Javier E. Gomez

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Javier is a New York City-based actor, writer, singer, director, trained by world-renowned acting coach William Esper, and voice coach Shirley Callaway.

Most recently, he appeared as Pancho Villa/Diego Rivera in "Día de Los Muertos", a new bilingual play by Anthony Pennino for which Javier wrote the Spanish-language translations. He also directed "Tracking", a short play by Matthew Ethan Davis, for Ticket2Eternity Productions.

Off Broadway, Javier was seen as “Papi”, the loving yet, tough Dad, in Sonia Manzano’s (of "Sesame Street" fame) "No Dogs Allowed"; produced by the Atlantic Theatre Company. The musical based on Manzano’s best selling children’s book was highly praised by The New York Times.

Other credits include the New York premiere production of José Luis Ramos Escobar’s "The Smell of Popcorn", Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure" at the Lookinglass Theatre (Dir. Glory Kadigan), and Mickey Zetts’ "Apathy: The Gen X Musical".

A Lyric Baritone, Javier was part of the ensemble of the Village Light Opera’s New York City revival of "My Favorite Year", directed by Evan Pappas, who created the role of “Benjy Stone” on Broadway. Other New York performances include a "Phantom" in Centerstage Payhouse’s production of "The Rocky Horror Show", police chief "Tiger Brown" in "The Threepenny Opera", directed by Rachel Kranz at Aaron Davis Hall, and "Colonel Ricci" in Baruch College’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s "Passion".

Spanish-speaking audiences first knew Javier as “Padre David”, the young Catholic chaplain of a mental institution in “Psychosis”, a Sunday-prime time series directed by Sonia Valentín for Telemundo. He has also done Spanish-language stage work with Teatro Círculo, Repertorio Español, IATI, and the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre in New York.

Javier was a co-producer of the 2011 Broadway Revival of "Godspell", starring Hunter Parrish. An award-winning journalist, his work has been published by "El Diario/LA PRENSA" (the oldest Spanish language daily newspaper in the United States), "Pie Derecho" Magazine, "El Nuevo Día" Newspaper, and Reuter’s "Dollars and Sense" Magazine, among other outlets. He has also served as Press Officer for the Governor of the State of New York, and the NY State Attorney General; and Communications Director for the Campaign for Fiscal Equity and the Latino International Theater Festival of New York (TeatroStageFest).

In 2009 Javier founded High Pitch, a public relations firm specialized in Hispanic Media, Latino community/public affairs, government, political campaigns, special events, and not-for-profit organizations. Strongly committed to public service and community work, Javier often volunteers his time to different cultural and educational organizations, and in 2010 received the Excellence in Community Service Award granted by Comité Noviembre.

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