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About Derrick

Derrick Davis is a dynamic and passionate performer who is currently starring in the 25th Anniversary Tour of The Phantom of the Opera as The Phantom. In his exciting theater career, Derrick has held the role of Mufasa on the US Tour of Disney’s The Lion King, covered both Scar and Mufasa on Broadway and most recently starred in Dallas Theater Center’s production of Dreamgirls as Curtis Taylor, Jr.

He has been seen on the Daytime Emmy Awards, Live with Regis and Kelly, Dancing with the Stars, as well as on the big screen in such movies as “Can a Song Save Your Life” and “A Christmas Story”. His concert career includes a sold-out performance of Rogers and Hammerstein works with the Las Vegas Philharmonic, as well as several solo performances in New York City featuring his original works and holiday favorites.

Derrick is deeply grateful for his success thus far and excited about his undoubtedly bright future as he continues to climb towards all of his dreams.



  • Dreamgirls, Dallas Theater Center
  • The Lion King on Broadway
  • The Lion King in Vegas
  • Show Boat
  • You’re It!
  • All Rise


  • Can A Song Save Your Life
  • A Christmas Story


  • Dangerous Liaisons
  • “Love is You” Music Video
  • Live with Regis and Kelly
  • Dancing with the Stars
  • Daytime Emmy Awards


  • The Lion King on US Tour


  • Clean Up
  • Bad Luck Charley


  • Die Fledermaus
  • Amahl and the Night Visitors


  • Las Vegas Philharmonic
  • “A Journey Through Love”
  • An Evening on Broadway
  • “A Christmas Journey”



  • Singing
  • Preaching
  • Jazz Dance
  • Latin Dance
  • Waltz Dance
  • Football
  • Swimming
  • Cycling
  • Acting
  • Teaching
  • Counseling
  • Piano playing
  • Baking
  • Rubik’s Cube Solving
  • Sewing, Knitting

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  • Gearing up for our last weekend here in Toledo! It's been an amazing time here! Much love to the fans...4 more strong ones..."wheels up!"

    Derrick Davis about 7 hours ago
  • RT @emartin2732: I still can't get over how unbelievable @dreamclimber was as the Phantom last night. The entire cast was phenomenal but he…

    Derrick Davis about 7 hours ago
  • RT @hannamodene: OKAY @dreamclimber is making my WORLD tonight like I've seen 7? 8? different Phantoms and he surpasses them ALL

    Derrick Davis about 18 hours ago
  • 5 more shows Toledo! Then off to Chicago for a month.

    Derrick Davis about 1 days ago
  • Every night on stage is special but last nights audience was so appreciative I literally felt it in the bows and it brought tears to my eyes

    Derrick Davis about 1 days ago
  • RT @liagiannotti: @dreamclimber (2) Best Phantom I've ever seen or heard. You brought me back. Thank you for such a moving performance!

    Derrick Davis about 1 days ago
  • RT @ohhmaddy: finally seeing phantom live last night was unreal. i had truly never been so completely taken with a voice until i heard @dre

    Derrick Davis about 1 days ago
  • @ohhmaddy so kind. Thank you 🙂

    Derrick Davis about 1 days ago

reviews
  • Derrick Davis as Mufasa is also strong vocally, and his fatherly song to his son, “They Live In You”, is excellent.

    The Sun Chronicle
  • Davis has a deep and resonant voice, particularly well-suited to his role as the great warrior king.

    Cape Cod Times
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Derrick Davis is honored and proud to be cast as The Phantom in “The Phantom of the Opera’s” North American Tour.

Derrick looks forward to humbly making history on stage as the first man of African and Latin descent to play the role on the tour as well as being one of the first three African-Americans to ever play the role.

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