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J. Watts

Daniel is thrilled to make his Geffen Playhouse debut reprising the role of Sammy, for which he won a Barrymore Award. Broadway credits include: Hamilton, In the Heights and Memphis. Off-Broadway: Suzan-Lori Parks’ Death of the Last Black Man in the Entire World AKA the Negro Book of the Dead (Signature Theatre), Whorl Inside A Loop (Second Stage Theater). Television credits include: NBC’s Blindspot; HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, The Deuce and The Night Of; CBS’ The Good Wife, Blue Bloods; Broad City (Comedy Central); and “Felony” in The Last OG (TBS). “Daniel J. Watts’ The Jam,” an homage to his great-grandmother who made homemade jam and gave away what she couldn’t eat herself, is a spoken word/storytelling experience where Watts encourages audiences to focus on social similarities as opposed to differences. He is featured in the young adult anthology “How I Resist.” B.F.A. Graduate Elon University Music Theatre Program. Original work at @dwattswords Instagram and Twitter.