Timeline Highlights

1976-1996

  • First vocal performance in school production as Jud Frye in Oklahoma age 12.

  • 1977: Age 13 begins study with Elliot Dorfman at "The American Youth Repertory" in Manhattan. 

  • 1980: First Carnegie recital at Del Terzo's Recital Studio in Carnegie Hall at age 16.

  • 1981: Age 17 at Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall performs a concert of Broadway songs and operettas

  • 1984: Marriage at an early age, puts music on hold, works at a series of odd jobs to support his family.

  • 1989: Returns to producing his own concerts with ensemble of singers & musicians: "Broadway Magic."

  • 1995: Joins NYPD, sings National Anthem, Madison Square Garden, 1996 academy graduation. (see at Video)

2001

  • May: Subject of CNN special by Jeanne Moos, highlighting his life and career. (see at Video)

  • Sept. 11: Survivor of the World Trade Center attack, as a first responder.

  • Sept. 23: Performance of National Anthem at "Prayer for America" in Yankee Stadium, tribute to the lost at 9-11.

  • Sept. 25: "America The Beautiful"  7th inning, 1st regular season game at Yankee stadium after 9-11.

  • October: Opening of Carnegie Hall's 111th season: with the Berlin Philharmonic, tribute to 9-11.

  • October: Appearance on "Good Morning America" with Diane Sawyer and Charles Gibson.

  • October: Appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman, performs "God Bless America"

  • October 28:  National Anthem at site of World trade center during memorial service.

  • October 30:  "God Bless America" - 7th inning stretch, game 3 first World Series in NY after 9-11. (see at Video)

  • October: Signs recording contract with EMI Records for a single, plus two full  albums.

  • November 1: Sings at 5th game of the World Series at Yankee Stadium

  • November: Performs in annual Macy's Thanksgiving Parade New York City

  • December 11: NBC Today Show performance as tribute for those lost Sept 11.

  • December: Release of "God Bless America" CD, with profits given to victims of 9-11.

  • December: CNN's Bill Hemmer, Interview Daniel Rodriguez, "Singing Cop," Aired Dec 14, 2001

 

2002

  • February 8: Performs "God Bless America " at Winter Olympics Salt Lake City Utah. (see at Video)

  • March 3: Appearance at Ford's Theater Washington DC hosted by President and Mrs. Bush.

  • March: "Spirit of America" CD release goes to #1 Billboards Classical Crossover chart.

  • March: Began study with Placido Domingo at the Vilar Young Artists Institute, Washington DC.

  • March: Performs  "The Lord's Prayer" on the Oprah Winfrey Show interview. (see at Video)

  • April 28: Debut at Crystal Cathedral "God Bless America," Interview with Dr. Schuller, and "The Lords Prayer"

  • May: Performs 2 songs at National Memorial Day concert in Washington DC. filmed for PBS.

  • June 13: first public concert with full orchestra at Heinz Hall with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

  • June: Performs "Be My Love" at Carnegie Hall to standing ovation, Skitch Henderson conducts.

  • June: CBS spotlights study with Placido Domingo, by Tom Bergeron, Jane Clayson, Thalia Assuras. (see at Video)

  • July: Receives Special honor award from Disneyland, first time ever given to a non-cast member.

  • Sept. 11: NBC Today Show, Concert U.S. Capitol, Opening stock market, Madison Square Garden "Tribute to Grace & Hope"; Sings at Yankee Stadium, Evening concert Liberty Park, Jersey City, NJ.

  • September: Performs in the first Tunnel to Towers/Stephen Siller 5k run, New York City

  • November: Singing in the annual Thanksgiving parade Philadelphia, PA

 

2003

  • February: Solo concert with tribute to the late tenor Mario Lanza - Expo Center, York PA.

  • February: Release of second album "From My Heart"

  • May: In concert hosted by CNN anchor Paula Zahn, and TV personality Pat Sajak. along with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at Heinz Hall in, in tribute to Fred Rogers.

  • May: Receives the 1st Raul Julia Award for making a difference in the lives of families they serve.

  • May: Records "On This Day" for National Moment of Remembrance" with the U.S. Coast Guard Band.

  • May: Performance of the National Anthem at the Indy 500 Indianapolis.

  • June: In Concert - Redlands Summer Music Festival, Redlands Bowl, CA

  • September: Appears on Des & Mel British TV show: interview & performance of "Be My Love"

  • September: In concert Highland Park Ill. annual Ravinia Music Festival

 

2004

  • January: Tournament of Roses Parade on city of Torrance float, sings "God Bless America"

  • March: First international concert tour in New Zealand.

  • June: Retires from New York City Police Department to pursue music full time.

  • June: Records track for "Yuletide Celebration" CD for Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

  • August: Sings "Amazing Grace" Republican National Convention, MSG New York. (see at Video)

  • November: Performs in Monaco for the Royal family and in memorial for Princess Grace.

