David Taylor Gomes is a Composer, Actor, Music Director and Educator. He is a member of Actor's Equity Association, The Dramatists Guild of America, and the American Society of Composers and Publishers.
Prior to Ranked, David wrote the music and lyrics for Boxed Up - The Musical, an episodic, immersive, musical theatre experience produced at the Warehouse Artist Lofts (WAL) in Sacramento, CA. He performed his original composition “Hold On” in Resilience, a dance concert produced by Sacramento Contemporary Dance Theatre and choreographed by Jacob Gutierrez Montoya. David has performed his original music at New Helvetia Theatre, Green Valley Theatre, Capital Stage, The Crest Theatre, Sacramento TBD Fest, and Bottle Rock Napa, where he performed with the Alternative Rock band Autumn Sky. In 2015 David performed alongside Tresa Honaker and AirAligned Aerial Dance Group at TedX Sacramento at the Sacramento Community Center Theater.
Acting credits include The Host in Musical of Musicals: the Musical and The Suspects in Murder for Two (Sacramento Theatre Company), Moritz in Spring Awakening and Larry in [title of show] (Green Valley Theatre Company)
He has musically directed numerous productions including Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play (Capital Stage), Wonderful Town (Davis Shakespeare Ensemble), In the Heights, The Light in the Piazza, and Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party (Green Valley Theatre Company), Jesus Christ Superstar, The Unfortunates, Into the Woods, Shrek, and Urinetown (Theatre at Granite Bay), and Legally Blonde (Missouri Street Theatre) starring Rhiannon Hansen of MTV’s The Search for Elle Woods.
David is a co-founder of The Sacramento Musician’s Collective, where he coaches actors and singers, many of whom have gone on to perform professionally in New York, Los Angeles, on national and international tours, off-Broadway, on Broadway, and in the West End. He has led educational workshops with Lenaea Theatre Festival, CSU Sacramento, UC Davis, Sacramento Theatre Company, Folsom Lake College, Hawkins School of Performing Arts, and Broadway Dreams Foundation.