David Gosz and Leo Fotos are creators of musical theatre based in New York City.
Their original musical, TRU, was a finalist for the 2017 New York Musical Festival, and debuted with the first ever sold-out run at the 2018 Chicago Musical Theatre Festival where it took home 14 nominations and 2 wins for "Best Choreography" and "Best Music". TRU made its Official World Premiere in November 2019 at Stage 773. The musical has been praised by organizations including The National Alliance on Mental Illness, The Kennedy Forum, and Hope For The Day for its impactful telling of the relationship between an individual and their mental illness, and for its ability to appeal to the masses through captivating melodies and honest lyrics. Seven songs from TRU are featured on an EP that is now streaming on all major listening platforms.
In 2017, the duo began working on their second major project, San, a musical encapsulating the incredible life of Mardi Gras designer, San Nicholas. San will be the exclusive re-telling of the journey of the designer who changed Mardi Gras forever. San is a 2022 Eugene O'Neill Semi-Finalist, was selected to be a part of The 2022 New York Theater Festival, and has been accepted to the 2022 Emerging Artists Theatre New Works Series.
Most recently, original music by Gosz & Fotos was featured in the Emmy ® eligible first commissioned TikTok musical For You, Paige.
It is the mission of Gosz & Fotos to create impactful, inspirational, and inclusive stories for all audiences.