  • December: Host Indianapolis Symphony Yuletide series, Jack Everly principal pops conductor. 

 

2005

  • January: Performs at Celebration of Freedom Inauguration concert in Washington DC.

  • March: Begins personal project "Songs for the Soldiers" appearances to raise funds for CD donations.

  • April: Performs memorial mass tribute for HSH Prince Rainier III St. Patricks Cathedral New York City.

  • May: Sings at the 17th annual Candlelight Vigil during National Law Enforcement week, Washington DC.

  • June: Releases third full length album "In The Presence" with Blix Street Records.

  • June : Opens United States Official National Day ceremony at World Expo at US Pavillion in Aichi Japan.

  • September: Records "Into The Fire" at West Point Chapel, for "Stand Ye Steady" CD/DVD.

  • December: Host of inaugural production of Holiday Spectacular, Meyerhoff Concert Hall, Baltimore MD.

 

2006

  • May: Performs at nationally televised Memorial day concert performance in Washington. (see at Video)

  • June: Debut - first full opera - lead tenor role in Pagliacci, Chelsea Opera Company, New York.

  • September: Tonight Show with Jay Leno, sings "Amazing Grace" with Mike Garson on keyboard. (see at Video)

  • December: 1st. concert tour Netherlands Hour of Power, with orchestra and choir.

 

2007

  • March: Receives USO Lifetime Achievement Award for his tireless support.

  • May: "Best performance 2007 season" by Operaonline in Pagliacci, NH Granite State Opera.

  • June: Concert at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington D.C.

  • June: Receives Continental  Congress Medal for Patriotism, DAR Constitution Hall Washington D.C.

  • October: Return to New Zealand for "The Amazing Grace" concert tour.

  • November: Release of international version of "In The Presence."

  • December: 2nd concert tour Netherlands Hour of Power.

 

2008

  • March: Interview Telecare TV "God Squad" with Rabbi Michael Gelman & Father Tom Hartman. 

  • April: Returns for 3rd tour in New Zealand.

  • June 28: Performs as Turridu with Opera of the Hamptons.

  • December: 3rd international concert tour Netherlands Hour of Power, with orchestra and choir.

 

2009

  • March: 4th tour New Zealand in Tribute to Mario Lanza "Legendary Lanza"  concert series.

  • September: Begins the USA tour traveling across America, performing in over 117 concerts.

  • November: "I Believe" recorded Live on stage in the Netherlands is released in the U.S.

  • December: Sings at rally against bringing the KSM terrorists to New York for trials.

  • December: Returns to the Netherlands for 4th consecutive concert tour.

 

2010

  • February: Receives SAR Medal of Good Citizenship from Sacramento County.

  • May: Completes 117 city 9 month USA tour.

  • July: Performs at Queenstown Winter Festival during 5th New Zealand tour.

  • August: Sings at rally in New York City against the building of a mosque near Ground Zero.

 

2011

  • February: Performs "Vesti la giubba" at Placido Domingo Gala, Straz Center, Tampa Florida.

  • May: 6th return to The Netherlands concert tour in Goes, Arnhem and Rotterdam.

  • May: Performs at National Memorial Day Concert at White House, Washington DC

  • August: Debut of "The New York Tenors" in John Burns Park, Long Island NY.

  • November: concert tour in The Netherlands.

 

2012

  • September: Appearance in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, aboard the USS Missouri.

  • September: Begins 2012-2013 USA tour.

  • December: Sold out Carnegie Hall Christmas concert with the New York Tenors.

 

2013

  • March: Guest appearance on "Idol Across America" kick off New York City.

  • April: Receives Humanitarian Award at the historic Flushing House Town Hall awards ceremony.

  • June: First Spanish album "Por Ti Volare" released.

  • September: Travels to Kandahar, Afghanistan to pay tribute to the U.S. troops.

  • November: Returns to The Netherlands for 8th concert tour.

  • December: Carnegie Hall Christmas concert with the New York Tenors.

 

2014

  • January: Appearance in Phoenix AZ with the 9-11 "Never Forget" mobile exhibit museum

  • January: Performance at "Travis-a Soldier's Story" documentary film screening in Times Square.

  • March: Announces first Christmas album to be released in 2014.

  • July: "The New York Tenors" return in concert on Long Island, New York

  • September: Appearance in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, memorial ceremony.

  • October: Release of Christmas album "A Glorious Christmas"

  • November: Appearance New York City Veterans Day concert and parade

 

2015

  • January: Performs at NFF leadership Hall of Fame Dinner. Signs a 4 year contact for future appearances.

  • March: Returns to New Zealand for 6th concert tour, including performance at US Embassy, Wellington. 

  • April-May: 3 performances at Madison Square Garden for the NY Rangers NHL playoffs.

  • August: Performs with Allentown Bands 100th anniversary of appearances, Waldheim Park, Allentown, PA.

