Interview: Danny Mac, John Wilkes Booth in Assassins

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Danny Mac is playing John Wilkes Booth in Polly Findlay’s revival of Assassins by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman at the Chichester Festival Theatre.


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Danny made his professional debut as a child, playing Gavroche in Les Misérables. After training at ArtsEd, Danny made his West End debut in Wicked as part of the ensemble whilst understudying the role of Boq.

Danny then landed the role of Dodger in Channel 4’s Hollyoaks and stayed with the show for four years to great acclaim. Fresh from Hollyoaks, Danny competed in the 2016 season of BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing where he finished as a runner-up. 

Danny has since established himself as a leading player in musical theatre. His roles have included: Warner in Legally Blonde (Leicester Curve), Gabey in On The Town (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Joe in Sunset Boulevard (UK & Ireland Tour), Captain Crewe in A Little Princess (Royal Festival Hall), Bob Wallace in White Christmas (Dominion), Nino in Amelie (UK & Ireland Tour) and Giles in The Mousetrap (St Martin’s Theatre).

Most recently, Danny wrapped up his run as Edward Lewis in Jerry Mitchell’s West End production of Pretty Woman The Musical (Savoy & Piccadilly Theatres). 

In this episode Danny discusses all-things Assassins and delves into different areas of his career to date. 

Assassins runs at the Chichester Festival Theatre 3rd – 24th June 2023. Visit for info and tickets. 

Follow Danny on Instagram: @dannymaconline

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