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Sam Harris

 
Birth Place:
Cushing, OK, USA
Bio:
Sam Harris, who's recent role on the CBS comedy, "The Class," is the latest incarnation of a career than has spanned more than two decades, spanning from singer/songwriter to stage, film, television actor to writer and producer. Sam has starred in productions of Cabaret, Joseph and the Amazing ... (read complete bio)
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Birth Place: Cushing, OK, USA

Bio:
Sam Harris, who's recent role on the CBS comedy, "The Class," is the latest incarnation of a career than has spanned more than two decades, spanning from singer/songwriter to stage, film, television actor to writer and producer. Sam has starred in productions of Cabaret, Joseph and the Amazing ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Regional (US)]
Reprise! Concert, 2005
Leading Player
  [Broadway]
Actors' Fund Concert, 2002
Ensemble/Other Roles
"Henry Street" Featured Singer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2001
Carmen Ghia [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production [Cancelled], 1999
Al Jolson
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1997
Jojo
  [Broadway]
Angela Lansbury Tribute Benefit, 1996
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1994
Doody

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Writer

Writing

Bookwriter
Bookwriter

 

Stage

Performances
  [Regional (US)]
Reprise! Concert, 2005
Leading Player

  [Broadway]
Actors' Fund Concert, 2002
Ensemble/Other Roles

"Henry Street" Featured Singer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2001
Carmen Ghia [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production [Cancelled], 1999
Al Jolson

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1997
Jojo

  [Broadway]
Angela Lansbury Tribute Benefit, 1996
Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1994
Doody

Productions

Writer

Writing
Bookwriter
Bookwriter

Sam Harris Biography

Sam Harris, who's recent role on the CBS comedy, "The Class," is the latest incarnation of a career than has spanned more than two decades, spanning from singer/songwriter to stage, film, television actor to writer and producer. Sam has starred in productions of Cabaret, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and the selfpenned shows Different Hats and, most notably, Hard Copy, in which he portrayed six different characters frequenting an all-night news stand. The show was a huge success, garnering myriad awards, and Sam's writing and acting skills were now coming to the forefront. He received a Drama Desk-nomination for his role in the Tommy Tune produced Grease. Immediately following, he toured for 15 months in the Broadway National tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Soon after, Sam starred in Cy Coleman's The Life, for which he received the Drama League Award as well as Tony, Outer Critic's Circle and Drama Desk nominations.

Sam Harris Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 1997 - Outstanding Featured Actor - Musical
Sam Harris, The Life
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1997 - Best Actor - Musical
Sam Harris, The Life
 
Tony Awards - 1997 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Sam Harris, The Life
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1994 - Outstanding Supporting Actor - Musical
Sam Harris, Grease

Sam Harris News

Tony Nominee Sam Harris Brings OPENLY GRAY! to Feinstein's at the Nikko Photo Tony Nominee Sam Harris Brings OPENLY GRAY! to Feinstein's at the Nikko
by Marissa Tomeo - Jun 4, 2022

The legendary Sam Harris will be appearing for two performances only in his new show Openly Gray!, at Feinstein’s at The Nikko on Wednesday, June 8, and Thursday, June 9, at 8pm. The show features his definitive interpretations of pop, theatre, and standards, accompanied by his long-time musical director Todd Schroeder. It’s an evening of celebration and reflection, filled with Harris’s singular comedic observations and soul-bearing introspection.

Tennessee Performing Arts Center Announces Wide Range of 'Intentional, Diverse Progra Photo Tennessee Performing Arts Center Announces Wide Range of 'Intentional, Diverse Programming' for 2022-23
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 20, 2022

Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) today announces its non-Broadway programming lineup for 2022-23, including the launch of new series for dance, theater, and family presentations as well as the return of its Cabaret On Stage series, co-presented with Studio Tenn.

BWW Interview: Todd Schroeder's YOUNG ARTISTS' GRANT Benefit Concert Returns to Sonor Photo BWW Interview: Todd Schroeder's YOUNG ARTISTS' GRANT Benefit Concert Returns to Sonora High School
by Courtney Symes - Apr 17, 2022

This year's graduating seniors have had anything but a normal high school experience and the past two years have taught them resilience, flexibility, and grace. Undoubtedly, they deserve a bit of celebration for their tenacity and courage. Luckily for students at Sonora High School, Todd Schroeder is back after a five-year hiatus to raise money for the Todd Schroeder Young Artists' Grant to benefit young graduates going into the arts. Todd himself is a graduate of Sonora High School who went on to a successful career as a pianist, composer, and music director. Since 1995, Todd has been giving back to the community with this grant. This year boasts an impressive lineup of celebrities, such as Jason Alexander of Seinfeld fame. Broadway World spoke to Todd about his organization and what we can look forward to at this year's benefit concert that will be happening in Sonora on April 30.