  • October: Appearance in New York City's annual Columbus Day parade

  • December: Carnegie Hall Christmas show with The New York Tenors

2016

  • January: The New York Tenors anthem - Madison Square Garden NBA.

  • April: Vocal performance during USO 75th Anniversary gala & awards ceremony..

  • July: Performs at JFK ceremony as final World Trade Center artifacts removed.

  • September: Featured interview - Tunnel to Towers special - "Tower of Heroes" 

  • September: Begins 2016-2017 "American Portraits" tour with Dallas Brass

  • September: Performance at Stephen Siller/Tunnel Towers annual 5K NY

  • October: Appearance at American Airlines SKYBALL XIV

  • December: The New York Tenors Christmas at Lincoln Center 

2017

  • March: Metro USO Dinner/awards Gala.

  • April: Joe Dimaggio Awards Dinner honoring Bobby Valentine.

  • April: Operation Homefront - Military Child of the Year Awards Gala.

  • April: Annual Salvation Army Celebration honoring first responders, Harrisburg PA.

  • April: Keynote speaker at Fairbanks Circle of Hope dinner, Indianapolis, IN.

  • April: Multiple dates/performances - Madison Square Garden for NHL New York Rangers.

  • May: US Capitol Washington DC - National Peace Officers Memorial. (see at Video)

  • May: Opening Times Square of Emmy award winning video "Just a Common Soldier"

  • June: Liberty Golf Gala Tunnel Towers Building Homes for our Bravest.

  • September: Mercy Flight WNY annual "Beacon of Hope" Gala, Buffalo New York.

  • September: Performs National Anthem at NFL opening game, Monday Night Football.

  • September: Performance at 16th annual Stephen Siller/Tunnel Towers 5K New York

  • November: 2nd appearance at American Airlines, Skyball, Dallas TX. 

  • December: Tribute concert with Allentown Band - Miller Symphony Hall.

  • December: Performance at NFF Hall of Fame Dinner Awards Gala.

  • December: Carnegie Hall with the New York Tenors Christmas Celebration.

2018

  • February: On tour with Dallas Brass "American Portraits".

  • March: NHL National Anthem performance at Madison Square Garden.

  • March: Keynote speaker, Mobile Alabama. Drug Education Council program. 

  • March: Opening for Brain Injury Awareness Celebrity Sports Forum, with Dr. Max Gomez, CBS News.

  • April: Appearance at Operation Homefront - Military Child of the Year Awards Gala.

  • April: 80th Anniversary Fontbonne Hall Academy, Brooklyn NY.

  • April: Keynote speaker at PSATS convention, Hershey PA.

  • April:  Guest vocalist, Operation Warrior Shield fundraiser/gala, New York City.

  • May: Vocal performance "Footsteps to the Future" Tunnel to Towers gala/fundraiser.

  • June-July: New Zealand tour. Public concert, 2018 Ice Hockey Classic, private events.

  • September: Phoenix AZ. National Day of Service and Remembrance.

  • September: New York City. Stephen Siller / Tunnel to Towers 5K

  • October: "Frontline to Home Front" Kennedy University Valor Center, Walnut Grove, CA.

  • November: Miller Symphony Hall - Allentown Symphony 100th anniversary Armistice Day

  • December: Salute to Veterans with Allentown Band, Miller Symphony Hall

  • December: Christmas show series with the New York Tenors, including sold out Carnegie Hall.

  • December: National Anthem "Never Forget Tribute Classic" Men's BB, Prudential Center, NJ

 

2019

  • February: Tour with the New York Tenors, Gulf Shores AL, and Covington LA.

  • March: Washington DC. USO Metro 37th Annual Awards Dinner/Gala.

  • March:  Hauppauge, NY. Brain Injury Awareness Celebrity Sports Forum, with Dr. Max Gomez, CBS News.

  • April: Vocal performance "Footsteps to the Future" Tunnel to Towers gala/fundraiser.

  • April: Appearance at Operation Homefront - Military Child of the Year Awards Gala.

  • April: Guest vocalist, Operation Warrior Shield fundraiser/gala, New York City.

  • May: New York. Giando on the Water, "View of Broadway" for Futures in Education.

  • July: Diablo, CA. Police and Fire The Fallen Heroes Fundraiser and Gala

  • September: Irvine CA., Bakersfield, CA., and Brooklyn, NY., Tunnel to Towers 5 K.

  • September: Walnut Creek, CA. Check presentation for fallen officer - Police & FIre The Fallen Heroes

  • September: New York City. Union Park. Performance at the rollout of the IBOT.

  • September New York City. Host at Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K run/walk.

  • October: New York performance at annual scholarship fund dinner. Futures in Education.

  • November: Ponte Vecchio community Veterans Day concert.

  • November: Guest vocalist - Buena Park, CA. Knotts Berry Farm, Mayor's Prayer Breakfast.

  • November: With the New York Tenors, special concert for cancer survivors - State Theatre, Easton PA.