor/Victoria (Ogunquit Playhouse); The Music Man (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Once on This Island and South Pacific (Olney Theatre Center); Miss Saigon (St. Louis MUNY, Paper Mill Playhouse, Music Theatre of Wichita); Smokey Joe’s Café, Jesus Christ Superstar, Jersey Boys (Music Theatre of Wichita); Kiss Me Kate (Glimmerglass Opera Festival); Herringbone starring B.D. Wong (La Jolla Playhouse, McCarter Theatre, Williamstown Shakespeare Festival); Up in the Air (Japan Festival, Kennedy Center); Thoroughly Modern Millie (Diamond Head Theatre, Hawaii); Chicago (Little Theatre on the Square, Riverside Theatre, Vero Beach, Florida); Carnival (UNLV); Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Westchester Broadway, New York); Pacific Overtures (North Shore, Cincinnati Playhouse, Atlanta Alliance); Jesus Christ Superstar, Aida, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Fantasticks, Little Shop of Horrors and Godspell (MUNY); Guys and Dolls (Trinity University, Texas); High School Musical (Lyric Theatre, La Comedia, Casa Manana); High School Musical 2 (Lyric Theatre); Christmas with the Symphony 2007-2009 (Omaha Symphony) and Tis The Season 2017-2018 (South Dakota Symphony); Tableau, Playback, Ever After, Sound Stage and All For Love (Holland America Cruise Line); Disney Wishes! (Disney Cruise Line).

Film credits include: Razor in Hackers, opposite Angelina Jolie, Woody Allen’s Everyone Says I Love You, Sisters with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, featured dancer in the Best Picture Academy Award winning Chicago alongside Renée Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Darren is currently in development as the director/choreographer for the world premieres of the new musicals, The Tale of the Gifted Prince by Lezlie Wade and Daniel Green and Tiananmen by Scott Elmegreen and Drew Fornarola.

Film Set

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