David Taylor-Gomes is a Composer, Pianist, Musical Director, Actor, and Educator, best known for writing the music and lyrics for Boxed Up: The Musical. David began his musical training at age 4 studying classical piano, and throughout his childhood he studied music composition and debuted his first original piece at age 12 with the Markham Middle School Concert Band. As a high school senior he wrote and produced an original musical (Miss Fortunate), which performed to sold-out audiences and won a medal for original script at the Lenaea Theatre Festival, as well as the Larry Shumate Synergy Award. As an adult David has performed professionally as an actor and musical director for Sacramento Theatre Company, Capital Stage, Missouri Street Theatre, and Boxed Up Productions. In 2015 David performed at TedX Sacramento with Tresa Honaker and AirAligned Aerial Dance. David has received multiple Elly Awards from the Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance for Best Musical Direction, including In The Heights (Green Valley Theatre Company) and Lizzie: The Musical (The Actor’s Playpen). He also received an Arty Award for Best Musical Direction of a Youth Musical in 2012 (Les Miserables).
David has taught musical theatre for Sacramento Theatre Company’s School of the Arts since 2014, and has been the musical director for Granite Bay High School’s theatre arts program since 2012.
David’s original compositions have been performed at STC, GVTC, and Bottle Rock Napa, where he performed with the alternative rock band Autumn Sky. He was also a top-200 finalist on American Idol, season 11. David is a proud member of Actors Equity Association (AEA) and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).