Daniel J. Watts’ 04 will be Elon University’s 2021 undergraduate commencement speaker. Watts, a Tony Award nominee for “Tina — The Tina Turner Musical,” got his start on Broadway in 2005. 

Since 2005, Watts has been featured in shows such as “Hamilton,” “Motown the Musical,” “The Color Purple,” “Memphis,” and more. Watts has also been featured in numerous works on television including “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Blindspot,” “Vinyl,” and more.

The musical theatre alumnus is set give the commencement address on May 21, 2021. Plans for the class of 2021 and 2020  commencement have not been finalized. According to the press release, commencement plans will be announced on March 26.