Tao Guthrie's love for musical theater began when he experienced Blast! on his 20th birthday. Over-the-top numbers arranged for brass and drums, all played by multitalented artists who, like himself, thrive on the thrill of the stage. Though Tao usually travels the world performing in the pit of many classic musical theater productions, his heart beats for the stage.
Tao would eventually join the cast of Blast! several times including a 17 city tour of Japan in 2009.
Additionally, Tao has performed under the baton of notable conductors such as Cherie Rosen (Lion King), and Antony Geralis (Something Rotten) in several productions including Annie, My Fair Lady, Dreamgirls, The Grinch, and The Producers.
Performing mostly on trombone, Tao doubles on other low brass as well as string bass, electric bass, and guitar. When not performing on the road, Tao lives in Queens, NY teaching yoga and drawing photo-realistic charcoal portraits.
Photographer: Peter Leigh-Nilsen
Musician: Tao Guthrie