Nakeisha Daniel

Nakeisha is excited to make her CofC directing debut with Last Night and the Night Before. Born and raised in Atlanta, GA, Nakeisha is a Charleston based actor, singer, director, and choreographer. Directing credits include: The Wedding Singer the Musical, 1940’s Radio Hour, Penelope and the Gods of Olympus, and For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide. Choreography credits include: Ragtime, 1940’s Radio Hour, Head Over Heels, and Matilda the Musical. Acting Regional credits include: Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill (Footlight Players), Much Ado about Nothing (Warehouse Theater), Love Potion No. 9, Run Around Sue (34 West Theater), Race (Ocean State Theater), To Kill a Mockingbird, Scapin (Utah Shakespeare Fest.); Twelfth Night (Westport Country Playhouse); Sunjata Kamalenya (McCarter Theatre Center); Romeo & Juliet, Two Gentleman of Verona the Musical (The Nebraska Shakespeare Festival); The Apple Tree (Pennsylvania Center Stage); Ain’t Misbehavin’, Little Shop of Horrors (Arizona Broadway Theatre); Disney’s Aladdin Jr. (Alliance Theatre Company); Ragtime (Charleston Stage Company). Film: The Glorias a Life on the Road (dir. Julie Taymor). Nakeisha is a 2018 Eugene O’Neill Theater Center Cabaret and Performance Fellow and a Guest Artist in Residence at the Citadel: Military College of South Carolina. She holds an MFA in Acting from Penn State University and BFA in Musical Theatre from Shorter College. As an arts education advocate, Nakeisha’s mission is to transform student learning and to support educators through arts integration. She is grateful to have worked with a wide variety of organizations including; The Alliance Theater Center, Charleston Gaillard Center, The Citadel, College of Charleston, East Tennessee State University, Storytree Children’s Theatre, and Engaging Creative Minds. Nakeisha believes it is a privilege to inspire creativity in others. A special thank you to Janine McCabe for the opportunity and the wonderful production team who have helped bring this story to life.