Warren Evans is a Nashville-based composer and performing
songwriter. His most recent project, Dear David, a musical stage
play currently in development, is already garnering the attention of
established playwrights and publishers from New York to LA. Some
have compared him to Peter Allen, suggesting that if the late great
songwriter-composer had hosted a dinner party for Randy Newman,
Peter Cetera, and Van Morrison – and yes, Liza would be invited too
- somewhere in the middle of the table, closest to the desert, one
would find Warren Evans, his voice true, his passion unrivaled.
Legally deaf from birth, Warren Evans grew up in San Antonio Texas, the son of strict
traditional Southern Baptist parents. He attended college at Texas Tech University before
leaving in the middle of his senior year to pursue music and theatre full-time. Moving to
the small resort town of Cuchara, Colorado, he ran a dinner theatre and started a local
improvisational theatre troupe and production company, Cockleburrr’s Cowhouse and
Singing Emporium. The troupe played more than two hundred sold-out performances.
In 1995, Evans met and fell in love with David Hackenberry and the two soon became
heavily immersed in the Gay Rights movement in Colorado. After the United States
Supreme Court overturned Colorado’s Amendment 2 in Romer v. Evans, Warren and his
new life-partner began their efforts to legalize Gay Marriage, eventually in later years
testifying together before the Colorado legislature on behalf of Gay marriage and civil
unions. In February 2003 David Hackenberry passed away of complications relating to a
stroke. In May 2004, Massachusetts became the first state to allow same sex marriage.