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Danielle is currently starring as BILLIE HOLLIDAY in LADY DAY at EMERSON'S BAR and GRILL in CT at Playhouse on Park! For tickets and more info please visit





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Living legend, Patti Labelle, once said to her, "Baby Girl, do you know what 'IT' is?  Cause you got it, and I expect to see you on the other side." Grammy-winning R&B vocalist, Jill Scott, told her that wherever her career was to lead, "IT's there..." And, acclaimed director, Walter Dallas, was quoted in the Philadelphia Inquirer proclaiming, "I think we've made a real find and are introducing a major talent."


These are just a few of the accolades that summarize the talent of actor/singer and Philadelphia native, Danielle Herbert. Best known for her portrayal of the crazy inmate, “Babs Babson,” in the hit Netflix TV series, Orange is the New Black, she made her Broadway debut in the Duke Ellington musical revue, After Midnight where she covered a rotating roster of guest-stars, including Fantasia Barrinno, K.D Lang, Toni Braxton, Vanessa Williams, and Patti Labelle. She starred for 1-week, in her own right, and stepped in several times for Broadway veteran, Adriane Lenox, as the comedienne of the show.


She was most recently seen in season 1 of the Netflix thriller, The Sinner, alongside Jessica Biel and Bil Pullman; and has also appeared in the NBC series “Do No Harm,” alongside Steven Pasquale.

In other areas of the Business, Danielle has sung back-up vocals and toured nationally with fellow Philly-diva, Jill Scott, along with Queen Latifah and Erykah Badu; she debuted her one-woman cabaret show, I'm Still Here! A Tribute to the Legendary Eartha Kitt, at  NYC's renowned Don't Tell Mamma nightclub; and, she has performed in numerous regional theater productions in the most notable theaters of Philadelphia, California, and Chicago.

She holds a Bachelors degree in classical voice from Temple University.


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