Raised in the Chicago suburbs, Denzel is a graduate of Millikin University with a BFA in Musical Theatre. He made his Chicago debut with Griffin Theatre's Jeff Nominated Balm in Gilead and since then, has had the pleasure of working with many other Chicago theatres such as Light (Music) Theatre Works, Pegasus Theatre, Chicago Dramatists, Drury Lane Oakbrook and The Marriott Lincolnshire. Some of his favorite credits include: Mr. Bones in the Chicago premiere of The Scottsboro Boys (Porchlight Music Theatre), Ram Sweeney in Heathers (Kokandy Productions) and Frederick Tilney in Northanger Abbey (Lifeline Theatre). He was also a featured soloist in Porchlight's 2017 Icons Gala.
Before Chicago, Denzel was part of Festival 56’s 2013 season (Macbeth, Full Monty, Dr. Livesy in Treasure Island and Judah in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolored Dreamcoat); as well as Great Plains Theatre’s 2014 season as Jim in Big River and Lucien in The Boys Next Door.
Come this fall , you can catch him returning to Griffin Theatre as Coalhouse Walker Jr. in Ragtime.