Darryl J. Williams is a native of Ridgeland, SC and an alumnus of Brevard College/The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Greensboro College. Darryl earned the Gold Medal and a $10,000 Grand Prize at the Savannah OnStage International Soloist Competition which also garnered Darryl the opportunity to sing for the Yachting Event at the 1996 Summer Olympics.
Darryl received rave reviews in the Harlem Gospel Singers' European tour that in turn provided him the opportunity to perform for Saint John Pail II in Bologna, Italy.
After a period of classical training in Genoa, Italy, Darryl returned to the states and was traveling with Smokey Joe's Café when Gladys Knight joined the tour for a limited engagement. He also performed "I Who Have Nothing: with the original Broadway cast at the 20th anniversary reunion concert, and reprised his role in a production at the Hamilton Place Theatre in Ontario.
Regional credits include: The All Night Strut, Dreamgirls, Pippin, The Meeting and Once On This Island. In 2009 Darryl was co-music arranger and vocal arranger for Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's gospel version of Jesus Christ Superstar at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre. His critically acclaimed performance as Judas earned him a Suzi Bass Award nomination for Best Actor.
In February 2012, Darryl played to rave reviews at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre as the Lion in a new adaptation of The Wiz and later performed in the show's 40th Anniversary NYC concert with Tony Award-winning choreographer Mr. George Faison and the incomparable Timothy Graphenreed. Darryl received a Broadway World Best Actor in a Musical nomination for the playing the lead in Passing Strange at Playhouse on the Park, Hartford, CT.
Darryl is most proud of his performance at Harlem's world famous Apollo Theatre, an amazing dream which he will cherish for a lifetime!
In the Fall of 2016, Darryl ventured into cruise ship entertainment playing the Quartet Leader in Warren' Carlyle's Tony Award-winning After Midnight and debuting his guest entertainer show The Mind of a Tenor to great acclaim throughout the Caribbean.