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Sammy Williams

 
Bio:
Sammy Williams is best known for his Tony Award winning performance as Paul San Marco in the original production of, A Chorus Line. As Paul San Marco, Mr. Williams was also awarded the prestigious Obie Award and was given a Special Theatre World Award for his contribution to that production. Born in ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Sammy Williams is best known for his Tony Award winning performance as Paul San Marco in the original production of, A Chorus Line. As Paul San Marco, Mr. Williams was also awarded the prestigious Obie Award and was given a Special Theatre World Award for his contribution to that production. Born in ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Los Angeles]
Los Angeles Production, 1978
Performer
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 1976
Paul
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1975
Paul San Marco
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1975
Paul San Marco
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1970
Ensemble/Other Roles
Dancer
Dancer in Bar [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1968
Swing Dancer

Sammy Williams Biography

Sammy Williams is best known for his Tony Award winning performance as Paul San Marco in the original production of, A Chorus Line. As Paul San Marco, Mr. Williams was also awarded the prestigious Obie Award and was given a Special Theatre World Award for his contribution to that production. Born in Trenton, New Jersey, Mr. Williams took the infamous "Trenton Makes The World Takes" slogan to heart. His 40 year career has taken him from the lights of Broadway, in such shows as The Happy Time, Applause, and SeeSaw, through Europe, Hollywood, and back to the Great White Way. After a ten year hiatus, Mr. Williams returned to the stage in 1998 creating new roles in shows such as, Too Old For The Chorus, Like An Old Song, and Doing Judy, a hilarious whodunit murder mystery in which he portrayed a would be Judy Garland female impersonator. Wearing a dress, heels, and false eyelashes lead him back to the awards podium garnishing a Robbie Award as Best Featured Actor in a Comedy. Recently Mr. Williams was seen in the Actors Workout Studio production of The Bench in which he created the very tender role of Albert in The Caretaker! Rave notices were given for his lead performance as Terry in the musical comedy All This and Heaven Too. His one man show “And the Winner Is” plays through out the Los Angeles area and major cities across the US.

Sammy Williams Awards and Nominations

 
Obie Awards - 1976 - Performance Gold Star
Sammy Williams, A Chorus Line
 
Tony Awards - 1976 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical Gold Star
Sammy Williams, A Chorus Line

Sammy Williams News

A CHORUS LINE: La revolución musical que llega a Madrid Photo A CHORUS LINE: La revolución musical que llega a Madrid
by Angeles Diaz - Sep 20, 2021

Por fin veremos en la capital la producción de Antonio Banderas y hacemos un repaso de su génesis.

Theater Stories: A CHORUS LINE, The HELLO, DOLLY! Revival, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD & Mo Photo Theater Stories: A CHORUS LINE, The HELLO, DOLLY! Revival, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD & More About The Shubert Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 7, 2021

This week's Theater Stories features the Shubert Theatre! Learn about one of the longest running Broadway shows of all time, A Chorus Line, the incredibly successful production of To Kill a Mockingbird, the star-studded revival of Hello, Dolly! and more.

VIDEO: Original A CHORUS LINE Cast Members Featured in Lyric Video for "What I Did Fo Photo VIDEO: Original A CHORUS LINE Cast Members Featured in Lyric Video for "What I Did For Love"
by Stage Tube - Dec 13, 2020

Today marks the 35th anniversary of the A Chorus Line film.  To celebrate this anniversary Concord Theatricals has released a new lyric video for “What I Did For Love” from the original cast recording featuring Priscilla Lopez and the A Chorus Line ensemble.

A CHORUS LINE at the Signature Theatre - Dance: 10, Looks, 10, Show: 10 !!!!!!! Photo A CHORUS LINE at the Signature Theatre - Dance: 10, Looks, 10, Show: 10 !!!!!!!
by Charles Shubow - Nov 8, 2019

Do not miss this superb rendition of a classic musical.

Photo Coverage: BroadwayWorld Remembers Those We've Lost in 2018 Photo Photo Coverage: BroadwayWorld Remembers Those We've Lost in 2018
by Walter McBride - Dec 31, 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, we are reflecting on those we have lost in the Broadway and theatre communities throughout the year.

