Taylor Masamitsu is a tenor and music director currently based in New York City. Equally at home in new and established works, Taylor has had an eclectic career on stage as well as at the podium. He maintains an active performing schedule but is deeply committed to arts education. Taylor is active in several non-profits throughout the city that supply tuition-free musical theatre training to students.
Music Direction (select): Let There Be Stuff* (off-broadway), Kid Kristy and the Candy Touch* (La MaMa), Trail* (REDDCAT), Hair (PGL), Annie, West Side Story, Beauty and the Beast, Don’t Look At Me Like That*, Shrek the Musical.
*Indicates world premiere
Stage Roles (select): Le Nozze di Figaro (Figaro), Dido and Aeneas (Aeneas), The Music of Stephen Schwartz and Eric Whitacre (vocalist/Lincoln Center), Let There Be Stuff (Cain), Beauty and the Beast (Lefou), Company (Robert), You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown (Linus), A Chorus Line (Mike).
Television (highlights): The Oprah Winfrey Show (guest performer, w/ Glee), Higglytown Heroes (Eubie/Disney), Jojo’s Circus (Skeebo/Disney).
Professional Training and Degrees:
Graduate Performance Diploma (MM) in opera performance, École Normale de Musique de Paris.
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Voice Performance, California Institute of the Arts
International Vocal Artists Academy of Payerbach, intensive vocal study for young opera singers with Vladimir Chernov and Olga Toporkova.
Taylor is proud to serve on the faculty at Broadway Training Center.
SAG-AFTRA, AEA. taylormasamitsu.com