In the early 1990s Daniel trained as a musical theatre performer, singer and actor at the Konservatorium der Stadt Wien, the Stage School in Hamburg and with Prof. Noelle Turner in Essen. He has worked internationally as a director, producer and career coach with some of the most prestigious theatre artists, opera houses, festivals and entertainment companies. He served on the directing staff of the Wiener Staatsoper in the seasons 2001-03, and then became artistic director for Disney's Elton John Broadway-Show AIDA at the Colosseum Theater in Essen. In the last 15 years, Daniel has realised a number of internationally acclaimed star-studded German musical premieres and is particularly passionate about New Works. He joined the directing staff of Seattle Opera in 2012 and has staged more than a dozen operas and musicals all over the US. Daniel is a proud Green Card holder since 2015 and a California permanent resident. He currently resides in Los Angeles and Gladbeck (Germany) with his wife Julia and Cavalier King Charles puppy Bella.