- Country of Residence
- Language Proficiency
- English, Mandarin. Conversant: Hokkien, Cantonese & Hainanese
- Singing Capabilities as Soloist or Chorus, Voice-overs, Basic Tap Dance, Very Basic Martial Arts & Silat, Stage Make up, Driving (Class 3/A), Swimming, Oil & Watercolour Painting
A seasoned and bilingual performer for the past 15 years, Darius has more than 50 productions on stage & screen under his belt. A three-time Straits Time’s Life! Theatre Awards’ Best Supporting Actor nominee for his work in The Soldier & His Virtuous Wife (2009), Big Fool Lee (2008) & Beautiful Thing (2004), his multi-faceted versatility as an actor/singer is evident in the many varied roles he has taken.
Plays: Nine Years Theatre’s successfully sold out inauguration production of Reginald Rose’s acclaimed play Twelve Angry Men (Mandarin adaptation) where Darius played Juror #11, Very Wagnerian Night: All is Divine by Swedish director, Charlotte Engelkes for the Singapore Arts Festival 2012, Darayes Bandookwala, a 65 year old Parsi Indian man in HuM Theatre’s Prisoner of Mumbai Mansion (adaptation of Neil Simon’s The Prisoner of 2nd Avenue), Checkpoint Theatre & National University of Singapore Theatre Festival 2011- The Power of Notions/Notions of Power: Malay Romance and Royal Court, Father in SRT’s The Little Company’s The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Tun Perpatih Segalar in W!LD Rice’s & OCBC Singapore Theatre Festival 2008’s opening play, The Swordfish, then The Concubine, memorable multiple personas in Toy Factory’s Big Fool Lee 《李 大傻》(8th Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards 2008: Best Supporting Actor nomination), Chairman in Army Daze 2006, The Black’s Nanny in East Side Story, Tony in the Mandarin version of Jonathan Harvey’s Beautiful Thing 《尤物》 (4th Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards 2004: Best Supporting Actor nomination), Roy in SRT’s Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple, Lee in SRT’s Stage 2- re: Pygmalion, Man #2 in the Action Theatre’s original version of Viva! Viagra!, The First 42 Festival, Theatre Idols Series, Private Webster in Bury The Dead, Oberon/Theseus in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Musicals: The 25th anniversary of Michael Chiang’s Army Daze, where he reprise the role of The Man a role he played in the 2006 revival. W!ldrice’s glitzy production of Jerry Herman & Harvey Fierstein’s hit Broadway musical La Cage Aux Folles at the Esplanade Theatre, where he played the principal role of Dindon and also the understudy for the lead role of Albin/Zaza. Widow Wong Kee, the vivacious mother of Aladdin in W!ldrice’s 2011 pantomine Aladdin, Treasure- Cindy’s Ugly Stepsister in the W!ldrice’s 2010 revival of Cinderel-Lah!, the villainous yet comical Rickson Goh in SRT & People’s Assocication production of Dick Lee’s revamped Fried Rice Paradise, King of Hell & Pan Guan in Toy Factory’s Maha Moggallana- A Story of Filial Piety, Reg Wiloughby in Pangdemonium’s inaugural production of The Full Monty, Brandy Bong, Beauty’s eldest sister in W!ld Rice’s pantomime Beauty & The Beast, the 85 years old matriarch, Cho Cho Tan in MediaCorp VizPro’s blockbuster musical play - The Peranakan Ball, the villainous Master Lee in Theatre Practice’s hit comedy musical The Soldier & His Virtuous Wife (9th Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards 2009: Best Supporting Actor nomination), Lie Fu in Esplanade’s Huayi- Chinese Festival of the Arts 2008 opening musical, Shanghai Blues, alongside Hongkong singer, William So and he starred as Towkay Neo in the 20th Anniversary production of W!LD Rice’s Beauty World. He also created the role of The Grand Eunuch in the inaugural world premiere of Forbidden City: Portrait of An Empress, The Narrator in Sampek Engtay, Dr Anderson in the 1999 revival of Chang & Eng, The Emperor in The Nightingale, originated the role of Can’t the Slug in both staging of A Nation in Concert 1 & 2 [2005 & 2006], Shelby The Sea Snail in A Nation in Concert 3 , 3 Men & A Boot, 13 Shaolin, The Yellow Ribbon Concert 2006 and Aida Spectacular: The Verdi Opera amongst many others.
Television/Film: Teck in OkTo’s telemovie musical Christina and the Runaways, Dr Rosario in The Pupil 2, Ang in Singapore Shakes: Generosity, The Grand Master (Guest) in Singapore Shakes: The Ah Long of Merchant Road, Stage to Screen: Travelling Light with A Heavy Heart and Rouge. He also appeared in Mediacorp/Raintree Picture’s One Last Dance (茶 舞) acting opposite international actors Francis Ng and Harvey Keitel.
An accomplished singer/actor, Darius created his one-man musical cabaret, Let Me Entertain You! in 2006, at The Arts House, Old Parliament House. He was alos creator and performer in the very successful musical revue, Trainstopping: A Year in Revue 2011. He held his first mini-mini concert, Single In Singapore at The Esplanade’s Concourse, under the event FLIPSIDE! Singin’ A Different Tune in conjunction with The Singapore Arts Festival 2008. Consecutively, Darius was invited back by Esplanade in 2009, for a second FLIPSIDE! concert titled Friend Or Foe?, this time featuring him and fellow singer/actress Celine Rosa Tan. In 2011, Darius returned with his Tan Entourage: Karen Tan, Dwayne Tan, Judee Tan and Denise Tan, to Esplanade for his third FLIPSIDE! concert, Heads Or Tails? playing to full houses! Darius was also part of W!ldrice’s MAN Singapore Theatre Festival 2011 late night performance, Talk Cock Sing Song- a cabaret revue created by Mr Julian Wong. In 2012, Darius and Celine Rosa Tan return to FLIPSIDE! 2012 at the Esplanade with their musical revue, Trainstopping: Next Stop, Esplanade!
Darius is also a voiceover artist, director, host/emcee and educator.
Darius is proudly represented by FLY Entertainment.