Taro Meyer is a Grammy-winning audiobook producer and director whose work has garnered Audie and Earphone awards. Her productions have been named to the lists for American Library Association (ALA) Notable Recordings, the YALSA Top Ten, Publishers Weekly Annual Best of the Best, and Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults. A former actor and singer, Taro starred on Broadway in Zorba, with Anthony Quinn, and in the miniseries Memories of Midnight, opposite Omar Sharif. She has also starred off Broadway and in daytime TV. Taro received Gold and Platinum Albums for her work with Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s (TSO) management company and was co-producer of the multiple companies of TSO’s arena show, Christmas Eve and Other Stories. She co-produced the TV Special, The Ghosts of Christmas Eve (PBS, FOX) and directed Ossie Davis in the narrated version of the album of the same name. Taro wrote and co-produced the children’s album Mighty Musical Fairy Tales, starring international artist and Grammy winner Patti Austin.
As a writer, Taro’s YA book, Emma G. Loves Boyz, was named Editor’s Choice by Kirkus Review. She co-authored My New Ear (with daughter Ari Meyers) for children receiving surgery for Mircrotia, wrote and edited the family memoire, A Catalogue of Blessings, edited I Have No Hair and I Don’t Care, a book for children undergoing chemotherapy, as well as edited several international travel photography books. Taro is currently directing and producing the audiobook version of Grandpa Bernie’s Bedtime Stories, written by Bernard Ditchik, published by Red Sky Presents. She recently produced and directed Red Sky Presents’ The Congressman’s Wife and is directing MURTAGH World of Eragon, the fifth audiobook in the smash hit series, THE INHERITANCE CYCLE for PenguinRandomhouse. She is also consulting on the development of an exciting new musical, RELAPSE, showcasing in New York the fall of 2023.
The many audiobooks that Taro has directed/produced include: