Aldervan Daly began performing in his hometown of Mobile, Al, at the Playhouse in the Park, a children's theater. He appeared as everything from a dragon and a toy soldier to the inevitable boy next door during his Playhouse. He also did community theater, where he performed in shows like Zorba, The Music Man, Hello, Dolly, and Fiddler on the Roof.
Off to college in Memphis, Aldervan sang in his college choir and performed in shows at his college. After college, he remained in Memphis and did a lot of theater, including his first professional role. His favorite shows in Memphis include "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe," "Annie," "The Glass Menagerie," "Once Upon A Mattress," and "I Am Not Rappaport." His favorite though was playing Seymour in "Little Shop Of Horror." His first professional role was in "A Day in Hollywood /A Night in Ukraine," where he played the Chico character.
After leaving Memphis and receiving his Master's Degree at Virginia Tech in Arts Administration, he continued to sing and perform. Still, it wasn't until he moved to New York that he started doing cabaret. His first show was presented at the Duplex in the West Village. It was entitled "Songs My Therapist Says I Should Not Sing," he then attended the Eugene O'Neil Cabaret Conference studying with Barry Klienbort and Penny Fuller. His next show at the Duplex was "Taking a Chance On Love," he followed that up with "Here I Go Again" at the Laurie Beechman Theater. His favorite show thus far was the salute to Nancy Wilson's 1964 Album HOW GLAD I AM.
His new show SONGS I WANT TO SING NOW traces in song and story his journey from Mobile, AL to New York City. From single life to marriage and parenthood. The show will play on April 21 and 23 at 7:00 pm at the cabaret Don't Tell Mama on West 46th Street. For reservations, click here.