Darren began singing, dancing, acting and playing the piano at the age of ten and has never stopped.

He graduated from San Francisco State University with a BA in music and drama. He supported himself by playing piano in the orchestra pits of touring shows, the Berkeley Ballet Theatre School and hotel cabaret venues. He earned his Actors Equity card at the age of twenty doing an extended run of Side By Side By Sondheim at Plush Room at San Francisco’s York Hotel. After the show closed, Darren moved back to Los Angeles where he was raised and joined the West Coast Ensemble theater group in Hollywood. There, he performed as an actor and musical director and composer for original musical productions.

IMG_1039To broaden his horizons, he took to the sea on cruise ships for four years headlining his one-man show and seeing the world. Once back on land, he moved to New York City where he worked playing piano for classes at NYU and auditions at the Actor’s Equity Building. When Darren landed the role of ‘Oscar’ in the Broadway revival tour of 42nd Street, he was back on the road again. When the tour ended, Darren landed a Resident Musical Director position at Totem Pole Playhouse in Fayetteville, PA. Eleven years later, he still enjoys working there each summer.

Currently, Darren has three shows running simultaneously in Sarasota, FL. Ah, Wilderness at the Asolo Repertory Theatre, Laughing Matters at the Florida Studio Theatre and La Cage Aux Folles at the Players Theatre. His film credits include; Atlas Shrugged-Part II in the role of Richard Halley and The Meat Puppet, the role of Joel Kelly. While his love for music and the stage keeps
him traveling the country performing and directing regionally, his respect for his family lineage keeps him humble AND proud.