Daphne Always (née Sumtimez) is the stage name of Daphne James Overbeck. Based out of New York, she works in theater, nightlife, film, and events as a hostess, performer, 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 foster emotional disarmament among strangers, celebration of the human spirit, and lovingly critical self-reflection.
Daphne’s recent credits include two sold out shows 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.