Originally from St. Petersburg, FL, Taylor's passion for performance led her to pursue the rigors of Conservatory training, where she studied acting, singing, and dance in St. Louis, Missouri, acquiring her BFA in Musical Theatre from The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University.
Taylor was the 2020 2nd Place National Competition Winner in Musical Theatre (1st Place St. Louis Regional Winner) with the NSAL.
Some of her professional shows include: The U.S. Professional Premiere of Elvis The Musical (Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre), The Sound of Music (The Muny), Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (Jobsite Theater), Pride and Prejudice (The Rep of St. Louis), My Fair Lady (Ozark Actors Theatre), The Little Mermaid (Variety Theatre), SHE (ERA Theatre), and Steel Magnolias (St. Pete City Theatre).
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May - October 2022 -- Utah Shakespeare Festival 2022 Season
I am having a blast being a part of the Tony Award-Winning Utah Shakespeare Festival's 2022 Season! I am performing five shows "in rep" with this wonderful company. I am thrilled to be portraying Sister Berthe/Frau Zeller in The Sound of Music, Ensemble in Sweeney Todd, Featured Performer in The Greenshows ("The Last Time I Saw Paris" and "Coronation Day"), and understudying Yvette and Mrs. White in Clue. It has been such an exciting experience to present these incredible productions to such receptive audiences every day and to have the wonderful opportunity to provide free, accessible theatre through The Greeenshows ("The Last Time I Saw Paris" and "Coronation Day") to children and adults outdoors on the beautiful green. I have also had the exciting opportunity of going on for my understudy track of Mrs. White in Clue! I am so enjoying getting to spend every day of the week performing shows that I love with such a wonderful group of people!
April 2022 -- The U.S. Professional Premiere of Elvis The Musical
I am so grateful to have been able to portray Priscilla Presley and act as Dance Captain for the U.S. Professional Premiere of Elvis the Musical, written by Sean Cercone and David Abbinanti and based on a concept by Floyd Mutrux! It was such an incredible experience to be a part of bringing a new musical to the stage and sharing this exciting story with audiences every night!
A word about Elvis the Musical from Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre
"A Professional U.S. Premiere! This official biography-musical follows the tender story of Elvis Presley in the early years of his career as he and Sam Phillips create the music that will forever change their lives. This new musical explores these pivotal moments through the perspectives of those who knew him best, spanning from his impoverished childhood in Tupelo, Mississippi to his triumphant 1968 'Comeback Special,' and his assent to be 'The King.' Elvis the Musical features over 40 Elvis hits and iconic songs including 'That’s All Right,' 'Blue Suede Shoes,' 'That’s All Right Momma,' 'Shake, Rattle, and Roll,' and 'Heartbreak Hotel.' This is where the story begins… 'Take a walk down lonely street.'"
December 2021 -- SHE: A RADIO PLAY GOES LIVE ON ALL PLATFORMS
SHE: A RADIO PLAY BY ERA THEATRE
I had the exciting opportunity to go into the studio and record the singing vocals for the character, SHE. Now the entire album is available to listen to on Bandcamp, Amazon Music, Spotify, YouTube, and Apple Music! You will find my vocals on "I'll Be The Mother," "What They Have Taken From Us," "The Last Night Is Falling," "Too-Hungry Lass," "Memories," "Remember," and "Killing Me."
A word from ERA on SHE: A Radio Play:
"SHE controls the radio station of the fascist regime in power. SHE's also the star of the broadcast. Her recording studio abounds with music and oysters. But in the nearby government camps full of misfits and would-be revolutionaries, only torture and starvation is thick on the ground. Tonight, however, SHE's realm feels different. The bombs sound closer. Time moves faster. But SHE will finish her radio show, and it will be her finest. If executing every number in the broadcast means some people need to die, so be it; it is a small sacrifice. The citizens need her and she will not let them down. Written by Nancy Bell. Music composed by Joe Taylor. Lyrics by Nancy Bell."
October/November 2021 -- Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde at Jobsite Theater
August 2021 -- A RETURN TO LIVE THEATRE!
The Sound of Music at The Muny
I was absolutely thrilled and honored to have performed in The Sound of Music at The Muny, America's oldest and largest outdoor theatre venue located in the middle of Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri with a grand total of 11,000 seats! Directed by Matt Kunkel, with choreography by Beth Crandall and music direction by Ben Whiteley, this production brought music back to the hills of Forest Park after a year of shutdown due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. This has been a full-circle moment for me, as The Muny was the first place I visited upon arriving in St. Louis to receive my BFA in Musical Theatre from The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University! I remember looking down at the stage from way up in the free seats and making it my goal to one day perform on that stage. This show was also very near and dear to my heart, as The Sound of Music is one of my all-time favorite musicals! Dreams really do come true!
December 2020 -- THEATRE DURING A PANDEMIC
The Collegiate Premiere of Deadly: The Musical at The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University
I had the honor of working on this new and exciting musical that was done in COMPLETE isolation. As an actor in this Zoom production, I was responsible for my costume, hair, makeup, set, props, lighting, accompaniment, and filming myself for each scene all from my apartment living room! Throughout all of the rehearsals and the two weeks of filming, every member of the company, from the actors to the designers to the directors, did all of their work in isolation.
While the idea of never being able to be in the same room together presented its challenges, especially the idea of learning complex musical arrangements through Zoom, everyone worked incredibly hard to create and bring a new and exciting hybrid of musical theatre and film to audiences from across the country!
This musical experience, turned film experience, was directed by Caesar Samayoa (Broadway's Come From Away), with book and lyrics by Vanessa Claire Stewart (a fellow WebCo alum), and music by Ryan Thomas Johnson. This musical brings to light the stories of the incredible women whose lives were cut short by the infamous serial killer, H.H. Holmes.