Danny Beard is a Liverpool born Cabaret Performer, Singer and Presenter. Danny is a versatile and highly professional performer, with a 1st Class Hons in Contemporary Performance from The University of Salford, and a HNC in Acting from LCC.
In the summer of 2015 Danny Beard became known for winning Drag Idol UK, the biggest search in the UK for a new cabaret star. After winning, Danny went on to tour in over 20 of the best cabaret venues all over the UK and, continues to do so today. 2016 saw Danny competing in the live semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent. His first audition went viral globally, and he gained thousands of new followers overnight. Danny was branded by David Walliams as a “Super Star”, and even made national and international newspaper headlines by turning Simon Cowell around with his energetic rendition of ‘Sweet Transvestite’ from the ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’.
Throughout 2017, we have seen brand Danny Beard diversify and grow, from working as a Social Media Influencer promoting products and brands online, to performing at international Pride events, corporate gigs, and stage appearances across the UK. He has even been able to work with anti-bullying charities, such as ‘The Ben Cohen Stand Up foundation’, and ‘Ditch the Label’. In 2017 we saw Danny win several awards including “Best National Cabaret Act 2017” from the largest Free LGBT Magazine in the UK. To end the 2017 and into January 2018, Danny Beard made his first large scale theater debut in ‘Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs’ starring in a leading role as ‘The Magical Mirror’ at the Stag Theater in Sevenoaks, Kent. For his avant-garde portrayal of the Magical Mirror Danny has been nominated for “Best Newcomer” in the British Pantomime Award’s and been invited back to Sevenoaks for a second Christmas season due to popular demand.
Danny has been shortlisted again for the “Best National Cabaret” Award 2018. He has numerous tours booked in alongside some of biggest Drag stars from the USA and has lots of appearances up and down the UK penned in.