"Soprano Danielle Cheiken was magnificent, playful, and nimble as Poppea."
San Francisco Classical Voice
Praised for being "magnificent, playful, and nimble" (San Francisco Classical Voice) and "terrifically funny and feisty" (Talkin' Broadway), soprano Danielle Cheiken is an active performer in the Bay Area in both the musical theater and operatic repertoires. She will be returning to San Francisco Playhouse this summer as Maggie Winslow in A Chorus Line. Danielle most recently performed the roles of Mary and Opera Singer in Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 with Shotgun Players, as well as Musetta in La Bohème with the San Francisco Opera Guild. Other favorite roles include Young Phyllis and Young Heidi (Follies, SFPH), Tess (Crazy For You, BAM), Frenchy (Grease, Berkeley Playhouse), Frieda Bauer (Pardon My English, 42nd Street Moon), Ethel Toffelmier (The Music Man, BBBay), Winnie Winslow (No, No, Nanette, 42nd Street Moon), Carolina (Il matrimonio segreto, Italy), Just Jeanette (Too Many Sopranos, Oberlin), and Fräulein Silberklang (Der Schauspieldirektor, Austria)! Danielle holds degrees in Vocal Performance from both Oberlin Conservatory (BM) and San Francisco Conservatory of Music (MM).