DANIEL NEUMANN as COLONEL PARKER
Born and raised in Besigheim, which is located next to Stuttgart and one of the most beautiful wine growing cities in Germany, Daniel Neumann already went on stage when he was a little boy - no wonder his career aspirations seemed clear pretty soon. After completing the A-levels he was trained in acting, singing and dancing at the Musical and Drama School in Freiburg.
In 2010, during his apprenticeship, he already went on stage as ‘The Big Bopper’ for ‘That’ll be the day – Das Buddy Holly Musical’ – a Stars in Concert production at the Estrel Festival Center in Berlin.
During the following years he used to have engagements in Freiburg and Stuttgart, for example as ‘Max Bialystock’ in a musical by Mel Brooks called ‘The Producers’, as ‘Yvan’ in Yasmina Reza’s ‘Kunst’, as ‘Adam’ in Neil LaBute’s ‘Das Maß der Dinge’ and many more.
Since 2012 Daniel has been working as singing teacher and producer. For example ‘Die Spielverderber’ by Michael Ende, ‘no(r)way.today’ by Igor Bauersima, ‘Footloose’ by Dean Pitchford, ‘Spring Awakening’ by Dunkan Sheik, ‘Einer flog über das Kuckucksnest’ by Dale Wasserman or the production of Bodo Wartke’s ‘König Ödipus’, which was honoured with the LAMATHEA, the state prize of Baden-Württemberg, as best production working together with children and adolescents.
Before Daniel slipped into the role of Elvis’ smarmy manager ‘Colonel Parker’, he had been performing on stage in Wladimir Kaminer’s ‘Russsendisko’ as well as in Moliéres ‘Don Juan’ at the Theatre Atelier in Stuttgart.