Brandon Taylor BIO
Hailing from Orlando, Florida, Brandon now resides New York City. He likes to call himself an entertaining artist: doing his best to merge art and entertainment. Only twenty two years young, he’s beyond ready to take on whatever NYC can throw at him.
Growing up, Brandon played sports just like all the other kids. Because, after all, wasn’t that what everyone was supposed to do? It wasn’t until his 7th grade required drama class that he realized what he was missing. Something about working together as a team for the same artistic goal electrified him. He found he enjoyed making people laugh or cry; or even both at the same time. So what’d he do next? Well, he quit the football team and started doing plays instead, and that led to musicals, and that led to private voice lessons, and that (together with 10 years of gymnastics) led to dance class. He was on his way to becoming a first class performing-artist.
During his junior year of high school, when he started looking at colleges, he realized he needed to attend a conservatory. So, for his senior year of high school, Brandon transferred to Orlando’s Dr. Phillips Magnet High School where he double majored in theatre and dance. And his hard work paid off: Brandon was accepted with a scholarship into Point Park Conservatory’s Musical Theatre program. It truly was a dream come true – Brandon packed his bags and moved to Pittsburgh.
While in Pittsburgh, Brandon felt lucky because not only was he able to perform at school, but he was also granted the opportunity to work with professional theatre and film companies. Brandon started playing a myriad of rolls, including some as farfetched and flamboyant as Carman Ghia in The Producers, to leading man status as Patsy in M33, to experimental work in The Pillow Project an improv jazz dance company. His head started to spin trying to define his “type”. So he stopped, and quickly learned that what he is, is indeed simply enough.
So after getting his equity card through Pittsburgh CLO and his SAG eligibility from a role on A&E’s original series Those Who Kill, Brandon took the leap and moved to New York City.
So now, he’s here, in the big apple. Brandon hopes to meet new inspiring people, write new music, choreograph, or speak a line or two. He’s collaborated with many singer-songwriters as their guitarist/pianist for open mics’ and is always looking to write more music. One day, he hopes to write a new American family drama musical.
And while not performing, Brandon enjoys working at restaurants, teaching gymnastics, or working for his father’s IT Company, but always keeping his music and dancing close by taking class or writing music. He loves making his own sushi, cats, table tennis, racquetball, tennis, road trips, fishing, visiting his family and friends in Orlando, reading and re-reading his favorite book, “Just Kids”, by Patti Smith, writing plays and dreaming of the day when LA and NYC just means he’s attained a bi-coastal career. So take a look around the site. See or hear something you like? Feel free to contact him :-).