“A tour de force to be reckoned with…”, “Major props also go to Darius Tan for carrying the show with his dynamic and energetic performance… with more panache, more vocal prowess…”, “the prolific bilingual actor was extravagantly hysterical…”, “The true scene-stealer, Darius Tan…”
The year 2018 marks Darius’ 23 years in the business of acting and entertaining. A seasoned and effectively bilingual actor, Darius has done more than 60 productions on stage & screen and is a recognizable face in the industry.
Thrice nominated Life! Theatre Awards’ Best Supporting Actor (The Soldier & His Virtuous Wife , Big Fool Lee  & Beautiful Thing ) and recently, he was awarded Best Ensemble for Life! Theatre Awards 2014 for his work in Nine Years Theatre’s critically acclaimed adaptation of Reginald Rose’s Twelve Angry Men , his multifaceted versatility as an actor/singer is evident in the varied roles he has taken.
Recent stage credits include King Bull in the hilarious re-run of Monkey Goes West by Wildrice, the pivotal role of King Yama in the revival of Liao Zhai Rocks! by The Theatre Practice, principal role of Orgon, the overly pious father in Nine Years Theatre’s Mandarin adaption of French master Moliere’s Tartuffe. Madam Kia Shu Kween, the overzealous mother of Aloysius Jin in the hit musical version of Ah Boys To Men: The Musical by Running into The Sun, The Arts House 10th Anniversary show- The Next Page, the coveted role of the pantomime dame, Widow Lucy Neo in W!ldrice’s revamped version of Jack & the Bean-Sprout 2013, Mulan for the Chinese Theatre Festival 2013 (Theatre Practice), Army Daze where he reprised the role of The Man again (Simplyworks), a guest role in Pursuant: A New Musical (Singapore Lyric Opera), Juror #11 in Nine Years Theatre’s inaugural and critically acclaimed Mandarin adaptation of Twelve Angry Men, Widow Wong Kee in Aladdin 2011, Treasure in Cinderel-Lah!, Brandy Bong in Beauty & The Beast, Towkay Neo in Beauty World, Tun Perpatih Segalar in The Swordfish, then The Concubine (W!LDRice), Rickson Goh in Fried Rice Paradise, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Roy in The Odd Couple, The Grand Eunuch in the inaugural production of Forbidden City (SRT), King of Hell and Pan Guan in Maha Moggallana, Chocho Tan in The Peranakan Ball, Lie Fu in Shanghai Blues, Chairman in Army Daze, East Side Story (Toy Factory), Wagnerian Night: All Is Divine a musical showcase with Swedish director/actor Charlotte Engelkes (Singapore Arts Festival 2012), Trainstopping: A Year In Revue 2011 by (Sightlines Productions), Reg Wiloughby in The Full Monty (Pangdemonium), Mulan, Narrator in Sampek Engtay (Theatre Practice), Chang & Eng, Viva! Viagra! (Action Theatre), Darayes Bandookwalla in The Prisoner of Mumbai Mansion (HuM Theatre), Power of Notions/Notions of Power (Checkpoint Theatre) amongst many others.
Television and film credits include Mediacorp Ch 5’s mockumentary Us Daily, Toggle’s Love by Numbers, Toggle’s True Lies 大话精, a recurring role of Desmond in the comedy Rojak, Slick Rick in WACHEEW!- Kungfu Kitchen, an OKto telemovie, guest role in TOGGLE’s Run Rachael Run, Toggle’s parody Tumbling Homeland, WAWA Film’s The Revenge Queen, Crescendo, Ochre Picture’s Stars & Crescendoes, Mediacorp 8’s blockbuster trilogy- The Journey 3: Our Homeland, the leading role of Pietro Lee in BossaBoys for Okto, The Circle House one of the few telemovies made for Mediacorp in celebration of SG50, Mata Mata, OkTo’s telemovie musical Christina and the Runaways, The Pupil 2, Singapore Shakes: Stage to Screen: Traveling Light with A Heavy Heart and Rouge. He also appeared in Kelvin Tong’s horror flick, The Faith of Anna Waters or The Offering, Mediacorp/Raintree Picture’s One Last Dance (茶舞) acting opposite international actors Francis Ng and Harvey Keitel.
An accomplished singer/actor, Darius made his one-man musical cabaret, Let Me Entertain You! in 2006, at The Arts House, Old Parliament House which he wrote. He has also written and directed 4 successful FLIPSIDE! Concerts at the Esplanade. He has also done another FLIPSIDE! concert with Celine Rosa Tan bringing their controversial show Trainstopping: Next Stop, Esplanade! to Esplanade. Darius was also part of W!ldrice’s MAN Singapore Theatre Festival 2011 late night performance, singing and entertaining the crowd in Talk Cock Sing Song- a cabaret revue created by Mr Julian Wong (Darius’ long time musical collaborator). In August 2015, he wrote, directed and starred in a new show for the Esplanade, Show by Show, Song by Song, Side by Side!
With his vast experience as a musical theatre performer & actor, he has crossed over to be a director and script writer for major school events, national organizations and major corporations. His expertise in comedic & theatrical skits led him in writing scripts for several companies such as AXA and McDonald’s. As a director, Darius has directed seasoned performers like Koh Chieng Mun & Suhaimi Yusoff in DBS’ Dinner & Dance 2014 with over 10000 audiences at MBS, Admiralty National Day 2011, and countless tertiary school productions and other interactive events.
Darius is an actor, drama educator, script writer, a voiceover artist, a host/emcee and an occasional costume designer.
Darius is a Fly Artiste and he is proud to be represented by FLY Entertainment.