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Singer Daniel wins chance to perform with top Broadway composer
A performing arts student from Bradford beat off competition from thousands of hopefuls to perform alongside a Broadway composer at a concert this weekend.
Daniel Gregory, 21, a third year musical theatre student at Performance Preparation Academy in Guildford, won composer Jonathan Reid Gealt’s coveted singing competition with his rendition of a song called Quiet from the composer’s album Here For You.
He beat thousands of online entries submitted over summer to perform alongside Mr Reid Gealt at a special concert taking place at St James’s Theatre, London, tomorrow.
The concert, showcasing new musical theatre songs, will feature Daniel singing Mr Reid Gealt’s track I Won’t Have To Anymore. He will appear alongside West End stars such as Summer Strallen.
“It was the scariest moment of my life, but after that I knew that I wanted to be a performer,” said Daniel. “When I found out I had won the competition to sing I Won’t Have to Anymore, one of Jonathan Reid Gealt's songs, on stage with him I was in shock.
“It didn’t actually kick in until I received the sheet music from him personally. It’s going to be the biggest night of my life and career to date – I can’t wait to get up there and give it my best.”
Daniel’s next role is Dandini in Cinderella at the Spa Theatre, Bridlington, this Christmas.
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