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Daniel Stoddart - Director

Daniel is one of the Hunter’s most well established performers and directors. As a co-founder of OzTheatrics, he produces the annual Junior Theatre Festival Australia, he is the Founder and CEO of Hunter Drama, and Artistic Director for The Very Popular Theatre Company. As an actor, Daniel is a multi-City of Newcastle Drama Association (CONDA) award winner, with credits including Endgame (Very Popular Theatre Company), The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (Popular Theatre Company), Mary Poppins (Metropolitan Players) and Phantom Of The Opera (Metropolitan Players). Daniel is perhaps best known as one of the stars of the publicly acclaimed Ultra Swing Lounge. As a director, his credits include Things I Know To Be True, Rock Of Ages, The Book Of Everything, Shrek The Musical, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, The BFG, Roald Dahl’s The Twits, Spring Awakening and Fantastic Mr Fox. Daniel is an AusGrid Achievement in the Arts Award recipient for his services and contribution to the arts in the Hunter Region and a Freddie G Fellowship recipient in the USA. Daniel has been awarded the keys to the city in North Carolina for his contributions to the arts in the USA and is currently working with Music Theatre International on a stage adaptation of Dot And The Kangaroo.