John Adams

John Adams

1776, Milwaukee Opera Theatre

"Daniels was galvanic, fully capturing the great fire burning within a patriot often maligned as a cantankerous and priggish fussbudget. Daniels' magnetism was up close and personal..." —MILWAUKEE JOURNAL-SENTINEL

Photo by Mark Frohna

Benedick

Benedick

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Illinois Shakespeare Festival

"Prentice's sharp-tongued Beatrice and Daniels' swashbuckling Benedick love each other because they love to argue. They do so here with panache, and it's fun to watch — as are the over-the-top scenes in which Benedick and then Beatrice are easily gulled" —MILWAUKEE JOURNAL-SENTINEL

"Daniels... got as many laughs as I’ve ever heard in this play." —ONMILWAUKEE.COM

"Matt Daniels as Benedick is riveting" —THE PANTAGRAPH

Photo by Pete Guither

Kerr

Kerr

CHESAPEAKE, In Tandem Theatre

"...a virtuoso performance" —TOM STRINI WRITES

"A glorious example of a man in total control and at exquisite peace with his craft... One of the top ten productions of 2013-14" —ONMILWAUKEE.COM

"Incredible... A stand out performance" —BROADWAYWORLD.COM

"Daniels does a brilliant job of keeping it emotionally genuine" —SHEPHERD-EXPRESS

Photo by Ross Zentner

Older Reuven

Older Reuven

THE CHOSEN, In Tandem Theatre

"The tone of the understated drama is set in motion only by the badly needed, expert performance of Matt Daniels" —SHEPHERD-EXPRESS

Photo by Mark Frohna

Phileas Fogg

Phileas Fogg

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS, Milwaukee Chamber Theater

"Matt Daniels cuts a stylish form in the role of Phileas Fogg" —SHEPHERD-EXPRESS

"His focus is laser-hot" —PHOOLEWORLD

Photo by Jason Fassl

Petruchio

Petruchio

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, Milwaukee Shakespeare

“Daniels really did one hell of a job with the character. He’s flamboyant, yes... and he delivers the cocky, humorous lines of his character really well. He counterweights this with a mean, dramatic streak that is seldom seen...” —ONMILWAUKEE.COM

Photo by Lila Aryan

Antipholus of Syracuse

Antipholus of Syracuse

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, Milwaukee Shakespeare

“First-class work.” —MILWAUKEE JOURNAL-SENTINAL

“Charming and funny." —ONMILWAUKEE.COM

Photo by Lila Aryan

Bacchus

Bacchus

BACCHUS, Metropolitan Theater Co.

"Matt Daniels is a creepily sensual Bacchus..." —THE NEW YORKER

"Portrayed with an almost carnal rawness..." —NYTHEATRE.COM

Photo by Alex Roe.

Bolingbroke

Bolingbroke

RICHARD II, Milwaukee Shakespeare

"Triumphant" —MILWAUKEE JOURNAL-SENTINEL

"Daniels’ strong, silent presence beyond the lines galvanizes his performance.” —ONMILWAUKEE.COM

"Matt Daniels gives a strong, stoic portrayal of the enigmatic Bolingbroke, the future King Henry.” —GMTODAY

Photo by Lila Aryan.

Jeeves

Jeeves

JEEVES TAKES A BOW, Milwaukee Chamber Theater

"Daniels is as sharp as ever in the role of Jeeves." —SHEPHERD EXPRESS

"Having mastered the role over five years and two productions, Daniels has the comic timing of Jeeves down perfectly." —WISCONSIN GAZETTE

"The ultimate Jeeves... [Daniels] delivers in his impeccable fashion." —GMTODAY

"Daniels uses his smooth physical talents to make its seem that Jeeves is everywhere... his deadpan intonations land with perfect reserve and crack timing." —MILWAUKEE MAGAZINE

"Matt Daniels as Jeeves glides deftly, poses expertly and sneers perfectly." —URBANMILWAUKEEDIAL

Jeeves

Jeeves

JEEVES IN BLOOM, Milwaukee Chamber Theater

"Daniels is simply too fun to watch." —THIRD COAST DIGEST

Matt Daniels returns to the role of Jeeves in great form. He manifests a studied perfection in the role that allows him to make maximum impact with minimal presence onstage. —SHEPHERD-EXPRESS

"...Another solid comic performance... Daniels moves around the stage with stealth and elegance... the perfect cup of tea. —MILWAUKEE MAGAZINE

Daniels' Jeeves handles it all with imperturbable aplomb, leaving his voice... to add a few curves to his straight-man demeanor. —MILWAUKEE JOURNAL-SENTINAL

Jeeves

Jeeves

JEEVES INTERVENES, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

"Impressive... He is charming and always in command, mixing his dignity and wisdom with a touch of whimsy when no one is looking." —GMTODAY

"Daniels came through, playing his straight-man role to a consistently hilarious T." —MILWAUKEE JOURNAL-SENTINEL

"Expertly portrayed... Daniels admirably delivers the character’s perfection... —SHEPHERD-EXPRESS

