"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' Braodway), soprano Danielle Cheiken is an active performer in the Bay Area in both the musical theater and operatic repertoires. Recent performances include Eleanor Widener in 42nd Street Moon's Titanic the Musical, multiple roles and Dance Captain in Berkeley Playhouse's Big, the Musical, Ensemble in 42nd Street Moon's Fiorello!, Tess and Co-Choreographer in Bay Area Musical's Crazy For You, Rosalia and "Somewhere" Soloist in Hillbarn Theatre's West Side Story, Frenchy in Berkeley Playhouse's Grease, Frieda Bauer in 42nd Street Moon's Pardon My English, Ethel Toffelmier in Broadway By The Bay's The Music Man, Winnie Winslow in 42nd Street Moon’s No, No, Nanette, Ensemble and Dance Captain in Bay Area Musical's 42nd Street, and the title role in Opera Theatre Unlimited's L'incoronazione di Poppea. Her favorite roles include those with a comedic touch, such as Carolina (Il matrimonio segreto), Just Jeanette (Too Many Sopranos), Fräulein Silberklang (Der Schauspieldirektor), and Chauffeur, Will Hays, Opera Singer, and Queen (As Thousands Cheer), just to name a few! Danielle holds degrees in Vocal Performance from both Oberlin Conservatory (BM) and San Francisco Conservatory of Music (MM). She currently studies with Pamela Fry in Palo Alto, CA.