Daniel Neer enjoys a uniquely diverse career as a singer, librettist and lyricist. Concert appearances range from Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Merkin Concert Hall, Guggenheim Museum and Morgan Library to The Apollo, Chicago Art Institute and Aspen Music Festival. On Broadway he has performed in two original companies: the Tony-award winning production of Baz Luhrmann’s La Bohème and the UK’s National Theatre production of Coram Boy, directed by Melly Still. Other NYC collaborations include Experiments in Opera, Rebel Baroque Orchestra, Gotham Chamber Opera, Metropolis Ensemble, Vox Vocal Ensemble, Opera Slavica, Ekmeles, Two Sides Sounding, Vertical Player Repertory and Mark Morris Dance Company.
Daniel is a frequent collaborator on new works including Matt Aucoin’s Crossing (American Repertory Theater, directed by Diane Paulus), Pete Wyer’s Numinous City (Royal Opera House Covent Garden), Petr Kotik’s Many Many Women (Ostrava Days Festival, Czech Republic), Simon Bainbridge’s Tenebrae (Roulette), Douglas Cuomo’s Arjuna’s Dilemma (New York City Opera’s Vox on the Edge), Michael Dellaira’s The Secret Agent (Center for Contemporary Opera), Stephen Schwartz’s Séance on a Wet Afternoon (American Opera Projects), Chandler Carter’s Strange Fruit (Harlem School for The Arts), Yoav Gal’s Three Weeks (LABA Productions), Robinson McClellan’s BQE (Queens New Music Festival), Daniel Felsenfeld’s Bruce Bailey (BEAT Festival) and Ronnie Reshef’s The Good Dr. Windhager (The Secret Opera). He has portrayed over 100 roles in theater, opera, operetta and musical theater, receiving critical acclaim for his diverse range of characterizations, and has recorded for Dreamworks, Albany, Newport Classics and Naxos labels.
Daniel studied music and theater at The Ohio State University, University of Michigan and the Royal Academy of Music in London, England.