Danielle Cheiken, soprano actor dancer

"Soprano Danielle Cheiken was magnificent, playful, and nimble as Poppea."

Niels Swinkels,

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. This fall, she will perform the role of Musetta in San Francisco Opera Guild's La Bohème, as well as the roles of Mary and Opera Singer in the West Coast premiere of Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 with Shotgun Players. Over the summer, she made her San Francisco Playhouse debut as Young Phyllis and Young Heidi in Follies. Her favorite roles include those with a comedic touch, such as 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), Fräulein Silberklang (Der Schauspieldirektor, Austria), and Chauffeur, Will Hays, Opera Singer, and Queen (As Thousands Cheer, San Francisco), just to name a few! Danielle holds degrees in Vocal Performance from both Oberlin Conservatory (BM) and San Francisco Conservatory of Music (MM).