Taylor Louderman’s acting stint began early in her life when she was just ten years old. In 2001, she was selected to play the lead role in ‘Annie’ at the Ozark Actors Theatre in Rolla, Missouri. From 2008 onwards, she began appearing in the ensemble cast of theatre productions like ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ and ‘Footloose’. She also appeared as ‘Rose’ in ‘Disney's Alice in Wonderland’ and ‘Amneris’ in the musical ‘Aida’.
In 2011, she was cast as ‘Margot’ in the musical, ‘Legally Blonde’. During the same time, she was chosen to star as ‘Campbell’ in ‘Bring It On: The Musical’. The production went on for a US National Tour covering cities like Chicago, San Francisco, Denver, Houston and Toronto in 2011 and 2012 before premiering on Broadway at St. James Theatre. For her performance in the musical, she was nominated in the 2013 ‘The Fred & Adele Astaire Awards’ for Outstanding Female Dancer in a Broadway Show.
Between 2013 and 2015, she worked in theatre productions, ‘Footloose’ ‘Grease’ and ‘Hairspray’ as well as a movie ‘Life of an Actress: The Musical’. However, her most notable work in 2014 came with live television movie ‘Peter Pan Live!’ where she played the role of ‘Wendy Darling’. In 2016 she made an appearance in an episode of comedy drama series, ‘High Maintenance’ and in 2017, she lent her voice for the Canadian-British animated children's television series ‘Sunny Day’.
The year 2017 had more in store for Louderman. It saw her featuring in Broadway musical ‘Kinky Boots’. Later the same year, she appeared as Regina George in her most significant work, ‘Mean Girls’. The musical, an adaptation of 2004 film with same name, was premiered in Washington in 2017 and the following year opened on Broadway in Manhattan. For her performance, she won both accolades as well as nominations in various awards in 2018 like ‘Tony Award’, ‘Drama League Award’, ‘Outer Critics Circle Award’ and ‘Broadway.com Audience Awards’. She won the ‘Broadway.com Audience Awards’ in the category of Favourite Diva Performance.
In 2018 and 2019, she acted in a single or a few episodes of a variety of television shows like ‘The Good Fight’, ‘The Loudest Voice’ and ‘Evil’. In 2019, she also landed the main role in the CBS comedy pilot ‘The Emperor of Malibu’.
Her discography includes cast recordings and soundtracks from ‘Bring It On: The Musical’, ‘Mean Girls’, ‘Life of an Actress: The Musical’ and ‘Peter Pan Live!’.
Additionally, she also became a part of the collaborative projects ‘Broadway's Carols for a Cure’ for Volume 14 (2012) and Volume 20 (2018). She also worked as featured artist in ‘Rockin' Around the Pole’ by The Hot Elves and ‘Break From The Line’ by Joey Contreras in 2018 and 2019 respectively.
In 2019, Taylor Louderman shifted her focus to writing, teaching, and producing. Currently, she conducts online workshops for students interested in learning acting through song. In 2020, she is set to make her directorial debut with Ozark Actor's Theatre's production ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’. It is the same place where she first made her professional stage debut in 2001 and today, she serves as executive consultant of the theatre. She also judges the entries for ‘Write Out Loud’ song writing contest which she co-created with Ben Rauhala and Matt Rodin to encourage emerging musical theatre writers. In 2019, Louderman, herself performed the composition ‘Little Miss Perfect’ by one of the winners, Joriah Kwamé.
She is associated with Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation as an ambassador for Type 1 diabetes and is involved in raising awareness about the disease. She works for fundraising initiatives for research to find a cure for the issue.
Family & Personal Life
Taylor Elizabeth Louderman was born in Madison, Wisconsin to Roger and Suzanne Louderman on December 21st 1990. She is the firstborn child of the couple and grew up in Bourbon, Missouri along with her four other sisters, Hannah, Olivia, Morgan, and Madison.
She went to Sullivan High School and later joined the University of Michigan to study musical theatre. However, even before she completed her course, she was selected to play the role of Campbell in ‘Bring It On: The Musical’. Hence, she left her studies to focus more on her career.
As a kid she was extremely fond of Shirley Temple movies and ‘Annie’. Later, she auditioned to play the role of Annie at the Ozark Actors Theatre and eventually got the part.
She is engaged to be married to Brooks Toth in 2020.