Corey McDaniel

Corey McDaniel General Director Bio


Corey is the founder and producing artistic director of Seattle’s Theatre22. He is an award-winning director, actor, producer, teaching artist and voiceover professional. Originally from Texas, his career began as a dancer with the Lone Star Ballet. As an actor, he has worked throughout the US and internationally with credits ranging from stage to television to the big screen. His performance experiences have placed him in such reputable arenas as the Fox Theatres, the Hollywood Bowl, Theatro Sistina in Rome, and the Metropolitan Opera House of NYC. As a director, Corey has staged a wide variety of productions throughout Southern California, Japan, and the Puget Sound Region. His most recent director credits include Noises Off and I Ought To Be In Pictures at Harlequin Productions,  The Merry Wives of Windsor with WoodenO / Seattle Shakespeare Company, Treasure Island with Book-It Repertory Theatre, As You Like It, Sister Act the MusicalBonnie and Clyde, and Good Kids at Cornish College of the Arts, White, Burn ThisThe PrideWizzer Pizzer, and The Hours of Life for Theatre22, Julius Caesar with Island Shakespeare Festival, The Wild Party for Sound Theatre Company (Gregory Award for Best Musical) and Fallen Angels at Theater Schmeater. While working as a touring dancer for pre-Broadway Disney Theatricals and Buena Vista, he doubled as an on-set acting coach for teens and young adults in Hollywood. He was a director and assistant choreographer for Children’s Theatre Experience (CTE) for seven years working with young performers throughout Southern California. Corey aided in the creation of the professional actor training programs in Hollywood at The Actors Spot and Warner Laughlin Studios where he continued on as a staff instructor. Corey has spent numerous years overseas performing and sharing American arts educational programs with foreign countries. He has directed, performed, and taught in Chihuahua & Mexico City, Mexico, Toronto, Canada, Rome, Italy, Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Nagoya, Japan, and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Since moving to Seattle, Corey has also worked with several local companies not only as an actor and/or director but also in PR, development, education, HR and marketing. He spent two and half years as the education director for GreenStage prior to stepping into the role of Artistic Director at SSR. He is also a co-founder and past  Chair of the TPS Gregory Awards.


Personal features
  • Job Title: Producing Artistic Director
  • Weight: 220
  • Height: 5'9"
  • Hair: Lt Brown
  • Eyes: Blue
  • Vocal Range: n/a
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Pronouns: He/Him
  • Industry: Theatre
  • Main Profession: Artistic Director
  • Age Range: 40 - 50
  • Race or Ethnicity: White
  • Union Affiliation:
  • Side professions: Actor Director Grant Writer
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