Darius Tan


Darius Tan



173cm | 5'7"


English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hainanese


Singing (Soloist or Choir), Voice-overs, Stage Make up, Driving (Class 3/A), Oil & Watercolour Painting, Costume Designing, Directing, Accents (Hong Kong, Bejing, Pinoy, American), Script-writing, Directing


Singing, Swimming, Oil & Watercolour Painting, Collecting Musical Recordings & Scores

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About Darius

“A tour de force to be reckoned with…”, “Major props also go to Darius Tan for carrying the show with his dynamic and energetic performance… with more panache, more vocal prowess…”, “the prolific bilingual actor was extravagantly hysterical…”, “The true scene-stealer, Darius Tan…”

A seasoned and effectively bilingual actor, Darius has done more than 70 productions on stage & screen and is a recognizable face in the industry.

Thrice nominated Life! Theatre Awards’ Best Supporting Actor (The Soldier & His Virtuous Wife [2009], Big Fool Lee [2008] & Beautiful Thing [2004]) and recently, he was awarded Best Ensemble for Life! Theatre Awards 2014 for his work in Nine Years Theatre’s critically acclaimed adaptation of Reginald Rose’s Twelve Angry Men [2014], his multifaceted versatility as an actor/singer is evident in the varied roles he has taken in his 25 years career.

Recent stage credits include The Buyer in FRAMED: By Adolf, reprising the role of Dr CK Tan (a role he played in 2011) in the revival of La Cage Aux Folles, , King Bull in the hilarious re-run of Monkey Goes West by Wildrice, the pivotal role of King Yama in the revival of Liao Zhai Rocks! by The Theatre Practice, principal role of Orgon, the overly pious father in Nine Years Theatre’s Mandarin adaption of French master Moliere’s Tartuffe. Madam Kia Shu Kween, the overzealous mother of Aloysius Jin in the hit musical version of Ah Boys To Men: The Musical, the coveted role of the pantomime dame, Widow Lucy Neo in W!ldrice’s revamped version of Jack & the Bean-Sprout 2013, Mulan for the Chinese Theatre Festival 2013 (Theatre Practice), Army Daze where he reprised the role of The Man again (Simplyworks), a guest role in Pursuant: A New Musical (Singapore Lyric Opera), Juror #11 in Nine Years Theatre’s inaugural and critically acclaimed Mandarin adaptation of Twelve Angry Men, Widow Wong Kee in Aladdin 2011, Treasure in Cinderel-Lah!, Brandy Bong in Beauty & The Beast, Towkay Neo in Beauty World, Tun Perpatih Segalar in The Swordfish, then The Concubine (W!LDRice), the conniving Rickson Goh in Fried Rice Paradise, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Roy in The Odd Couple, The Grand Eunuch in the inaugural production of Forbidden City (SRT), King of Hell and Pan Guan in Maha Moggallana, Chocho Tan in The Peranakan Ball, Lie Fu in Shanghai Blues, Chairman in Army Daze, East Side Story (Toy Factory), Wagnerian Night: All Is Divine a musical showcase with Swedish director/actor Charlotte Engelkes (Singapore Arts Festival 2012), Trainstopping: A Year In Revue 2011 by (Sightlines Productions), Reg Wiloughby in The Full Monty (Pangdemonium), Narrator in Sampek Engtay (Theatre Practice), Chang & Eng, Viva! Viagra! (Action Theatre), Darayes Bandookwalla in The Prisoner of Mumbai Mansion (HuM Theatre), Power of Notions/Notions of Power (Checkpoint Theatre) amongst many others.

Television and film credits include being the lead players in Mediacorp Ch 5’s mockumentary Us Daily, the love forlorn Frankie Johnson in Toggle’s Love by Numbers, Toggle’s True Lies 大话精, a recurring role of Desmond in the comedy Rojak, lead role of Antoine in Upside Down, Slick Rick in WACHEEW!- Kungfu Kitchen, an Okto telemovie, guest role in TOGGLE’s Run Rachael Run, Toggle’s parody Tumbling Homeland, WAWA Film’s The Revenge QueenCrescendo, Ochre Picture’s Stars & Crescendoes, Mediacorp 8’s blockbuster trilogy- The Journey 3: Our Homeland, the leading role of Pietro Lee in BossaBoys for OktoThe Circle House one of the few telemovies made for Mediacorp in celebration of SG50, Mata Mata, Okto’s telemovie musical Christina and the RunawaysThe Pupil 2Singapore Shakes: Stage to Screen: Traveling Light with A Heavy Heart and Rouge. He also appeared in Kelvin Tong’s horror flick, The Faith of Anna Waters or The Offering, Mediacorp/Raintree Picture’s One Last Dance (茶舞) acting opposite international actors Francis Ng and Harvey Keitel.

Darius also played the supporting role of Italy in the recent comedy film, Number One, produced by mm2 Entertainment Pte Ltd. He also played the lead in Last Wave By, a short film commissioned by Infocomm Media Development Authority, where Darius showed off his acting chops.

An accomplished singer/actor, Darius made his one-man musical cabaret, Let Me Entertain You! in 2006, at The Arts House, Old Parliament House which he wrote. He has also written and directed 4 successful FLIPSIDE! Concerts at the Esplanade. He has also done another FLIPSIDE! concert with Celine Rosa Tan bringing their controversial show Trainstopping: Next Stop, Esplanade! to Esplanade. Darius was also part of W!ldrice’s MAN Singapore Theatre Festival 2011 late night performance, singing and entertaining the crowd in Talk Cock Sing Song- a cabaret revue created by Mr. Julian Wong (Darius’ long time musical collaborator). In August 2015, he wrote, directed and starred in a new show for the Esplanade, Show by Show, Song by Song, Side by Side! He is currently writing 2 one man shows, which he hopes to stage within these two years.

With his vast experience as a musical theatre performer & actor, he has crossed over to be a director and script writer for major events, national organizations and major corporations. His expertise in comedic & theatrical skits led him in writing scripts for several companies such as AXA and McDonald’s. As a director, Darius has directed seasoned performers like Koh Chieng Mun & Suhaimi Yusoff in DBS’ Dinner & Dance 2014 with over 10000 audiences at MBS, Admiralty National Day 2011, and countless tertiary school productions and other interactive events. He has also travelled far and beyond to Chennai, India directing more than 400 students in 3 different productions of The Sound Of Music and Annie The Musical. Darius also served as choreographer and production designer; from lighting to costumes.

An actor, drama educator, script writer, a voiceover artist, a host/emcee and an occasional designer, Darius looks forward to more challenging opportunities.

Darius is proudly represented by FLY Entertainment.

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