"As Jeeves, Daniels glides through the chaos... His manner of speech is an exquisite, consistent mix of irony, sarcasm and thinly-veiled amusement. Daniels is also funny when he’s not speaking..." —THIRD COAST DIGEST

Pastor Jay

Pastor Jay

LUNA GALE, Renaissance Theaterworks

"...fine acting here from Messrs. Causey, Daniels and Sapiro..." —MILWAUKEE JOURNAL-SENTINAL

"...a superb ensemble performance from the cast...Matt Daniels is a perfect mix of genuine caring sentiment and thinly veiled religious and social patriarchy." —SHEPHERD-EXPRESS

Photo by Ross Zentner

Enobarbus

Enobarbus

ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, Illinois Shakespeare Festival

"Knockout work... Definitely a crowd favorite." —SMILE POLITELY

"The best role is Matt Daniels' conflicted Enobarbus, loyal to Antony but finding himself wavering." —SHALTZ REVIEWS

Boyet

Boyet

LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST, Illinois Shakespeare Festival

Photo by Pete Guither

Gratiano

Gratiano

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, Milwaukee Shakespeare

Photo by Lila Aryan

Adam

Adam

AS YOU LIKE IT, Michigan Shakespeare Festival

Photo © Melissa Szymke Adams.

Albert Amundson

Albert Amundson

A THOUSAND CLOWNS, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

"Perhaps one of the finest pieces of this play is the performance of Matt Daniels... the laughs start small and end in crescendo...We should all be able to move like this." —ONMILWAUKEE.COM

"Matt Daniels creates comically defined precision in the role of social worker Albert." —SHEPHERD-EXPRESS

"And the reliable Matt Daniels plays an absurdly uptight bureaucrat with great sympathy." —MILWAUKEE EXAMINER

Photo by Mark Frohna

Rajev The Greybeard

Rajev The Greybeard

THE SNOW, First Stage

"Matt Daniels... appears brilliantly, in several roles" —OZAUKEE LIVING LOCAL

Photo © Paul Ruffolo

Boss Elf

Boss Elf

RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER™, First Stage

"These characters are both funny... and in Daniels’ hands, they’re both memorable." —MILWAUKEE JOURNAL-SENTINAL

"So fun to watch." —SHEPHERD-EXPRESS

"A special word must go to Matt Daniels... We would be hard-pressed to find an actor who moves with such precision and abandon anywhere in the theater." —ONMILWAUKEE.COM

Photo © Paul Ruffolo

Mr. Locks

Mr. Locks

GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS, First Stage

"Charming... handled with the right sense of fun." —SHEPHERD-EXPRESS

Photo © Paul Ruffolo

Mrs. Whatsit

Mrs. Whatsit

A WRINKLE IN TIME, First Stage

"The audience-pleasing Matt Daniels earns the biggest laughs as the slightly crazed, oddly dressed Mrs. Whatsit. His voice and mannerisms are a treat to watch." —SHEPHERD EXPRESS

Photo by Ross Zentner

Mrs. Whatsit as the Pegasus Creature

Mrs. Whatsit as the Pegasus Creature

A WRINKLE IN TIME, First Stage

Photo by Ross Zentner

Tyrrel

Tyrrel

RICHARD III, Notre Dame Shakespeare

Photo by Jeremy Floyd

Fluellen

Fluellen

HENRY V, Illinos Shakespeare Festival

Photo by Pete Guither

General George Pickett

General George Pickett

THE KILLER ANGELS, Michigan Shakespeare Festival

Photo by Melissa Szymke Adams

Nixon

Nixon

44 PLAYS FOR 44 PRESIDENTS, Forward Theater

Photo by Zane Williams

Jane Twisden

Jane Twisden

THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP Lake Geneva Theater Co

Photo by Mark Frohna

Lord Edgar Hillcrest

Lord Edgar Hillcrest

THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP Lake Geneva Theater Co

Photo by Mark Frohna

Mowbray

Mowbray

RICHARD II, Michigan Shakespeare Festival

Photo © David Blixt

Snoopy

Snoopy

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS, First Stage

"Daniels' Snoopy continually interrupts proceedings with the reckless abandon of a commedia clown... The highlight involves Snoopy doing battle with a folding chair, showcasing Daniels' always strong physical acting." —MILWAUKEE JOURNAL-SENTINEL

"Part clown and part Charlie Chaplin. Daniels often mesmerizes the audience with his quiet comic mayhem, a delight.." —BROWADWAYWORLD.COM

Photo by Paul Ruffolo

Snoopy

Snoopy

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS, First Stage

"The kids couldn't get enough of him... This is not an easy role, but Daniels does it with consummate ease. The truest test of skill is when you can make the hard look easy." —ONMILWAUKEE.COM

"Snoopy was the biggest feature and very well-played by Matt Daniels. He cavorted around comfortably, offering much physical humor." —GMTODAY.COM

Photo by Paul Ruffolo

Dogberry

Dogberry

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Illinois Shakespeare Festival