Photo Flash: Remembering Sammy Williams Photo Photo Flash: Remembering Sammy Williams
by Walter McBride - Mar 21, 2018

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported yesterday, Sammy Williams, best known for his Tony Award winning performance as Paul San Marco in the original production of A Chorus Line, has passed away yesterday morning at 69. As Paul San Marco, Mr. Williams was also awarded the prestigious Obie Award and was given a Special Theatre World Award for his contribution to that production.

Sammy Williams, Tony Winning A CHORUS LINE Star Dies at 69 Photo Sammy Williams, Tony Winning A CHORUS LINE Star Dies at 69
by Robert Diamond - Mar 17, 2018

BroadwayWorld is sad to report that Sammy Williams, best known for his Tony Award winning performance as Paul San Marco in the original production of A Chorus Line, has passed away at 69.

BWW Review: A HARMONY BOYS CHRISTMAS Closed This Past Weekend As Part of the Hollywood Fringe
by Don Grigware - Jun 26, 2017

Described as 'an evening of song, dance and holiday cheer in support of the 'Force Feed the World' charity fund', A Harmony Boys Christmas as a musical satire revels in being politically incorrect. It concentrates on traditions like Santa Claus coming down the chimney, crackers - fun toys that are popular with the Brits - and even the birth of the 'Sweet Little Jesus Boy' and tears them all to shreds.

BWW Review: E Spot Lounge Welcomes MICHAEL LAVINE & FRIENDS
by Don Grigware - Apr 20, 2017

At the E Spot Lounge, upstairs at Vitello's, Studio City on Tuesday April 18, Amy Brothman and Dianne Fraser produced a delightfully eclectic evening of song and storytelling under the supervision of musical director Michael Lavine, titled simply Michael Lavine & Friends. What a treat! Lavine, who lives most of the year in New York, is a director, performer, coach and musical genius par excellence. He has produced a CD also entitled Michale Lavine & Friends, which, like the show, offers rarely heard songs from less familiar Broadway shows. Some of these are musical gems, and for one reason or another, never hit the charts.

Photo Flash: Original Stars of A CHORUS LINE Visit the Show at the Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

On Friday, July 29, the cast of the 2016 Hollywood Bowl production of A CHORUS LINE met members of the original 1975 Broadway cast backstage. Below, check out a photo featuring cast members of the Hollywood Bowl production of A CHORUS LINE side by side with the original Broadway cast members who created their roles!

Sammy Williams Videos

VIDEO: Original A CHORUS LINE Cast Members Featured in Lyric Video for "What I Did Fo Videoplay
VIDEO: Original A CHORUS LINE Cast Members Featured in Lyric Video for "What I Did For Love"

by Stage Tube - Dec 13, 2020

Today marks the 35th anniversary of the A Chorus Line film.  To celebrate this anniversary Concord Theatricals has released a new lyric video for “What I Did For Love” from the original cast recording featuring Priscilla Lopez and the A Chorus Line ensemble.

STAGE TUBE: A CHORUS LINE Flashback - Marvin Hamlisch and More Tribute Musical Supervisor Fran Liebergall
by Stage Tube - Mar 17, 2015

Rick McKay, the producer/director of Rick McKay's Broadway: The Golden Age Film Trilogy, just unveiled the last 25 minutes of the 2010 'Six Degrees of Marvin Hamlisch' benefit concert for Fran Liebergall, the original rehearsal pianist and Musical Supervisor of A CHORUS LINE. Watch footage of the event below!

BWW TV: LA’s Next Great Stage Star 2012!
by Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans - Feb 22, 2012

Upon the conclusion of six weeks of intense competition which began January 8, nearly a thousand patrons supported 20 of Southern California's newest and most dynamic, young musical theatre performers in LA's Next Great Stage Star 2012 at Sterling's Upstairs at Vitello's in Studio City, CA.


Sammy Williams Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Sammy Williams been in?
Sammy Williams has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Sammy Williams been in?
Sammy Williams has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Sammy Williams been nominated for?
Performance (Obie Awards) for A Chorus Line and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for A Chorus Line .

What awards has Sammy Williams won?
Performance (Obie Awards) for A Chorus Lineand Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for A Chorus Line.