Daphne Always

Daphne Always (née Sumtimez) is the stage name of Daphne James Overbeck. Based out of New York, she works in theater, nightlife, and events as a hostess, performer, speaker, and model.


After she earned a Bachelor’s in Classics and Philosophy from New York University, Daphne began exploring the performance world in Brooklyn drag bars, eventually finding her way into the East Village and building a name for herself as a Downtown cabaret personality. In her art, she aims to create spaces that offer a moment of emotional disarmament among strangers, a celebration of the human spirit, and incisive reconsideration of common behaviors. 


Daphne’s recent credits include a sold out debut at Joe’s Pub, a sold out run as Sally Bowles in Cabaret at the Deep End, and a 2019 Brooklyn Nightlife Award for Best Vocalist/Musical Group.

Come hang out with her on Saturday nights at Club Cumming! Each week at midnight, she hosts Haus of Cumming with Darren Dryden and Sammy Jo, featuring a variety of lovely and talented performers. For ticketed events, please visit the “Upcoming Events” page!

Photo by Matthew Pandolfe

Photo by Matthew Pandolfe