Daphne Always (née Sumtimez) is the stage persona of Daphne James Overbeck. Based out of New York, she works in cabaret, nightlight, film, and television as a performer, hostess, and model. A Cancer with Gemini Rising and Virgo Moon, she is most known for her clever parody songs, zany cheer, and lavender hand massages.
Since moving to New York in 2011 to obtain a degree in Classics and Philosophy from New York University, Daphne has explored the performance world as a way to navigate her experience as a transgender woman. She strives to create spaces that offer a moment of emotional disarmament, a celebration of the human spirit, and an incisive reconsideration of common behaviors.
Daphne is a resident hostess at Alan Cumming's East Village lounge, Club Cumming, every Friday at 8:00 and Saturday at 11:00. Every Sunday at 9:00 she hosts a party and show at Metropolitan Bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.