de Haas, Darius 1968–

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de HAAS, Darius 1968–


Born September 29, 1968, in Chicago, IL; son of Eddie de Haas (a musician) and Geraldine Bey (a singer and producer); brother of Aisha de Haas (a singer and actress). Education: Studied music and theatre at Columbia College; studied drama at American Musical and Dramatic Academy.

Addresses: Agent—Lally Talent Agency, 630 Ninth Ave., Suite 800, New York, NY 10036.

Career: Actor. Broadway Inspirational Voices (BIV) Choir, member; Obie awards, Village Voice, guest judge, 2002; concert and cabaret performer at various venues, including Carnegie Hall, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Aaron Davis Hall, Joe's Pub, and the Russian Tea Room, all New York City; performer and presenter at awards presentations; performer on the R Family inaugural cruise aboard Norwegian Dawn, 2004; performer at benefits.

Awards, Honors: Obie Award, Village Voice, best actor, 1999, for Running Man; AUDELCO Award nomination, c. 2000; Bistro Award, Backstage magazine, outstanding achievement, 2003, for Day Dream: Variations on Strayhorn.


Stage Appearances:

Cry the Beloved Country, Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL, 1993.

Five Guys Named Moe, Candlelight Dinner Playhouse, Summit, IL, 1993.

Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well..., Cincinnati Playhouse, Cincinnati, OH, 1993.

Enoch Snow, Carousel, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 1994–1995.

Kiss of the Spider Woman, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, c. 1994–1995.

I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky, 1995.

Swing performer and understudy for Tom Collins, Benjamin Coffin III, and Angel Schunard, Rent, Nederlander Theatre, New York City, beginning 1996.

Cain and Japeth, Children of Eden, Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, NJ, 1997.

Jesus Christ Superstar, New York University, 1998.

Once on This Island, Music Theatre, Wichita, KS, 1998.

Saturn Returns, Public Theatre, New York City, 1998, later known as Myths and Hymns.

Up, Up and Away: The Music of Jimmy Webb, Paper Mill Playhouse, 1998.

The Bacchae, 92nd Street Y, New York City, 1999.

The Gershwins' Fascinating Rhythm, Longacre Theatre, New York City, 1999.

Paris L'Adrese, Marie Christine, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 1999–2000.

Gregory, The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, Playwrights' Horizons Theatre, New York City, 2000.

Title role, Running Man, Music Theatre Group, Here, New York City, beginning c. 1999 then Duffin Theatre, Lenox, MA, 2000.

Fire at Keaton's Bar & Grill (concert), St. Ann's Warehouse, Brooklyn, New York City, and Royal Festival Hall, London, both 2000.

C. C. White, Dreamgirls (benefit concert), Ford Center for the Performing Arts, New York City, 2001.

At Harlem's Height (concert), New York Festival of Song, Moab Music Festival, Moab, UT, 2001.

Day Dream: Variations on Strayhorn, American Songbook Series, Lincoln Center, New York City, later Arci's Place, New York City, both 2001.

Lyrics & Lyricists, 92nd Street Y, 2001.

Only Heaven, Dayton, OH, 2002.

E. Faye Butler, Ain't Misbehavin', Paper Mill Playhouse, 2003.

Frankie Lymon, Why Do Fools Fall in Love (staged reading), New York City, 2003.

Jeweler, The Blue Demon, Huntington Theatre Company, Boston University Theatre, Boston, MA, 2003.

Blast from the Past (benefit concert), New York City, 2003.

The Broadway Musicals of 1939 (concert), Broadway by the Year Series, The Town Hall, New York City, 2003.

Bubbling Brown Sugar (concert), 2003.

Children of Eden (benefit concert), Riverside Church, 2003.

City Center 60th Anniversary Encores! Bash, City Center, New York City, 2003.

Great Joy—A Gospel Christmas (benefit concerts), 2003.

Neo (benefit concert), York Theatre at Saint Peter's, New York City, 2003.

Lost Tribes of Vaudeville (concert), 2003 and 2004.

The Broadway Musicals of 1935, Broadway by the Year Series, The Town Hall, 2004.

Broadway Unplugged (concert), The Town Hall, 2004.

Cabaret & Main, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Adams Memorial Theatre, Williamstown, MA, 2004.

Duke Ellington: Sacred Concert (concert), Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, 2004.

Musicals in Mufti: Weird Romance, York Theatre at Saint Peter's, 2004.

Never Gonna Dance, The Town Hall, 2004.

Wonder: The Songs of Stevie Wonder (cabaret), American Songbook Series, Lincoln Center, also Stanley H. Kaplan Playhouse, New York City, both 2004.

Appeared in Rumplestiltskin.

Major Tours:

Heartstrings, U.S. cities, 1992.

Once on This Island, U.S. cites, 1993.

Film Appearances:

Extra, Malcolm X (also known as X), Warner Bros., 1992.

Ensemble vocals, Anastasia (animated), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1997.

Chicago (also known as Chicago: The Musical), Miramax, 2002.

Martin & Orloff, Spit & Glue Distribution/Harlem Films/Cineblast Productions, 2002.

Television Appearances; Specials:

My Favorite Broadway: The Love Songs, PBS, 2001.

Only Heaven, PBS, 2003.

Appeared in The Rosie O'Donnell Christmas Special.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 54th Annual Tony Awards, 2000.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Today (also known as NBC News Today and The Today Show), NBC, 1994.

Life 360, PBS, 2001.

Appeared in In the Life, PBS.



(With others) Bright Eyed Joy: The Songs of Ricky Ian Gordon (also known as Bright Eyed Joy), Nonesuch, 2001.

(With others) Anthems in Disguise, Resmiranda Records, 2003.

With others, also appeared in Grace, DMP Records.

Soundtrack Albums:

Children of Eden, RCA, 1998.

I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky, Nonesuch, 1998.

Myths and Hymns (originally known as Saturn Returns), Nonesuch, 1999.

Fire at Keaton's Bar & Grill, Six Degrees, 2000.

Marie Christine 1999 Broadway cast), RCA, 2000.

Day Dream: Variations on Strayhorn, P.S. Classics, 2002.

Dreamgirls in Concert 2001 concert cast), Nonesuch, 2002.

Only Heaven: A Musical Work by Ricky Ian Gordon Based on the Poetry of Langston Hughes (also known as Only Heaven), P.S. Classics, 2002.

Great Joy—A Gospel Christmas (benefit concerts), Sh–K Boom Records, 2003.

(With others) The Broadway Musicals of 1939, Bayview Recording Company, 2004.

Also appeared in Carousel, Kiss of the Spider Woman, and Rent.



Talkin' Broadway,, August 3, 2004.

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