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Taylor J Williams

Taylor J Williams

Biography

Taylor’s work has been heard on Broadway and around the world in numerous theatrical productions including Be More Chill, King Kong, Moulin Rouge, the 2016 revival of Falsettos with Andrew Rannells and Christian Borle; Disney’s Frozen, The Lion King (Gazelle Tour), and The Hunchback of Notre Dame; Waitress in the US and London’s West End; Monsoon Wedding at Berkeley Rep; and The Prince of Egypt.

In addition to being a part of the Grammy Award-winning cast album for Hamilton, he’s had the pleasure of contributing to albums for Heathers; Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical; SpongeBob SquarePants; Sunday In The Park With George with Jake Gyllenhaal; A New Brain with Jonathan Groff; and the world premiere recording of Alan Menken & Howard Ashman’s first musical God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater.

Television projects include the 70th Annual TONY Awards, Saturday Night Live with Sara Bareilles, and Grease: Live! on Fox.

Outside of the theatre, electronic music work includes musical arrangements, soundscape and sample design, click tracks, MIDI sequencing/mockups, and keyboard accompaniment for varied clients. Additionally, he has served as a music director for Barney’s BazDazzled Christmas windows, curated by Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin and featuring Pentatonix, as well as for Rhinestone Gorilla Burlesque.

Taylor has been a member of the Electronic Music Committee for Local 802 of the AFM, and has been a proud music educator for Revolución Latina, based in NYC, but reaching students all over the world. He is currently co-producing the soundtrack to a university commissioned short film, and has done sound engineering for streamed broadcasts of live concerts.

As a performer he has played keyboards for Heather Headley at New York’s Appel Room, King’s Theatre in Brooklyn, and the Colonial Theatre in Boston. He is a collaborative composer/songwriter with varied artists from Chicago, Nashville, and New York.

Professional Experience

  • Broadway
  • Off Broadway
  • Regional
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • TV/Film
  • Tours

Regions

  • NYC/Tri-State Area

Interested in touring?

  • No

Hireable as

  • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
  • Theatrical Composer (Music only)
  • Songwriter
  • Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
  • Keyboard Programmer
  • Sound Designer/Composer
  • Music Producer/Record Producer
  • Home Studio Whiz

My Instruments

  • Piano
  • Synth - keyboards

Software

  • Ableton
  • Digital Performer
  • Finale
  • GarageBand
  • Logic
  • MainStage
  • Pro-Tools
  • Sibelius
  • QLab
  • Other

Affiliations

  • THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)

Pronouns

  • He/Him