Any Dream Will Do Joseph finalist Daniel Boys comes from Greenwich in London. Daniel, who is 28, currently works as a 'jobbing actor' and works as a cement administrator when he's resting between acting jobs.
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Sorry Daniel Boys - you're not Joseph. Daniel was voted out on the sixth 'knock-out' television show on Saturday 19 May 2007. Afterwards Daniel said: "This has been the most amazing experience of my life, I still can't believe I've sung in front of Andrew Lloyd Webber and six million people."
Daniel has graduated from the Guildford School of Acting in Surrey and his stage experience includes being Adam Rickett's understudy in the musical Rent aswell as appearing in the stage musical Grease.
As a child Daniel was taken to see the London Palladium production of Joesph starring Philip Schofield in the title role, since when he says he has wanted to play the role! Daniel says: "I believe I have the experience, stamina and passion to make the part new and exciting, whilst still possessing the qualities of innocence, self belief, humbleness and inner strength, all characteristics of Joseph. To play him would be a dream come true," adding that "I wanted to be an actor all my life, but I work for a cement firm, and it is just soul destroying. Most of my collegues probably think of me as some quiet, reserved guy. I don't think they really know who I am. I think after my collegues see me tonight they are going to be so shocked. I'm the quiet 'Clarke Kent' during the day, but at night time, when I want to perform, I become 'Superman'"
Daniel attended the auditions in London. After attending Joseph School and performing at the final concert held at the Abymill Theatre in Ireland, Daniel was the fourth Joseph finalist to be told he was through to the final 12 Joseph hopefuls. Will the public select Daniel to be Joseph in the new West End production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at The Adelphi Theatre in London?
19 May 2007: This week was the sixth of the BBC Any Dream Will Do 'knock-out' shows. Daniel Boys sung the Will Young version of the song 'Evergreen'. Afterwards John Barrowman said "Daniel as always I think you're vocally flawless, you definitely could be Joseph" and Zoe Tyler said "Tonight that was a phenomenal vocal." Daniel also sung the Barbra Streisand song 'Don't Rain On My Parade' along with Craig amd Lee. When the public phone votes where announced it was revealed that Daniel had come bottom, along with Lewis who came second from bottom. So both had to face the dreaded sing-off in front of Andrew Lloyd Webber. The song this week was 'Bring Him Home' from the musical Les Miserables. After they had sung a joint rendition of the song Andrew said that he wanted to save Lewis. So this week Daniel had to say goodbye - he joined the remaining five Joseph hopefuls in a rendition of 'Close Every Door' from the musical Joseph. Daniel said after the show: "This has been the most amazing experience of my life, I still can't believe I've sung in front of Andrew Lloyd Webber and six million people."
12 May 2007: This was the fifth week of the BBC Any Dream Will Do 'knock-out' shows. Daniel Boys sung the Rod Stewart song 'Maggie May'. Afterwards John Barrowman said it "That was spectacular" and Andrew Lloyd Webber said "That was the best performance of Maggie May I've ever seen." After each of the remaining Joseph finalists had sung, and the public telephone voting lines had closed, Graham Norton asked the Judging Panel who, based on tonight's performance, they thought was NOT Joseph and Zoe Tyler said she thought Daniel was not Joseph - but when the public votes where all added up it was revealed that Daniel had secured enough public votes to go straight through to next week's Any Dream Will Do programme.
5 May 2007: For the fourth week of the BBC Any Dream Will Do 'knock-out' shows Daniel Boys sung the McFly song 'All About You'. Afterwards Denise Van Outen told him "You have a lovely smile but I want you to break my heart" and John Barrowman said: "It's nice nice nice but I want completely different - I want naughty Daniel." Afterward all the public votes had been added up, it was announced that Daniel had secured enough votes to go straight through to the next Any Dream Will Do programme next week.
28 April 2007: The third week of the BBC Any Dream Will Do 'knock-out' shows when not one, but TWO joseph hopefuls were to be knocked-out of the competition. This week Daniel Boys sung the Frank Sinatra song 'The Lady Is A Tramp'. Denise Van Outen said of his performance: "It is time to make some noise for Daniel Boys." Daniel managed to secure enough public votes to get through both of the evening's knock-outs without having to go through the dreaded sing-offs. Interestingly, just before the first vote was announced Graham Norton asked the judges who they though, based on tonight performance, SHOULD be Joseph, both Denise van Outen and John Barrowman said Daniel should be Joseph!
21 April 2007: This week on the BBC's Any Dream Will Do Daniel Boys was the first performer. He sung the Kelly Clarkson song 'Since U Been Gone'. Afterwards Bill told Daniel "I love your simplicity - I think you are so spot-on, every week you come out and you give it to me - you really mean it, and you're just fantastic". Denise said: "Daniel, well fantastic performance! You're a very relaxed, confident performer and that was absolutely brilliant tonight. The more I see of Daniel, the more I see Joseph." John commented: "Daniel, I think you are acting natural with this song. You did a fantastic job, you acted it well. The problem I have at the moment is you keep looking down, get your eyes up, show the audience, let's see what is behind those eyes - but a brilliant job." Zoe said "that is a really really hard song, it is very high, especially when you are pacing around the stage, keeping your vocal still and breathing, that shows me you have fantastic control. I think you did a great job." In conclusion Andrew said: "A very good performance, you picked up completely on what we talked about." Finally, once all the public votes where added up it was announced that Daniel has obtained enough public votes to go straight through to the next programme, next week.
14 April 2007: For the first week of the BBC Any Dream Will Do 'knock-out' shows Daniel Boys sung the song You Give Me Something. Denise said: "Daniel - you made my heart beat a little bit faster tonight. I loved your performance. I think you will go a long way in this competition." Bill Kenwright said "I think Daniel has by far a way the best voice in this competition. I thought that was a great vocal performance Daniel. You're a professional, and I know you'll be asking yourself 'have I got the right look for Joseph?' - the good news is the public will let you know whether you have, the great news is you where fantastic tonight." Zoe added "You really have a beautiful voice, it was truly mesmerising tonight." Afterwards, with all the public votes added up, it was announced that Daniel had secured enough votes to go straight through to the next Any Dream Will Do programme next week.