b a y l o r
In 2020, Brian is excited to return to Lynda Blackmon Lowery's remarkable Civil Rights journey in Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom, originating the role of Rev. James Orange!
The tour is running this winter throughout the United States. Click here to find out when the show is playing near you!
Brian grew up in Pontiac, Michigan, less than an hour outside of Detroit. He thanks his parents for raising him and his brother, Austin, on the famous Motown Sound. Still, he found time to also be inspired by other sounds, like gospel, classical, Broadway, R&B, and hip hop. Brian is also a *huge* fan of a cappella. He enjoyed singing and beatboxing with his award-winning college group, and still hopes to sing bass with a Pentatonix-style vocal band one day.
Brian (sort of) overcame his introversion in middle school and began acting after many attempts at becoming a doctor, a magician, a newspaper editor, a cartoonist, and a marine biologist. (He credits his mom and a very inspiring production of Schoolhouse Rock Live! for this move.) Now, Brian enjoys traveling and telling stories of the diverse, exciting, mundane, scary, confusing, beautiful gift that is the human experience.
Brian holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Oakland University. When he is not performing, Brian is usually hanging with friends and loved ones, substitute teaching, reading anything he can get his hands on, writing, doing his best to say no to one more slice of pizza, and exploring his second home in New York City.
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