About


Photo by Matthew Pandolfe

Photo by Matthew Pandolfe

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.