Travis Frank was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, and recently moved to New York, where he works as a freelance music director, composer, arranger, and music educator. Travis has spent most of his life working in musical theatre, developing and directing new work and repertoire theatre. Some of his recent productions include the mounting of his original works, 2084, Reprise, and Mirror, Mirror, as well as his contributions as arranger and conductor to the 2019 Berklee Commencement Concert, Curtain Up, and Children of the Decree. He also works extensively as a music director and conductor of repertoire theatre. Recent credits include Heathers, [title of show], and Edges. As a theatre artist, Travis is working to build theatre that inspires and challenges audiences, exploring stories that have yet to be told.
During his time in Boston, Travis expanded his musical influences and experiences, especially in the world of jazz. As a freelance pianist and recording artist, he has contributed to several EPs, projects by his peers, and accompanied numerous vocal performances in the Boston area. Recent credits include several tracks with singer-songwriter Sam Lynagh, “Real Man” with singer-songwriter Brianna Nelson, and “Time Pieces” by Robert Muczynski with classical clarinetist Alessandra Hollowell.
Upcoming projects include new original musical W.A.V.E., new original big band album recorded by the Frank-Nilsson Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, and new original musical Aftershocks.