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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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  • RT @jk_rowling: 20 years ago today a world that I had lived in alone was suddenly open to others. It's been wonderful. Thank you. #HarryPo

    Derrick Davis about 8 minutes ago
  • RT @nytimes: Under Senate health bill, 15 million more people would be uninsured next year compared with current law, CBO said. https://t.c…

    Derrick Davis about 10 minutes ago
  • Time for a much needed @MassageEnvy moment...💆🏾‍♂️ahhhh...👍🏾👌🏾😌

    Derrick Davis about 21 minutes ago
  • @spectral_strix It was an absolute pleasure to work with you RJ! Keep in touch!

    Derrick Davis about 51 minutes ago
  • #Spokane we are here!!!!! So excited to experience your city!!!

    Derrick Davis about 5 hours ago
  • Travel day once more...couldn't sleep last night. Gonna miss you #Boise. 😩😘👋🏾

    Derrick Davis about 7 hours ago
  • @SheRa_Lifts Thanks so much for the love!

    Derrick Davis about 16 hours ago
  • @WM_VA_Josh Why thanks!!!

    Derrick Davis about 24 hours ago

reviews
  • Davis has a fine, smoky tenor voice. His final solo at the end of the second act (of The Phantom of The Opera) is one of the best performances of the role that I have ever seen

    Chicago Sun Times
  • The gamut (Davis) portrays during the final scene is masterful

    Oakland Press
  • 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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Die Fledermaus
Amahl and the Night Visitors
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