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James Sampliner

 

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Musical Direction
 
[Broadway, 2007]
Conductor
Keyboard 1
Music Arranger
Musical Director
 
[Broadway, 2006]
Conductor
Keyboards
Musical Director
 
[New York, 2005]
Musical Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Orchestrator
 
[Broadway, 2004]
Conductor
Keyboard 1
Musical Director
 
[Broadway, 2003]
Composer
Associate Conductor
 
[Williamstown, MA (Regional), 1999]
Musical Director

Photos

Director Billy Porter and Arrangements/Orchestrations James Sampliner Photo

Director Billy Porter and Arrangements/Orchestrations James Sampliner

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Date:
03/21/2022
Shoshana Bean & James Sampliner Photo

Shoshana Bean & James Sampliner

From: 
Date:
09/04/2019
David Larson, James Sampliner, Amanda Green, Kristolyn Lloyd, Jenn Colella, Jarrod Sp Photo

David Larson, James Sampliner, Amanda Green, Kristolyn Lloyd, Jenn Colella, Jarrod Spector, Joe Nero

From: 
Date:
06/18/2019
Joe Nero, James Sampliner Photo

Joe Nero, James Sampliner

From: 
Date:
06/18/2019

 

Stage

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Musical Direction

[Broadway, 2007]
Conductor

Keyboard 1

Music Arranger

Musical Director

[Broadway, 2006]
Conductor

Keyboards

Musical Director

[New York, 2005]
Musical Director

[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Orchestrator

[Broadway, 2004]
Conductor

Keyboard 1

Musical Director

[Broadway, 2003]
Composer

Associate Conductor

[Williamstown, MA (Regional), 1999]
Musical Director






James Sampliner News

Photos: Billy Porter-Helmed THE LIFE Concludes Performances at Encores! Photo Photos: Billy Porter-Helmed THE LIFE Concludes Performances at Encores!
by Bruce Glikas - Mar 21, 2022

Just last night, New York City Center Encores! wrapped up The Life, directed and adapted by Billy Porter. The production starred Jelani Alladin as Lou, Alexandra Grey as Queen, Antwayn Hopper as Memphis, Grammy nominee Mykal Kilgore as Young JoJo, Grammy Award winner Ledisi as Sonja, Erika Olson as Mary, Destan Owens as Old Jojo, and Ken Robinson as Fleetwood. Check out photos from inside closing night.

Review Roundup: THE LIFE at City Center Encores! Photo Review Roundup: THE LIFE at City Center Encores!
by Review Roundups - Mar 17, 2022

The Life, directed and adapted by Billy Porter, began performances at City Center Encores! last night, March 16 and will run through March 20, 2022. The production stars Jelani Alladin as Lou, Alexandra Grey as Queen, Antwayn Hopper as Memphis, Grammy nominee Mykal Kilgore as Young JoJo, Grammy Award winner Ledisi as Sonja, and more.

Photos: First Look at Encores! THE LIFE, Directed by Billy Porter Photo Photos: First Look at Encores! THE LIFE, Directed by Billy Porter
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 17, 2022

The Life, directed and adapted by Billy Porter, is now in performances at City Center Encores!. The production stars Jelani Alladin as Lou, Alexandra Grey as Queen, Antwayn Hopper as Memphis, Grammy nominee Mykal Kilgore as Young JoJo, Grammy Award winner Ledisi as Sonja, Erika Olson as Mary, Destan Owens as Old Jojo, and Ken Robinson as Fleetwood. Performances run through March 20, 2022.