BWW Interview: So Now You Know With Katy Grenfell Photo BWW Interview: So Now You Know With Katy Grenfell
by Nicholas Adler - Mar 31, 2022

'A good anecdote should always be shared, because it's interesting!' said Sardi's Roundable Hostess and Producer Randie Levine-Miller. I read some really wonderful behind-the-sceens anecdotes on Broadway Actress Katy Grenfell's private Facebook page about a week ago where she lifted the curtain on her experiences in the 1997 Broadway show THE LIFE.

Jason Alexander & More to Take Part in Todd Schroeder's Young Artist Grant Benefit Co Photo Jason Alexander & More to Take Part in Todd Schroeder's Young Artist Grant Benefit Concert
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 17, 2022

After a five-year hiatus, Schroeder will return to his hometown high school to raise money for this benefit concert. The Todd Schroeder's Young Artist Grant (YAG) was started in 1995 for visual and performing arts students at Sonora High School in Sonora, California. Since its inception, over 50 grants have been awarded.

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW Releases Programming for the Upcoming Week Photo FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW Releases Programming for the Upcoming Week
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 12, 2022

Next week, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

BWW Interview: Sam Harris' OPENLY GRAY, Openly Happy Photo BWW Interview: Sam Harris' OPENLY GRAY, Openly Happy
by Gil Kaan - Mar 10, 2022

Multi-million selling recording artist Sam Harris debuts his latest show Sam Harris: Openly Gray on the West Coast at the Catalina Bar & Grill March 25th and 26th. I had the opportunity to pose a few questions to this popular and very talented cabaret performer/writer.

Sam Harris to Return to Feinstein's/54 Below Photo Sam Harris to Return to Feinstein's/54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 10, 2022

The legendary Sam Harris will return next week to his favorite intimate club with a brand-new show, Openly Gray, for two performances only on Wednesday, March 16, and Thursday, March 17, at 7pm.

Tony Award Nominee Sam Harris Returns to Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week! Photo Tony Award Nominee Sam Harris Returns to Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week!
by - Mar 10, 2022

Special Offer - Tony Award¬ģ nominee Sam Harris returns to Feinstein‚Äôs/54 Below next week!

BWW Interview: Sam Harris of OPENLY GRAY at Feinstein's/54 Below March 16 & 17 Photo BWW Interview: Sam Harris of OPENLY GRAY at Feinstein's/54 Below March 16 & 17
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 9, 2022

Sam Harris is bringing a new act, a new attitude, and a new hairstyle to the nightclub stage this month.

Sam Harris Videos

VIDEO: Sam Harris Discusses HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR at Outfest VideoVIDEO: Sam Harris Discusses HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR at Outfest
by Stage Tube - Jul 11, 2019

A filmed production of Ham: A Musical Memoir will have its world premiere at Outfest in Los Angeles on July 23.

VIDEO: X Ambassadors Release New Acoustic AHEAD OF MYSELF Music Video VideoVIDEO: X Ambassadors Release New Acoustic AHEAD OF MYSELF Music Video
by Macon Prickett - Mar 19, 2018

Multi-platinum selling X Ambassadors have released a stunning stripped-back version of their single 'Ahead Of Myself'.

VIDEO: X AMBASSADORS Release Music Video For DON'T STAY VideoVIDEO: X AMBASSADORS Release Music Video For DON'T STAY
by Macon Prickett - Feb 27, 2018

Multi-platinum selling rockers X Ambassadors have revealed the video for their latest single, 'Don't Stay' ‚Äď taken from their new album, 'Joyful', out this spring.

VIDEO: Sam Harris Shares New Anti-Bullying Music Video 'Don't Yuk My Yum' VideoVIDEO: Sam Harris Shares New Anti-Bullying Music Video 'Don't Yuk My Yum'
by Stage Tube - Oct 28, 2017

DON'T YUK MY YUM Don't Yuk My Yum is a spirited pop song written by Sam Harris and Kyle Puccia, featuring Suzie Rose vocals and Jason Rose rapping his own words. DYMY is a celebration of self!

BWW TV Exclusive: STAGE Tributes Idols and Icons with Dale Kristien, Reeve Carney, Christine Pedi - Plus Michael Crawford!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 16, 2017

The Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event (S.T.A.G.E.) just presented its 33rd annual gala, 'Idols & Icons,' at the historic Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. This was the last S.T.A.G.E. show after 33 years. AIDS has not been cured, and the fight continues through APLA Health Services, despite the fact that the show has now taken its final bow in L.A.

