|Residence Miami, Florida, US|
Record label Shark Meat Records
|Years active 2005 – present|
Home town Lincoln
Name Darren Ockert
Genres Pop rock dance electronic
Labels Poptastik Records Shark Meat Records
Education London School of Musical Theatre
Albums Short Story Long, Anything Is Possible, The Rain From London
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Darren Ockert: A Mini Documentary (By Hector M. Sanchez Jr.)
Darren Ockert is a pop singer, songwriter and producer born in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England currently residing in Miami.
- Darren Ockert A Mini Documentary By Hector M Sanchez Jr
- Early life and career
- 19981999 theatre productions
- Other projects
- OutMusic Awards
- Film Awards
- UK Songwiting Contest
- TMA Awards
Early life and career
Darren Ockert was born in Lincoln, England. After graduating from The London School of Musical Theatre he established a theatre production company called Darren Ockert Productions in London at the Young Vic Theatre. In 1999 Darren Ockert became one of the youngest producers to win a prestigious TMA Award for his co-production with the Young Vic Theatre Company of Arabian Nights. On 29 September 2000 this production of Arabian Nights played a limited run Off-Broadway on 42nd Street in New York City at the New Victory Theater.
1998–1999 theatre productions
In 2005 Darren Ockert released his debut album Anything Is Possible. In 2006 he was a nominated for an OutMusic Award in the category "Outstanding New Recording – Debut Male" and was subsequently featured interviews in the June 2006 Pride issues of the international publications Genre and Instinct.
Darren Ockert has produced the artist Sami Raad and collaborated with pop-singer and songwriter Nathan Leigh Jones
From Anything Is Possible:
From Short Story Long:
OutMusic is an organisation that started with the objective to raise the awareness about openly gay and lesbian artists and their music. In 2001, the organisation introduced the first annual OutMusic Awards to increase the popularity of LGBT musicians. Darren Ockert has received one nomination.
In 2012 director Hector M. Sanchez Jr. started filming a mini-documentary about Darren Ockert during the recording of the album Short Story Long. The documentary made its big screen debut at the Enzian FilmSlam Film Festival on 17 February 2013 and took away top honours of Best Short Film.
UK Songwiting Contest
The UK Songwriting Contest is an international contest that invites entries from all parts of the world. Darren Ockert has received one finalist and three semi-finalist awards.
The TMA Awards, established in 1991, are presented annually by the Theatrical Management Association in recognition of creative excellence and outstanding work in United Kingdom theatres. In 2011, the ceremony was renamed as the Theatre Awards UK. Darren Ockert has won one award.