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David Taylor Gomes

 
Birth Place:
Placerville, CA
Bio:
David Taylor Gomes is a Composer, Pianist, Musical Director, Actor, and Educator, best known for writing the music and lyrics for Ranked, A New Musical and Boxed Up: The Musical. David is also a musical theatre instructor with Sacramento Theatre Company's School of the Arts, and the musical director ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Placerville, CA

Bio:
David Taylor Gomes is a Composer, Pianist, Musical Director, Actor, and Educator, best known for writing the music and lyrics for Ranked, A New Musical and Boxed Up: The Musical. David is also a musical theatre instructor with Sacramento Theatre Company's School of the Arts, and the musical director ... (read complete bio)
 

David Taylor Gomes Biography

David Taylor Gomes is a Composer, Pianist, Musical Director, Actor, and Educator, best known for writing the music and lyrics for Ranked, A New Musical and Boxed Up: The Musical. David is also a musical theatre instructor with Sacramento Theatre Company's School of the Arts, and the musical director for Granite Bay High School's theatre arts program. 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 an adult David has primarily worked with musical theatre companies as a musical director, singer, and pianist. Affiliations include Sacramento Theatre Company (STC), Capital Stage, Green Valley Theatre (GVTC), Rocklin Community Theatre, Flying Monkey Productions, California Stage, and Missouri Street Theatre. David's original compositions have been performed at STC, GVTC, and Bottle Rock Napa, where he performed with the alternative rock band Autumn Sky. David was also a top-200 finalist on American Idol, season 11. David is a proud member of Actors Equity Association (AEA), The Dramatists Guild of America, and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP)





David Taylor Gomes News

Photos: Luke Hawkins Returns to Birdland in a Singing, Tapping Extravaganza Photo Photos: Luke Hawkins Returns to Birdland in a Singing, Tapping Extravaganza
by Stephi Wild - Jan 30, 2023

Singer/tapper Luke Hawkins brought an evening of singing, dancing and laughter to the Birdland stage on Monday, June 20. Check out photos from the performance here!

Watch: Amber Ardolino, JJ Niemann & Alex Wong Star in RANKED, A MUSICAL Music Video Photo Watch: Amber Ardolino, JJ Niemann & Alex Wong Star in RANKED, A MUSICAL Music Video
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 5, 2023

Watch the new music video for for the song¬†‚ÄúEye on the Prize,‚Ä̬†featuring¬†Amber Ardolino,¬†JJ Niemann, and¬†Alex Wong from the new musical Ranked.

Exclusive: Watch a Clip From MY SO-CALLED HIGH SCHOOL RANK Photo Exclusive: Watch a Clip From MY SO-CALLED HIGH SCHOOL RANK
by Michael Major - Nov 30, 2022

Watch an exclusive video clip from My So-Called High School Rank, which showcases the musical's success as high schoolers around the country connected with the show’s themes as they themselves struggle to find their place in the world amid intense college admissions competition.

HBO to Premiere High School Musical Theatre Documentary MY SO-CALLED HIGH SCHOOL RANK Photo HBO to Premiere High School Musical Theatre Documentary MY SO-CALLED HIGH SCHOOL RANK
by Michael Major - Nov 10, 2022

MY SO-CALLED HIGH SCHOOL RANK chronicles the creation of a musical theater production at Granite Bay High School in Sacramento, CA, inspired by students’ stories of the constant pressures to achieve a top-rank in every part of their lives to get ahead in current college admissions process. Watch the video trailer now!

New All-Digital Theatre Licensing Company UPROAR THEATRICS Announced Photo New All-Digital Theatre Licensing Company UPROAR THEATRICS Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2021

Uproar Theatrics, a new digital theatrical licensing company, has been created to transform how regional, school, stock, and amateur groups license plays and musicals.  Uproar Theatrics is expanding the theatrical pipeline to bring thrilling, fresh theatre to creators and audiences across America.

Cape Henlopen High School Presents RANKED, A NEW MUSICAL Photo Cape Henlopen High School Presents RANKED, A NEW MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - Jan 17, 2021

Cape Henlopen High School presents Ranked, A New Musical with book by Kyle Holmes and music and lyrics by David Taylor Gomes.

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of November 30 - Michael Ball & Alfie Boe, Lin Photo New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of November 30 - Michael Ball & Alfie Boe, Linda Eder, Liz Callaway, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Dec 2, 2020

Need something new to read, watch, or listen to? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases! This week's list includes the new Christmas album from Michael Ball & Alfie Boe, new music from Linda Eder, Liz Callaway, and more.

VIDEO: Joshua and Amanda Dela Cruz Record Cover of 'Come Up For Air' From the New Mus Photo VIDEO: Joshua and Amanda Dela Cruz Record Cover of 'Come Up For Air' From the New Musical RANKED
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 25, 2020

Joshua Dela Cruz (Aladdin and host of 'Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues') and Amanda Dela Cruz ('The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel') have recorded a cover of the song 'Come Up for Air' (along with a video) from the new musical Ranked with book by Kyle Holmes and music and lyrics by David Taylor Gomes. 

New Musical RANKED Gets Workshop At The Daryl Roth Theatre, 3/20 Photo New Musical RANKED Gets Workshop At The Daryl Roth Theatre, 3/20
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 9, 2020

The new musical Ranked (www.RankedMusical.com) with book by Kyle Holmes and music and lyrics by David Taylor Gomes will have industry workshops on Friday, March 20 at 12pm and 4pm at The Daryl Roth Theatre (101 E. 15th Street).

BWW Interview: Kyle Holmes And David Taylor Gomes Talk About Their Album Debut and Wh Photo BWW Interview: Kyle Holmes And David Taylor Gomes Talk About Their Album Debut and Where RANKED, A NEW MUSICAL is Going Next
by Courtney Symes - Feb 27, 2020

You might recall that, in early 2019, a little news story broke about a certain college admissions scandal. It was something that people suspected must happen in back rooms, but confirmation was finally being brought out into the light. What you might not know was that, a year before that, a local creative duo started working on an original musical after speaking to their high school students about what problems were foremost on their minds. The students kept coming up with the same answer: the relentless pressure placed on them by peers, parents, society, and themselves to be the best-with their grades, sports, everything. Thus, Ranked, A New Musical was born. Debuting to rave reviews just weeks after the scandal was revealed, it paralleled that story and highlighted the concerns that the students confided in those two teachers, Kyle Holmes and David Taylor Gomes. Since that time, Ranked has seen extraordinary things happen and there are no signs of slowing down. As Ranked's first birthday approaches, it seems a perfect time for Holmes and Gomes to release their concept album. On February 28, Ranked will be available for everyone to hear on Spotify and Apple Music. Broadway World Sacramento recently spoke with Holmes and Gomes to hear all about their journey to a New York reading, the making of the album, and their upcoming HBO special.

David Taylor Gomes Videos

Exclusive: Watch a Clip From MY SO-CALLED HIGH SCHOOL RANK Videoplay
Exclusive: Watch a Clip From MY SO-CALLED HIGH SCHOOL RANK

by Michael Major - Nov 30, 2022

Watch an exclusive video clip from My So-Called High School Rank, which showcases the musical's success as high schoolers around the country connected with the show’s themes as they themselves struggle to find their place in the world amid intense college admissions competition.