I Died Today: Touching the Gates: Directed by Greg LaVoi. With Greg LaVoi, Rene Rosado, David Garelik, Michael William Gomez. Emmy nominated costume designer Greg LaVoi suffered a near death experience. I Died Today–Touching the Gates is his second chance at life and the play it inspired. With cameo appearances by George Lopez, Kyra Sedgwick, Michele Schumacher, Mary McDonnell, Gregory and Lawrence Zarian, Edward James Olmos and J.K. Simmons.