Daniel Beaty
Award-winning Actor, Singer, Writer

Reviews & Booking


“Every now and then you see a performer who jolts the senses to attention. Daniel Beaty is one of them! By the end of the performance, I was on my feet shouting like someone in church – I was so moved.”
– Ruby Dee, Legend of Stage & Screen

“Mr. Beaty’s writing for his central characters is compassionate and precise. Mr. Beaty is also a fine singer. He moves with the easy grace of a man attuned to the rhythmic impulse that links music and poetry.”
– Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

“Funnier than most serious plays and vastly smarter than most funny plays, Daniel Beaty’s Emergence-See! is the most intriguing new show of the season. Its premise is inspired.”
– Jeremy McCarter, New York Magazine

“Daniel Beaty’s explosive, affecting solo play Emergence-See! may be the most important new American drama since Angels in America
– Mark Denton, NYTheatre.com

“Did I say the monologue was seamless? It was brilliant.”
– Suzie Brozman, The Jewish Times

“He remains a moving and eloquent performer, fully convinced of the power of theater to heal hearts and change lives.”
– Wendell Brock, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“Beaty is a consummate entertainer. Beaty is a mesmerizing presence. Beaty has them in his pocket. On opening night, they responded with an enthusiastic ovation.”
– Bob Brown, Princeton Packet (Read full review here)

“Through the Night at Crossroads Theatre a triumph. As for Daniel Beaty and Through the Night, they most certainly deserve to run for years and years.”
– Peter Felicia, The Star Ledger (Read full review here)

“Daniel Beaty’s new solo work Through the Night, now at New Jersey’s Crossroads Theatre prior to a run at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, may be one of the most uplifting and inspiring pieces of theater you’ll see this year.”
– Gwen Orel, Theatermania (Read full review here)

“Three years ago audiences at Crossroads Theatre were treated to EmergenceSEE by writer-performer Daniel Beaty. Those who were fortunate enough to see him portray members of an African-American family have another opportunity to enjoy the talents of this gifted performance artist/actor who uses songs, slam poetry, lyrical riffs and even conventional dramatic devices to tell a compelling story. His new play Through the Night again uses his gifts in an extraordinary way.”
– Simon Saltzman, CurtainUp (Read full review here)


In addition to performances of his solo plays, Daniel offers poetry & music sets, motivational speeches, workshops, master classes, and residencies.

For additional information on bookings, contact Daniel.