Tasha Taylor Johnson
Tasha Taylor Johnson | Composer
Tasha is an emerging composer, lyricist, writer and performer. She’s been tipped as ‘One to watch’ (Sunday Times), and her work ‘Different, fresh and Original’ (award-winning composer Grant Olding).
Upcoming original work includes Spring Awakening (Young Vic) and Cat In The Hat (Curve).
Most recently, as the recipient of the prestigious Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer Scheme, she assumes the role at Leicester Curve Theatre under the direction of Nikolai Foster. Her comedy musical Cult! was a winner of Aria Entertainment’s From Page to Stage festival, and its first London showcase garnered rave reviews from industry professionals. The show recently showcased at BEAM2018 and will feature at Southwark Playhouse for the From Page To Stage showcases in September.
Credits as composer/lyricist and writer include: Cotton Fingers (National Theatre of Wales), Rinderland (Channel 4), George's Marvellous Medicine (Curve/UK Tour) Memoirs Of An Asian Football Casual, The Crucible and Burning Books (Curve), Pickled (Central School), Cult! and Clare Voyant (The Other Palace).
Collaborations for director/choreographer Drew McOnie include: The Journey Song and Shine (Sadlers Wells), Making Midnight (Latitude Festival), A Ballet With Love (Royal Albert Hall) and Good Morning Midnight (Jermyn Street Theatre).
She’s toured the UK and played both Latitude and Wireless festivals with her band after the release of their EP Feed Your Ego. She has also appeared in the West End and toured worldwide with Mamma Mia!, Starlight Express and We Will Rock You.
You can see her this year on Netflix, in Che Walkers’s Been So Long alongside an award winning cast and creative team including Michael Coel, Arinzé Kene, George Mackay and director Tinge Krishnan.
For more information go to Tasha’s website: tashataylorjohnson.com or you can follow Tasha on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ttj1