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Darius Jordan Lee
Darius Jordan Lee was born in Livingston New Jersey, at Saint Barnabas hospital, raised in Newark, and has lived in Union, New Jersey since 2002. He began to pursue interests in the theater, music and the arts in high school as a result of a football injury in middle school. The competitiveness of football was inspiring and instrumental to his development, and led to him pursuing the arts instead in high school and college.
With a BFA in Musical Theatre from Montclair State University, he is best known for his portrayal as Macheath at the Alexander Kasser Theatre in Montclair New Jersey, which was directed by Mark Hardy. In the Baristanet article by Stefanie Sears, she raves about the actors in the Threepenny Opera production , but informs you that "Lee is a standout as Macheath". When Darius played the role of Seaweed at the Mayo Performing Arts Center production of Hairspary, the MorristownGreen Article praised him saying, "the super-cool Seaweed delivers highlight moments...a drama student at Montclair State University with slick dance moves. He also was apart of WPPAC's production of Tarzan. You can find his name on playbill in the article, "Pics! First Look at White Plains Performing Arts Center's Production of Disney's Tarzan", where Monica Simoes gives great feedback. She tells you because of the performers and elements included in the show it was successful by, "making Tarzan an unforgettable theatrical experience."
Also, while at Montclair State University for Musical Theatre, where he was showcased in several productions, including Hair, in which he played the role of Hud under the direction of Gary John La Rosa, Andy Lee in 42nd Street, which was directed and choreographed by Clay James. Other college productions Darius has been seen in are Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party, A Celebration of August Wilson, and Take Flight. Darius has also been seen performing the works of contemporary musical theatre composers in various concert venues throughout Montclair, New Jersey, and New York City, including the Triad Theatre. Darius simply can not see himself doing anything else except performing, acting, singing, and dancing.