Sharon Springs resident Drew Taylor has acted in the Original Broadway Casts of SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS w/John Lithgow, (Dir. by Nicholas Hytner) THE SECRET GARDEN w/Mandy Patinkin (Dir. by Susan H. Schulman) (Both Sony Cast Recordings) ANNIE (The 20th Anniversary Production w/Nell Carter) (Dir. by Martin Charnin) where, as understudy, he appeared as Daddy Warbucks. National Tours: ANNIE (20th, 25th, 30th Anniversary Tours) He has toured extensively in the USA & Canada playing 77 Cities/187,000 miles with ANNIE, OLIVER, GIGI w/Louis Jourdan, CAN- CAN w/Chita Rivera & the Rockettes. (USA & Japan). Glimmerglass Festival: CAROUSEL (Dir. By Charles Newell) ANNIE GET YOUR GUN with Debbie Voight (Dir. By Francesca Zambello), THE MUSIC MAN (Glimmerglass at the Royal Opera House, OMAN) (Dir. By Marcia Milgrom Dodge) Off-Broadway/Regional: THE REVERAND WANDA PROBLEM (St. Clements), ONE OF THE GIRLS (LaMama) M. BUTTERFLY, World Premiere of TAKE TWO, THE HISTORY BOYS (Northern Stage) HOW TO SUCCEED, HIGH BUTTON SHOES, MR. CINDERS (Goodspeed Opera House), FUNNY GIRL, THE SECRET GARDEN (Papermill Playhouse), ANYTHING GOES (Westchester Broadway) THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH (The McCarter) Kander & Ebb’s World Premiere ALL ABOUT US w/Eartha Kitt (Westport Playhouse) and as Santa with THE RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR. (Branson/Nashville/Myrtle Beach) He has been seen promoting Chrysler, Canon Camera, Equitable Insurance and The Sham-Easy Mop.
Drew is a member of the Lehman Engel/BMI Musical Theatre Workshop and The Dramatists Guild. Book & Lyrics to ONE WAY TICKET TO HELL (Music by Robert Cioffi). He co-produced the West Coast premiere, in association with The Lee Strasberg Center for the Arts/ Marilyn Monroe Theatre which garnered rave reviews and 5 Ovation Award nominations including “Outstanding World Premiere of a New Musical”. The show was also on many “Top Ten for Theatre in LA” lists. “HELL” also played The 12 Miles West Theatre Company (Where it originated), New York City’s famed Cabaret- Don’t Tell Mama’s, and was a part of the inaugural season of The New York Musical Theatre Festival in NYC at The Tank Theatre. The score was featured in concert by The New Jersey Gays Men Chorus, and was chosen for The New Jersey Festival of New Plays. For 5 years he and writing partner Robert Cioffi had their own production company in New York, Dave Gogi Enterprises. He premiered his new musical revue SONGS FROM A GLASS HALF FULL (Lyrics/Direction) (Music by Robert Cioffi) right here in Sharon Springs, New York, Other works include Book & Lyrics for THE PLOUGHMAN’S WIFE (Based on the writings of Robert Burns) (Music by Robert Cioffi) WANDERLUST (Music by Lisa Yves) YOU CAN BE A NEW YORKER TOO! (Book/Dir.) The York Theatre, A SONG FOR ONE OF THE GIRLS (A Dorothy Parker Revue/Book/Dir.) LaMama, The Plays: VAMP UNTIL READY, UNWILLING VICTIM (Miami Actors Theatre/Dir) and THE MARTHA PINKHAM STORY (Book, Direction & additional material) (New Jersey Dance Festival) This production is dedicated to the community of Sharon Springs.
He recently completed his novel(s) with a behind-the-scenes storytelling of 40 years in the professional theatre in New York called “ALL TOURS IN THE GIFT SHOP” and the companion coming of age memoir about his life as a young man growing up in a treacherous, decadent, disco laden NYC of the 1970s called “WHERE THE HUNGRY COME TO FEED.”