|Born||June 2, 1980|
Manhattan, Kansas, U.S.
|Education||Juilliard School (BFA)|
Beginning his career in 2002, immediately after graduating from Juilliard, Breaker has performed in Off-Broadway, London, and U.S. regional theatre productions. He performed in five plays at the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington D.C. His first major role was the Youth, protagonist of the Off-Broadway premiere of Passing Strange, for which he won an Obie Award in 2008. He was then nominated for a Tony Award for the show's Broadway transfer, in which he again played the Youth; he also played this role in Spike Lee's filmed version of the musical.
One of his most recognizable roles was Donkey in the original Broadway production of Shrek The Musical, which ran from November 2008 through January 2010. He starred alongside long-time Broadway stars Brian d'Arcy James, Sutton Foster, John Tartaglia, and Christopher Sieber. For his portrayal, Breaker earned a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Musical. His voice can be heard on the original cast recording of the show.
Breaker previously played Mafala Hatimbi in The Book of Mormon on Broadway. He also appeared as the King of Navarre in The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production of the Love's Labour's Lost musical. He played Aaron Burr in Hamilton in Chicago and joined the musical's Broadway cast.
|2003||Pericles||Pericles||Red Bull Theater|
|2006||Well||Jim and others||Longacre Theatre|
|2007||Cymbeline||Gentleman||Lincoln Center Theatre|
|2008||Passing Strange||Youth||Belasco Theatre|
|2008||Shrek The Musical||Donkey||Broadway Theatre|
|2012||The Performers||Lee||Longacre Theatre|
|2014||The Book of Mormon||Mafala Hatimbi||Eugene O'Neill Theatre|
|2017||Hamilton||Aaron Burr||Richard Rodgers Theatre|
|2012||Red Hook Summer||Cliff|
|2013||He's Way More Famous Than You||EMT|
|2013||Shrek the Musical||Donkey|
|2002||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Zach||Episode: "The Pilgrim"|
|2009||Great Performances||Youth||Episode: "Passing Strange"|
|2011||Unforgettable||Mark||Episode: "Lost Things"|
|2014||Submissions Only||Dean Klausen||5 episodes|
|2014–2016||Mozart in the Jungle||Virgil||16 episodes|
|2017–2018||Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt||Agent Dunleavy||2 episodes|
|2020||Helpsters||Artist Andrew||Episode: "Camper Cortez/Artist Andrew & Detective Dudley"|
|2020–present||Billions||Roger 'Scooter' Dunbar||8 episodes|
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- "Daniel Breaker". Playbill. Archived from the original on June 5, 2011. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
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- Parker, Eloise (December 15, 2008). "Behind the scenes with Daniel Breaker at 'Shrek the Musical'". New York Daily News. Retrieved April 8, 2021.
- "Daniel Breaker". Internet Broadway Database. Archived from the original on 2017-06-11.
- "Martha Plimpton and Daniel Breaker to Host 2009 Obie Awards". Broadway.com. March 17, 2009. Archived from the original on 2011-06-09.
- "Daniel Breaker, Colin Donnell, Rebecca Naomi Jones & More Set for COMEDY OF ERRORS and LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST in the Park!". BroadwayWorld. April 24, 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-04-27.
- Levitt, Hayley (March 10, 2019). "How Hamilton's Daniel Breaker Built a Burr for the Ages". TheaterMania. Archived from the original on 2020-10-29. Retrieved April 8, 2021.
- Fierberg, Ruthie (March 7, 2016). "If Daniel Breaker Weren't An Actor, He Would Be A..." Playbill.