Daniel and Michael met during a workshop at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2010.
After working together, on Daniel’s first show riZen (with Tom Oakley), Webborn & Finn decided to attempt devising a piece of their own. Their first project was a collection of songs for a potential staging of the best selling novel The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. After issues acquiring the rights, they decided the best way forward would be the creation of a wholly original piece. Their first full-length musical: The Clockmaker’s Daughter, premiered at the Landor Theatre (Clapham) in 2015. The show went on to a sell out run, critical success and has, to date, been nominated for eleven awards. In 2016, it completed a further sell-out run at the Minack Theatre (Cornwall) and was also produced by Trinity Laban. In 2017, they marked the completion of their second original musical Animus – commissioned by the Musical Theatre Academy.
Daniel holds a BA (Hons) Acting from Birmingham School of Acting. His compositional credits include: riZen, The Clockmaker’s Daughter, Animus and The Year Before You. As well as being a musical theatre writer, Daniel has had a vast career working as an actor, director, broadcaster and aspiring novelist. As a writer: Visillion, ‘I’, (as novels) and Hidden in the Iyndaeg Tree (poetry anthology). He is currently working on several projects, including a screenplay and the novelisation of The Clockmaker’s Daughter. As a director: riZen, The Night Circus (original concept album) and The Clockmaker’s Daughter (studio cast album), in development. He also spent 4 years as a presenter, working in live broadcasts from across the globe.
Michael originally trained at Trinity Laban on the Vocal Studies course before attending the Royal Conservatoire of Music to gain his MA in Musical Direction. He continues to work around the world as a Musical Director, Accompanist and Arranger. As Musical Director his shows have included A Little Night Music (Frinton Summer Theatre); Into the Woods (Associated Studios at Chelsea Theatre); Animus (World Premiere – Bridewell Theatre); The Clockmaker’s Daughter (World Premiere), Damn Yankees, Meet Me in St. Louis (UK Premiere), [title of show] (London Premiere), Next Thing You Know, Hot Mikado and Curtains (European Premiere) (Landor Theatre); Willy Wonka (DUCTAC Theatre, Dubai), Peter Pan (International Tour), Beauty and the Beast (International Tour), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (International Tour), Aladdin (International Tour), Macbeth (International Tour), Pinocchio (International Tour), The Tempest (International Tour), The Little Mermaid (International Tour) (S4K International); Peter Pan, Snow White (Hexagon, Reading – Imagine Theatre); Aladdin (Harlequin Theatre, Redhill), Spring Awakening (Catford Broadway), Jack and the Beanstalk (Perth Theatre), Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens (Tron Theatre, Glasgow). Michael also has acted as Assistant Musical Director on Blood Brothers (UK, No. 1 Tour).