Daniel Neer enjoys a uniquely diverse career as an actor-singer with performing and interests ranging from vocal chamber music and art song to musical theater, contemporary opera and multimedia projects.
Career highlights include performances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Guggenheim Museum, Morgan Library, The Apollo, Chicago Art Institute, and festivals including Aspen, Bar Harbor, Ostrava, Prototype, Next Wave, Queens New Music, and Brooklyn BEAT. Daniel has collaborated on new works for American Repertory Theatre, New York City Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, American Opera Projects, Experiments in Opera, Center for Contemporary Opera, Miller Theater, and Music-Theatre Group, and has performed with such esteemed groups as Rebel Baroque Orchestra, Vox Vocal Ensemble, Ensemble Moto Perpetuo, Metropolis Ensemble, Two Sides Sounding, Trinity Wall Street, Ekmeles, and Mark Morris Dance Group. Broadway credits include Baz Luhrmann’s La Bohème and Coram Boy directed by Melly Still. Daniel has recorded for Dreamworks, Albany, Newport Classics and Naxos labels. He studied music and theater at The Ohio State University, University of Michigan and the Royal Academy of Music in London, England.
Recent events include the world premiere of Mata Hari by Matt Marks and Paul Peers for the 2017 Prototype Festival, produced by HERE Performance Space and Beth Morrison Productions. Daniel was an original cast member of the critically acclaimed production of Matthew Aucoin’s Crossing with American Repertory Theater in 2015, directed by Diane Paulus, with a re-mounting of the production set for the upcoming Next Wave Festival at Brooklyn Academy of Music. Daniel also recently performed excerpts of the opera-in-progress And Here We Are by composer Matt Welch and Experiments in Opera, (for which Daniel is also librettist), at Merkin Hall, following earlier workshop hearings at The Stone and Roulette. In an ongoing collaboration with composer Alex Burtzos, Daniel recently premiered the staged song set Masks, (with poetry by Daniel) in the first edition of a new chamber music series entitled THE NEW SONG at The National Opera Center, directed by Ted Gorodetzky. He also performed a new chamber work by Jennifer Bernard Merkowitz entitled Ellis Island (with poetry by Daniel) at the Battelle Fine Arts Center at Otterbein University in Ohio.