Elisabeth Scott Daley – The Complete Bio

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Liz Daley, Wedding DJ Specialist

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Trained Professional

Elisabeth Daley is a native Virginian, but grew up in North Carolina. She studied Acting at The North Carolina School of the Arts, Dance and Choreography at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Musical Theatre at Shenandoah University. She is a graduate of The Boston Conservatory of Music and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre with an emphasis in Directing. A highly trained dancer in tap, jazz, ballet and numerous other styles, Liz was allowed to earn her “movement” requirements for her degree alongside the dance majors in their highest classes.

Four Year Undergraduate Studies included:  Vocal Production, Speech, Diction, Dialects, Musical Arrangement, Singing, Solfeggi, Piano, Music Theory, Alexander Technique, Stage Combat, Theatre Management, Theatrical Stage Craft, Theatrical Stage Lighting, Character Make-Up Design, Costume Design, Acting, Shakespeare, Modern Drama, Directing and Dancing {tap, jazz, ballet, modern, pointe}
*Conservatory Artist Diploma in Musical Theatre with an emphasis in Directing earned in 1989
*Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre with an emphasis in Directing earned in 2005

She continued her training while in New York City with private voice lessons, professional acting classes and professional dance classes.

She appears regionally in her one-woman tribute to the great ladies of Broadway in “One Night of Broadway”.

New York  City –  Theatre Career

Elisabeth spent over 12 years in New York City as a professional singer, dancer and actress. She appeared in the daytime drama “As the World Turns” as well as the HBO hit “Sex and the City”. She was a principal singer onboard several cruise lines including, The Song of America, The Enchanted Seas and The Mississippi Queen. She enjoyed a six month run at Burt Reynold’s Jupiter Dinner Theatre in Florida and she appeared in Las Vegas at the Luxor Hotel in their critically acclaimed long-running production of the 60’s musical “Beehive”. Elisabeth has toured the United States in such crowd-pleasing favorites as “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” and “Sleeping Beauty”. She appeared regionally in “42nd Street”, “Anything Goes”, “Gypsy”, “Kismet”, “Peter Pan”, “My Fair Lady”, “Annie Get Your Gun”, “The Sound of Music”, “Funny Girl”, “Me & My Girl”, “Pippin”, “A Chorus Line”, “Barnum”, “Pinnochio” and “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”. In New York City she originated the role of Ed in the musical revue “Primetime” premiering at Musical Theatre Works with musical arrangements by Andrew Gerle, directed by Drew Geraci and produced by Ken Davenport. (Ken’s blog)

Voice-Over Actor, Producer and Director

Elisabeth has spent a great deal of time in recording studios in Texas and New York City providing “sweetener” back-ground tracks for live theatre productions and lead vocal tracks for corporate industrials. She also starred in over 10 music videos produced in Nashville now appearing in Japan. Behind the scenes, Elisabeth has produced and directed productions of “The Fantasticks” and “Minnesota Moon” in Boston as well as Stephen Schwartz’s musical “The Baker’s Wife” in Texas. She has also served as stage manager on numerous productions across the country.Liz Daley-Wedding Entertainment Director® , DJ and Master of Ceremonies serving Williamsburg Virginia, Virginia Beach, Hampton Roads, Richmond Virginia, Washington DC and all destination locations

International Performer

Elisabeth’s extensive work as an actress has taken her to Paris, London, Venice, Lucerne, and Frankfurt as well as countless other cities across the United States and abroad.

Special Event Professional

Elisabeth began her career in the special event industry with Chez-zam Entertainment Group (New York City) in 1989 quite by accident as a means to support herself as she pursued her Broadway aspirations. She began as an “interactive” dancer working with some of Manhattan’s most talented and sought after DJs and Masters of Ceremonies. By 1997 she had become a trusted director and manager handling many of their key clients including Cablevision. One of her final responsibilities was to supervise the “High Rollers” New Year’s Eve celebration 2004 at the Atlantic City Hilton Hotel and Casino.