VIDEO: Chris Isaacson Presents I'VE WRITTEN A LETTER TO DADDY Dance Performance as Baby Jane
by Stage Tube - Apr 19, 2017

Capping a weeklong celebration of the premiere of Ryan Murphy's new anthology series Feud: Bette and Joan on FX Networks, the Drag-Tacular Live Concert Event, an evening of old Hollywood glamour, took place on Friday, March 3 at Spectra Lounge at Wolfgang Puck (in the Pacific Design Center) in West Hollywood, CA. Special guest host Tony Award-nominee Sam Harris anchored the evening which featured shimmering chanteuse Niki Haris, singer Jake Simpson, Kay-Ta Matsuno's 10-piece band, DJ Laszlo (Adele, Christina Aguilera, Demi Levato), and special appearances by Heklina, Peaches Christ, and BIANCA Del Rio in the LA debut of Whatever Happened to BIANCA Del Rio?

VIDEO: Sneak Peek at Sam Harris & More on OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
by TV News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

In an all-new episode of the popular series 'Oprah: Where Are They Now?,' Oprah sits down with actress Melissa Gilbert who talks about growing up on 'Little House on the Prairie,' her life away from the spotlight and opens up for the first time about a private family tragedy; plus, updates with 'Days of Our Lives' star Deidre Hall and first-ever 'Star Search' Grand Champion Sam Harris, airing Sunday, November 2 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PTon OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Get a sneak peek at the episode below!

BWW TV Exclusive: Inside Opening Night of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT with Ace Young & Diana DeGarmo at Hollywood Pantages!
by Michael Sterling & Jordan Santacana - Jun 16, 2014

BWW TV's Los Angeles Correspondent and Co-Producer Michael Sterling along with Videographer and Co-Producer Jordan Santacana... celebrate The Independent Presenters Network and its June 4th opening night of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Hollywood's Pantages with a run there that continues through June 22, 2014.The production, directed and choreographed by Tony¬ģ Award-Winner Andy Blankenbuehler, stars Ace Young as 'Joseph,' and Diana DeGarmo as the 'Narrator', both who stopped by the Red Carpet to talk about the show and its current U.S. National Tour. Joining the couple were such stars as Priscilla Presley, Judd Nelson, Doris Roberts, Peyton List, Kevin Chamberlin, John Gammon, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, Jacqueline Toboni, Lorenzo Lamas, Kay Cole, Kate Linder, Renee Marino, Sam Harris, Sharna Burgess, and Scott Wilson.

BWW TV: Annaleigh Ashford, Brenda Braxton & More Sing from Upcoming 54 Below Shows!
by Randy Rainbow - Jan 25, 2014

Tony nominee Annaleigh Ashford (Kinky Boots, Rent, Dogfight, Wicked, Legally Blonde, and Showtime's 'Masters of Sex.'), Tony nominee Brenda Braxton (Smokey Joe's Cafe, Chicago, Dreamgirls), Multi-million selling recording artist, actor, author Sam Harris (Grease!, The Life, author of the new book HAM: Slices of a Life), and Emmy and Tony nominee Michele Lee (Broadway's Seesaw, How to Succeed..., and TV's 'Knots Landing') recently gathered at 54 Below to preview their upcoming shows at the venue. Randy Rainbow was on the scene to chat with the performers and you can check out a sneak peek of their concerts below!

BWW TV: On the Red Carpet with Caroline Bowman, Josh Young, Sean MacLaughlin & More in EVITA at Pantages
by Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans - Nov 4, 2013

Los Angeles Broadway World TV Correspondents Michael Sterling and Anthony 'A.J.' Hernandez were on hand to not only talk to tour stars Caroline Bowman (Eva Peron), Josh Young (Che) and Sean MacLaughlin (Juan Peron) and Evita Producer Hal Luftig, but such Hollywood celebrities as Shirley Jones, Marty Ingels, Patrick Cassidy, Sam Harris, Greg Louganis and partner Johnny Chaillot, Disney's G. Hannelius (Dog with a Blog), Hal Sparks (Disney XD's Lab Rats) among others. In addition to Hal Luftig, Evita Producers include Scott Sanders, Troika Entertainment & The Nederlander Organization. The production officially opened at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood October 24 and will continue its limited run there through November 10, 2013. Check out the video below!


Sam Harris Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Sam Harris been in?
Sam Harris has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

How many West End shows has Sam Harris been in?
Sam Harris has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Sam Harris been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Life , Best Actor - Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Life Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Life and Outstanding Supporting Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Grease .

How many shows has Sam Harris written?
Sam Harris has written 1 shows including Becoming (Bookwriter).