Darius de Haas is a Chicago-born singer with "deep roots in jazz and soul" (New York Times) and an award winning actor. He was part of the original Broadway productions of Kiss of the Spiderwoman, Carousel (revival), Rent, The Gershwins’ Fascinating Rhythm, Marie Christine, and the 20th anniversary concerts of Dreamgirls and Hair. Notable Off-Broadway, regional, touring and premiere credits include his Obie Award winning leading performance in Running Man, Once On This Island (1st National Tour), the John Adams opera I Was Looking At The Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky, and Jesus Christ Superstar- Gospel at the Alliance Theater. He is known for his role of Cain in the Stephen Schwartz musical Children of Eden in which he sang "Lost in the Wilderness". Mr. de Haas has also worked extensively as a solo artist in popular music, jazz and with several orchestras and groups. He has performed, recorded and/or toured with such diverse artists as Elvis Costello, Debbie Harry, Marvin Hamlisch, Roberta Flack, and Vanessa Williams. An advocate for the arts and arts education, Darius has worked with such organizations as Jazz Unites Inc. in Chicago, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and Broadway Sings for Pride. He joined the Covenant House board in 2014.