Elisabeth started her own entertainment company Daley DJs in 2003 which has now become Liz Daley Events to better portray everything her 13 year old company has to offer. Elisabeth is comfortable working in a multitude of environments. She has served as an event planner and coordinator at private and corporate events held at such recognizable venues as The Pierre, The Waldorf-Astoria and The Marriott Marquis as well as numerous Banquet Halls and Country Clubs in Long Island, Westchester, Connecticut, New Jersey and Massachusetts. She has handled everything from small parties with a mobile DJ set up to huge extravaganzas with Headline Entertainment as well as “team-building” events and major Fundraising Dinners and Auctions. She continues to maintain extensive contacts and connections from all over the country in the entertainment industry.

Liz Daley-Wedding Entertainment Director® and Disc Jockey proudly representing the WED Guild® in Virginia

 Nationwide Industry Leader

In 2007, Elisabeth became the first female to earn the prestigious title of “Wedding Entertainment Director®” and she was on the Board of Directors that created the WED Guild®‘s thorough application requirements and review process. Since 2010, she served as President and Executive Director of The Wedding Entertainment Directors Guild®. In 2010, Elisabeth achieved the advanced designation of “Accredited Bridal Consultant™”, of which there are only 60 in the country, through the Association of Bridal Consultants, the oldest and largest association for wedding planners.

Liz Daley-Wedding Entertainment Director®, DJ and Master of Ceremonies is a proud member of The American Disc Jockey AssociationLocal Industry Leader

Additionally, Liz was instrumental in forming the Eastern Virginia Chapter  and Richmond Chapter of The American Disc Jockey Association and has served as an officer for 10 years running.  President for three years, Vice-President for three years, and secretary for four years. The ADJA is the only national Disc Jockey organization that has local chapters that promote education and professionalism in the mobile entertainment industry.

Wedding DJ All-Stars PanelistLiz Daley-Wedding Entertainment Director® presents as part of the Wedding DJ All-Stars Panel at DJ Times Expo 2010

In 2010 she was invited to sit on a panel of experts “All-Star Emcee Secrets Revealed” in Atlantic City at the “DJ Times” Convention alongside Jason Jani, Mike Berrios, Mike Walter, Adam J. Weitz, Johnny Kelly, Steve Moody and Sean “Big Daddy” McKee.

Wedding Industry Specialist

Since relocating to Williamsburg in 2003, Elisabeth has established herself as a reliable and talented DJ and Master of Ceremonies. Her diverse training and experience from a lifetime of entertaining has served her well as she continues to form strong relationships with area venues.

Amazing Sound System

Elisabeth uses state of the art equipment including two MacBook Pro laptops currently holding more than 50,000+ songs ready at her fingertips and Bose Professional Grade Amplification.

(Translation: lots of very expensive toys which are completely for your benefit that also look and sound great)

Love of Music

Elisabeth loves almost all music and she loves helping people have a great party. (however, she doesn’t much care for techno, ska, heavy metal, angry “I hate the world” modern rock or gangsta rap)

She enjoys easy “classic” music to “hard and heavy” dance music. Elisabeth especially loves the new crop of “easy listening” artists including Jason Mraz, Colbie Caillat and the new crooner, Michael Buble. However, she is a Broadway Baby at heart and has a ridiculous library of her first musical love.

She will work with you to determine what’s best for your “group”. Check out her music library online and create a customized playlist. She will use her experience to “read” the room and play music for everyone.

Work Ethic and Commitment to Excellence

Elisabeth is conscientious and caring about her work and will do everything in her power to make your party amazing. She is always available during the planning process and follows through on her promises. Elisabeth’s talent and work ethic is quickly establishing a strong client base of satisfied customers here in Williamsburg and the surrounding areas.

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Liz Daley-Wedding Entertainment Director® and Disc Jockey entertains at a wedding reception at Ford's Colony in Williamsburg Virginia


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