Danielle Matthews is a graduate of McKinnon Secondary College and went on to study Musical Theatre at The Victorian college of The Arts. Matthews has gained a loyal following in the musical theatre scene since her professional debut in ‘Respect the Musical with Rhonda Burchmore ‘(2007), and was awarded the prestigious Rob Guest Endowment Award in 2009 that enabled her to travel to New York and study under the Tutelage of some of Broadways Greats including Stephen Schwartz ( wicked, Godspell,Pocahontas, enchanted ) and Stephen Oremus ( wicked, Kinky Boots ,Avenue Q and musical arranger and conductor for the Oscars )
Some of Danielles Theatre credits include ; Showboat, Respect The Musical (Australia Tour ) Motor-mouth Loves Suck-face, An Evening with Stephen Sondheim, TRIBE, Ship of Fools, The Mikado and the Silent Anzac ( European Tour ) Danielle has featured in various concert and TV Performances including Carols by Candlelight at the Myer Music Bowl, The Art Centre's Morning Melodies, The Helpmann Awards, The Circle, Good Morning Australia, Mornings with Kerri Anne and the Today Show.
Danielle has performed the Australian national anthem at the MCG for the opening of one day cricket test series Australia Vs Sri Lanka and has had the honor of performing to the Prime Minister and Governor General at the prestigious Australia Day flag raising Ceremony broadcast Nationally on ABC from Parliament House Canberra.
In 2013 Danielle recorded her debut album ‘Dream Song‘ with Move Records and recorded La Belle Epoque for the in-game soundtrack to one of the world's most popular video game series – Assassins Creed by Ubisoft . Danielle is currently recording for the in game soundtrack of another large game by Ubisoft not yet released.
Danielle performs and works closely with Opera singer/ choral conductor and Australian of the year Dr Jonathon Welch and has recently become the Vice President of the Aria/Logie/Helpmann award winning choir for the homeless and disadvantaged The Choir of Hard Knocks. Danielle has also been one of the choirs patrons for the last 5 years.
Danielle has become best known in the industry for her portrayal of Shirley Bassey in the Musical Biopic The Songs of Shirley Bassey (formerly Where Do I Begin The Voice of Shirley Bassey )which has now played to audiences around the world and has graced many Australian stages such as Hamer Hall, The recital Centre, The Regent Theatre and the Famous Spiegeltentent.