Video: First Look at THE LIFE Directed by Billy Porter at City Center Encores! Photo Video: First Look at THE LIFE Directed by Billy Porter at City Center Encores!
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 16, 2022

The production includes Jelani Alladin as Lou, Alexandra Grey as Queen, Antwayn Hopper as Memphis, Grammy nominee Mykal Kilgore as Young JoJo, Grammy Award winner Ledisi as Sonja, Erika Olson as Mary, Destan Owens as Old Jojo, and Ken Robinson as Fleetwood.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek of Encores! THE LIFE in Rehearsals Photo VIDEO: Sneak Peek of Encores! THE LIFE in Rehearsals
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 14, 2022

The Life, directed and adapted by Billy Porter, is getting ready to begin performances at City Center Encores! this week. The production stars Jelani Alladin as Lou, Alexandra Grey as Queen, Antwayn Hopper as Memphis, Grammy nominee Mykal Kilgore as Young JoJo, Grammy Award winner Ledisi as Sonja, Erika Olson as Mary, Destan Owens as Old Jojo, and Ken Robinson as Fleetwood. Performances run March 16-20, 2022.

Full Cast Announced For THE LIFE Directed by Billy Porter at City Center Encores! Photo Full Cast Announced For THE LIFE Directed by Billy Porter at City Center Encores!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 14, 2022

The production includes Jelani Alladin as Lou, Alexandra Grey as Queen, Antwayn Hopper as Memphis, Grammy nominee Mykal Kilgore as Young JoJo, Grammy Award winner Ledisi as Sonja, Erika Olson as Mary, Destan Owens as Old Jojo, and Ken Robinson as Fleetwood.

Joshua Henry, Adrienne Walker & More Join Encores! THE TAP DANCE KID Photo Joshua Henry, Adrienne Walker & More Join Encores! THE TAP DANCE KID
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 3, 2021

New York City Center today announced additional casting for the 2022 Encores! Season as part of the full calendar of events for City Center‚Äôs 2021 ‚Äď 2022 Season. The productions launch Lear deBessonet‚Äôs first season as Encores! Artistic Director, alongside Encores! Music Director Rob Berman and Encores! Producing Creative Director Clint Ramos.

BWW Review: Impressive Talent Populates BROADWAY BOOKER AT BIRDLAND Photo BWW Review: Impressive Talent Populates BROADWAY BOOKER AT BIRDLAND
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 21, 2021

Spencer Howard and Kate Rockwell have a new company to promote and that led to a wonderful evening of musical entertainment at Birdland this week.

What's On Stage This Summer? Check Out Our Guide To Theatre Across The Country! Photo What's On Stage This Summer? Check Out Our Guide To Theatre Across The Country!
by Alan Henry - Apr 24, 2021

We've rounded up some of the top productions on stage this summer! Find something near you to see using our comprehensive guide below!

Delaware Theatre Company Announces Tickets On Sale For 2020/21 Season TAKE 2 Photo Delaware Theatre Company Announces Tickets On Sale For 2020/21 Season TAKE 2
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 6, 2021

Delaware Theatre Company announces tickets on sale Tuesday, April 6, 2021, for our 2020/21 Season-Take 2!, a new outdoor performance series that will showcase a variety of Hollywood, Broadway and regional performers.

James Sampliner Videos

VIDEO: Sneak Peek of Encores! THE LIFE in Rehearsals VideoVIDEO: Sneak Peek of Encores! THE LIFE in Rehearsals
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 14, 2022

The Life, directed and adapted by Billy Porter, is getting ready to begin performances at City Center Encores! this week. The production stars Jelani Alladin as Lou, Alexandra Grey as Queen, Antwayn Hopper as Memphis, Grammy nominee Mykal Kilgore as Young JoJo, Grammy Award winner Ledisi as Sonja, Erika Olson as Mary, Destan Owens as Old Jojo, and Ken Robinson as Fleetwood. Performances run March 16-20, 2022.

BWW TV: Watch Eden Espinosa Get Ready to Return to BKLYN as She Rehearses for Reunion VideoBWW TV: Watch Eden Espinosa Get Ready to Return to BKLYN as She Rehearses for Reunion Concert!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Oct 21, 2019

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge checks in with Espinosa, musical director James Sampliner and director Matt Logan as they take a break from rehearsals. Plus, watch as Eden joins James at the piano to perform 'I Never Knew His Name.'

