Daniel Beck was introduced to the world of music through theatre. Broadway musicals, in particular, inspired him to develop his voice. He sang along to cassette tapes in his old '82 Mazda, and credits "Phantom of the Opera," and "Les Meserables" as being the greatest influences in his development. In high school he played Captain Vonn Trapp in "The Sound of Music." and has been hooked on singing ever since.
Daniel Beck attended Weber State University where he met and married his wife Amy. Over the next few years, in the midst of school, work, and taking care of his growing family, Dan continued to perform in musicals and sing where he could. He performed such hits as "Oklahoma," "1776," "Carousel," "Annie," and the "Scarlet Pimpernel." It was during his stage production of "Scarlet Pimpernel" that Dan met Kenneth Cope, an extraordinary composer, arranger, and recording artist, who immediately became his close friend. Through this association, Dan has enjoyed increasing work as a studio vocalist.
Dan has performed and acted in films, concerts, and on stage for the past 16 years.
One would might be tempted to say, "Move over, Josh," after hearing his rendition of "You Raise Me Up." It's just that good!
Daniel Beck has 4 children, and 1 child stillborn. They are now living in Lincoln, California, where he is employed as technician for a company that sells and installs traffic control devices. After installation, Daniel travels to their locations to configure them and make them operational. One might argue that he could quit his day job!
And thanks to Jesse Clark Funk for including Daniel Beck on this amazing version of "The Prayer."