SHAUN TAYLOR-CORBETT I’Pyooksisstsiiko’om: (Book, Music, Lyrics) – is proud to be a mixed-race artist of Amskapi Pikunni (Blackfeet), Scandinavian, and Black heritage as well as being a member of the Kaa Nux Im mii Taaks (Blackfoot Crazy Dog Society). As writers, Shaun and Chris Wiseman have collaborated and written songs for European and American television for the last 10 years. Shaun also collaborated with Daniel Jones from Savage Garden on a concept demo in Australia while filming Hi-5, a hit musical show for children airing on Discovery Kids. In LA, Shaun worked closely with Native Voices at the Autry as an ensemble member – acting, directing, writing and collaborating to create new works by Indigenous artists for the stage, including Off the Rails and Distant Thunder. He was an acting company member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival from 2017-2019, where he continued the development of the stage version of Distant Thunder. In 2014 he was honored as an artist of distinction by the Association of American Indian Affairs for his work on Jersey Boys and Distant Thunder.
Shaun was in the original production of In the Heights on Broadway and closed the show in the role of Sonny. He played Frankie Valli in the 2nd National Tour of Jersey Boys, Juan in Altar Boyz Off-Broadway, and Usnavi and Sonny from In the Heights on the First National Tour as well as in the Broadway company. He performed in Bedlam Theatre Company’s acclaimed production of The Crucible, as well as playing the role of Slender/Duke of Burgundy/Bassanio in Bedlam: the Series.
His original Native American musical, Distant Thunder, will receive its first production in 2022 at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City. The show is based on Shaun’s deep connection with the Blackfeet community in Browning, MT. Shaun co-narrated “There There” by Tommy Orange which was nominated for an Audie Award in 2019, and recently narrated “The Only Good Indians” by Stephen Graham Jones. TV/Film: Hi-5, Discovery Kids, Supremacy, Gamer’s Guide, All My Children.
Thank you, mom, for going on this journey with me.