Brian Taylor is a pianist, conductor, composer, and writer in New York City. As a conductor on Broadway, he has lead performances of Cats, An American in Paris, Cinderella, Evita, and Mary Poppins, and he played pit piano/keyboard and/or rehearsal piano for those productions, as well as Aladdin, Les Misérables, On the Twentieth Century, On the Town, Newsies, A Little Night Music, LoveMusik, The Drowsy Chaperone, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Brian played rehearsal piano for New York City Center's 2016 gala reading of Sunday in the Park with George (with Jake Gyllenhaal), and prior to that, for Encores' Paint Your Wagon (with Keith Carradine) and Lady Be Good! (with Tommy Tune).
He has music directed and provided arrangements for numerous concerts benefiting such organizations as St. Jude's Hospital and Cherry Grove Community House, at venues such as the Lucille Lortel, York Theatre, New World Stages, and (le) Poisson Rouge.
He received his Bachelor of Music from Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory and his Master of Music from Florida State University, and was a member of Florida Grand Opera's Young Artist Studio, where he played for Tosca, directed by Renata Scotto and starring Deborah Voigt. He has accompanied in the studios of such renowned vocal artists as Ira Siff, Diana Soviero, Barbara Cook, and Liz Callaway.
In 2010, he had the honor of visiting the Shanghai Conservatory of Music as guest clinician and lecturer, coaching Chinese vocal students on American musical theatre repertoire. He performed with Renee Fleming and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra on "Live from Lincoln Center" on PBS (2012).
As keyboardist and conductor in the theatre, Brian served as Associate Conductor for the National Tour of Les Misérables, and Music Director for Cats on tour throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. He also conducted the premiere Danish-language production of Cats at Det Ny Teater in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Regional credits include performing the role of "Manny," the accompanist, in Master Class at St. Louis Rep, directed by Victoria Bussert, Music Director for The Wild Party at Baldwin-Wallace College, Violet at Cain Park, and A Little Night Music at Florida State Opera. He assisted David Gooding on the world premiere of Jacques and Maddly (1998) at Cleveland's Playhouse Square.