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Born & raised in Long Island, NY, Tyler began his vocal training with The Gloria Eve Performing Arts Foundation singing Michael Jackson tunes and putting on concerts in the living room. After moving to Charlotte, NC, he realized step touches weren't enough so he began training at numerous award winning competition dance studios while attending the magnet school Central Academy of Technology & Arts. In 2013, Tyler graduated with a BFA in Musical Theatre from Western Carolina University under the incredible direction of Terrence Mann.
His training before and through-out college taught him not only about the profession but about himself. He discovered the types of roles he wanted to play (the dance role, the hilariously crazy best friend, the son who wants to be significant, etc). Always valuing professionalism and a great work ethic, Tyler believes in having fun & being the positive light in the rehearsal and performance setting, while making sure everything that is in his control runs smoothly and the work is never treated casually.
Immediately after graduation he hit the road with the first non-equity tour of MAMMA MIA & had the pleasure making his debut in the Broadway company in Summer 2014.
Currently residing in Brooklyn, Tyler along with performing, loves to sweat in the incredible NYC fitness community and practice yoga & meditation!
"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." - Dalai Lama