Daisuke Watanabe

Daisuke originated the role of Earl in Waitress the Musical in Japan.

He is best known for his role as Kunimitsu Tezuka of the fourth generation Seigaku cast in The Prince of Tennis musical series, Tenimyu. In 2016 he made ihis theatre debut in musical 1789 – Bastille no Koibitotachi.

Waitress will be LiLiCo’s musical debut. She said: “I’ve been thinking about doing musicals for 50 years, even since I was a kid. And I said ‘yes’ instantly – my dream came true! I’m looking forward to playing Becky comically, emotionally, and proudly! I feel that it is a great honor and privelege to be able to participate in the premiere of a very popular work overseas in Japan. It’s a story that reminds everyone of the time they watched the movie, and it’s so wonderful that it has becomes a musical with exciting music. My brain sparked when I heard the Japanese cast, and I’ll make it unforgettable for everyone who comes to see me!”

Selected Previous Credits


  • Romeo and Juliette, Japan
  • 1789 – Bastille No Koibitotachi, Japan
  • South Pacific, Japan
  • Blood Brothers, Japan
  • Uchoten Kazoku, Japan
  • Dracula, Japan
  • The Prince of a Wonderful Town, Japan
  • Canterella, Japan
  • Miracle Train, Japan
  • Sakura, Japan
  • The Prince of Tennis Musical, Japan


  • Ultraman Mebius
  • Takumi-kun Series 2: Nijiiro no Garasu
  • Takumi-kun Series 3: Bibou no Detail
  • Takumi-kun Series 4: Pure
  • Hanaoni
  • Gachinko Kenka Joto
  • NHK Umai
NameDaisuke Watanabe
Born6 November 1982
FromKanagawa Prefecture, Japan
RoleEarl Japan