AUDIO: Billy Porter Unveils 'Carefully Taught The Remixes' VideoAUDIO: Billy Porter Unveils 'Carefully Taught The Remixes'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

Tony- and Grammy Award-winner Billy Porter releases 'Carefully Taught The Remixes' (Bee & El /Sony Masterworks Broadway) available now on all digital platforms and streaming via digital subscription services. Download/Stream 'Carefully Taught - The Remixes' HERE, or click below to listen!

AUDIO: Listen to Billy Porter and Pentatonix Revamp OKLAHOMA! Classic on 'SOUL OF RICHARD RODGERS', Out Today at No. 2 on iTunes R&B Chart!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Tony and Grammy Award-Winner Billy Porter releases his new studio album, Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers via Bee & El /Sony Masterworks Broadway today - available on all digital platforms and streaming via digital subscription services. The new album features fan favorites 'Edelweiss', 'Carefully Taught', 'My Funny Valentine' and 'Oh, What a Beautiful Morning'. Get Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers HERE, and listen to two tunes from the album below! Already landing on the charts, the album is ranked #2 on the iTunes R&B chart and is ranked #40 overall.

VIDEO: Go Inside the Studio with Billy Porter, Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom, Jr. and More for 'THE SOUL OF RICHARD RODGERS' Album
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Tony and Grammy Award-Winner Billy Porter will release his new studio album, Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers via Bee & El /Sony Masterworks Broadway on April 14th. Porter just unveiled a 'making of' video for the album, featuring interviews, studio footage and more. Check it out below!

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Inspirational Voices Sing 'Everybody Says Don't' from ANYONE CAN WHISTLE
by Stage Tube - Nov 1, 2016

Tony and Grammy Award-nominated Michael McElroy and Broadway Inspirational Voices have unveiled a new video featuring 'Everybody Says Don't' from the musical ANYONE CAN WHISTLE, with music and lyrics by the highly celebrated Stephen Sondheim (Sweeney Todd, Sunday In the Park With George, Assassins, Passion, Into the Woods, and many more). Check it out below!

STAGE TUBE: Whitney Bashor Performs 'Stand Fast' from HIMSELF AND NORA Album, Out Today!
by Stage Tube - Sep 23, 2016

Ghostlight Records has released HIMSELF AND NORA - the 2016 Off-Broadway Cast Recording, Live from the Minetta Lane Theatre, NYC - from iTunes and other digital formats today, Friday, September 23. Physical copies will be available online and in stores Friday, October 7. The new musical features book, music, and lyrics by Jonathan Brielle. Watch a new video of the show's leading lady Whitney Bashor performing the song 'Stand Fast' below!

STAGE TUBE: Missed it? Watch BILLY PORTER: BROADWAY & SOUL in Its Entirety!
by Stage Tube - Apr 4, 2015

Live From Lincoln Center - the pioneering, award-winning performing arts series - continued its 40th anniversary season with another concert from Lincoln Center's American Songbook series, featuring Billy Porter tonight, April 3, in BROADWAY & SOUL. Tony Award-winning actress and singer Audra McDonald hosts the broadcast. In case you missed the performance, BroadwayWorld brings you the whole video below!

STAGE TUBE: Preview Billy Porter's BROADWAY AND SOUL Concert; Airs Friday on PBS!
by Stage Tube - Apr 1, 2015

Live From Lincoln Center - the pioneering, award-winning performing arts series - continues its 40th anniversary season with 'Billy Porter: Broadway and Soul' Friday, April 3, 2015.

STAGE TUBE: Watch HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Cast Members Perform 'Uptown Funk!'
by Stage Tube - Dec 19, 2014

This week, cast members of the new original musical HONEYMOON IN VEGAS joined together and dressed up as 'The Flying Elvii' to record Mark Ronson and Bruno Mar's 'Uptown Funk.' Their video was inspired by the original song as well as Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon. Watch the full video below!