“Words fail me here.  You’ll have to see it for yourself: funny stuff indeed.” —THE PANTAGRAPH

“Hilarious... It’s inspired comedy.” —THE CHAMPAIGN NEWS-GAZETTE

"Dogberry and his watchmen are the slapstick crowd pleasers...The ovation they receive from the audience at curtain call is stirring on a sweltering summer night." —SHALTZ REVIEWS

Photo by Pete Guither

Dogberry

Dogberry

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, North Carolina Shakespeare Festival

“Matt Daniels, as Dogberry the puffed-up constable, is a show unto himself.” —WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL

Photo by Nyght Falcon

Lottie Obligatto

Lottie Obligatto

SCROOGE IN ROUGE, In Tandem Theatre

"The bright shining star in this Scrooge in Rouge belongs to Matt Daniels... literally pitch-perfect in tone and movement... gets the laugh each and every time." —WISCONSIN GAZETTE

Photo by Mark Frohna

Lottie as Hermione

Lottie as Hermione

SCROOGE IN ROUGE, In Tandem Theatre

"Matt Daniels was the star of the show... Despite his size, he can sashay around the stage, dance and sing and be coquettish -- with a strange mix of believability and irony."  —GMTODAY

"Matt Daniels uses falsies and a killer falsetto to nail Dickens' sentimentalized notions of women, in hilarious, scene-stealing incarnations of various female characters." —MILWAUKEE JOURNAL-SENTINEL

Photo by Mark Frohna

Lottie as Fezziwig

Lottie as Fezziwig

SCROOGE IN ROUGE, In Tandem Theatre

"Absolutely hysterical. Daniels uses his entire body for comedic effect...an artist of slapstick. —THIRD COAST DIGEST

Photo by Mark Frohna

Lottie as Mrs. Piles

Lottie as Mrs. Piles

SCROOGE IN ROUGE, In Tandem Theatre

"It's Daniels who deliberately, gleefully and routinely steals scenes. A strong falsetto voice, an outlandish giggle and an absurd take on a British accent round out the humor of his character." —MILWAUKEE JOURNAL-SENTINAL

"Matt Daniels nails the style with absolute precision." —ONMILWAUKEE.COM

Photo by Mark Frohna

Lottie as Christmas Present

Lottie as Christmas Present

SCROOGE IN ROUGE, In Tandem Theatre

"The meatiest role is devoured with aplomb by Matt Daniels, whose bumbling, buxom Lottie had the audience roaring with each pratfall and miscue. His Ghost of Christmas Present, especially... had the audience gasping for air." —SHEPHERD-EXPRESS

Photo by Mark Frohna

Zeke

Zeke

FASHION, Metropolitan Playhouse

“The ace up Roe's casting sleeve is the remarkable Matt Daniels as Zeke.” —NYTHEATRE.COM

Photo by Ken Jacobsen

Bottom

Bottom

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Gorilla Rep

"As Bottom, Matt Daniels is absolutely insane... It was lovely." —SHOW BUSINESS WEEKLY

Photo by Benjamin Heller

The Man With Red Eyes

The Man With Red Eyes

A WRINKLE IN TIME, First Stage

Matt Daniels gets a lion’s share of laughs as the eccentric Mrs. Whatsit, and equally draws shivers as the sinister Man with Red Eyes. —MILWAUKEE EXAMINER

The Duke/Dr. Carrasco

The Duke/Dr. Carrasco

MAN OF LA MANCHA, Milwaukee Repertory Theater

"...a spectacular Rep debut for a Milwaukee actor." —ONMILWAUKEE.COM

"It’s a great part for Matt Daniels, adding texture to a character that could easily present as only and ever singly dimensioned.  It’s an auspicious Rep debut." —MILWAUKEE JOURNAL-SENTINAL

Photo by Michael Brosilow

Bullard

Bullard

A MIDNIGHT CRY, First Stage

"Matt Daniels continues his string of superlative performances in Milwaukee... he has established himself at the top of the acting pyramid." —ONMILWAUKEE.COM

Photo © Paul Ruffolo

Lord Farquaad

Lord Farquaad

SHREK THE MUSICAL, First Stage

"One of the best in this city – He brings depth and distinction to the good lord, and deserves every laugh and hand clap he gets." —ONMILWAUKEE.COM

"Exquisite comic timing." —SHEPHERD-EXPRESS

Photo © Paul Ruffolo

Lord Farquaad

Lord Farquaad

SHREK THE MUSICAL, First Stage

"Marvelous" —BROADWAYWORLD.COM

"An incredible, funhouse mirror performance" —MILWAUKEE JOURNAL-SENTINEL

Photo © Paul Ruffolo

Wolfie

Wolfie

AESOP'S FABLES, First Stage

"Talented comic actor Matt Daniels brings a pleasant, commanding presence to the show." —SHEPHERD-EXPRESS

Photo by Mark Frohna

Edmund

Edmund

KING LEAR, North Carolina Shakespeare Festival

Photo by Nyght Falcon