About this Artist
Daniel’s most recent appearance: Super Bowl LVIII performing the National Anthem in ASL alongside the “Queen of Country”, Reba McEntire.
Daniel Durant is best known for his starring role as Leo Rossi in Coda, a film that garnered three Oscar Awards, including the top prize of Best Picture. Durant received numerous accolades for his role, including a Screen Actor’s Guild Award, Sundance Award, AFI Award and HCA Spotlight Award. That Fall, Durant was also a semifinalist on the Disney+ series “Dancing with the Stars” where he competed alongside professional dancer, and now fiancé, Britt Stewart.
Past work includes the co-lead role of Moritz in the critically acclaimed Deaf West production of Spring Awakening, which first opened in LA at the Rosenthal Theater. It then moved to the Wallis Annenberg in 2015 before moving to NYC where Daniel made his Broadway debut as Mortiz at the Brooks Atkinson Theater. The show opened to rave reviews and ran until January 2016.
Durant has starred in ABC’s Switched at Birth and continued in role as the character of Matthew, through the finale of the series in 2017.. Additionally, the recurring role of James in the Netflix series, “You” as well as roles on Chicago Med, Florida Man, and a recurring role on Switched at Birth.
Durant has received numerous awards and recognition, including the Theatre Award (Outstanding 2016 Broadway Debut Performance), Broadway.com’s Top 10 Show-Stopping Performances of the 2015-2016 Broadway Season, Huffington Post’s Top 10 Best Theatrical Performances of 2015, Theatremania.com’s 12 Best Broadway Debuts of 2015 and a 2014 Robby Award nomination for Excellence in Theatre. In 2022, the city of Duluth, Minnesota proclaimed April 4, 2022, as “Daniel Durant Day”. That same year, the Center for Hearing and Communication honored Durant with the Eleanor Roosevelt Award for his leadership in fostering change in the entertainment business. In 2014 he was also a Deaf Awareness Month Honoree for the City of Los Angeles, honoring his outstanding contributions to the arts and Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communities of Los Angeles.
Ongoing work also includes co-leading acting workshops for Deaf students and interpreting in schools, serving as an acting teacher and coach for Deaf film camps as well as national speaking engagements for colleges and universities.