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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.



  • Phantom of the Opera, North American Tour
  • 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
  • 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
  • Acting
  • Dance (Jazz, Latin, Waltz)
  • Piano Playing
  • Teaching
  • Counseling
  • Preaching
  • Football
  • Swimming
  • Cycling
  • Baking
  • Sewing
  • Knitting
  • Rubik’s Cube Solving

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  • Hanging in @ByWardMarketBIA in #Ottowa #dayoff shenanigans I think I'm gonna like it here! They have a cupcake lounge 😳👍🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

    Derrick Davis about 11 hours ago
  • #SAVEPUERTORICO People (U.S. citizens) in this U.S. territory are facing death because of no clean drinking water....WHAT?!!!

    Derrick Davis about 22 hours ago
  • Grateful for a wonderfully successful run here in #Montreal...you've stolen my heart! I'll see you again very soon ❤️🖤❤️

    Derrick Davis about 23 hours ago
  • @KChenoweth THANK YOU Kristin!

    Derrick Davis about 23 hours ago
  • @Soane_Mota Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed.

    Derrick Davis about 1 days ago
  • Post show bite with the crew at La Cage with some of the cast! THANKS #Montreal for all of your love! #ottawa here we come ❤️🖤❤️

    Derrick Davis about 1 days ago
  • Some albums you need to sample before you buy...when @TyeTribbett drops a project...no need! #thebloodywin #excited #downloadingnow #sunday

    Derrick Davis about 2 days ago
  • @nanalexi Brilliant! I love it 🙂

    Derrick Davis about 2 days 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
Show Boat
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