About Sam Sanderson

Sam was born and bred in Minneapolis, MN, an avid theatre-goer and performer. He was introduced to musical theatre at a young age, and grew up obsessed with the magic of live theatre.

Sam received a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre and an individualized minor in Musical Theatre History. His goal is to document his passion for the history and form of Musical Theatre, while also honoring the individuals who have paved the way for the craft to flourish over time. Figures of interest include Howard Ashman and Patti LuPone.

When he's not onstage, Sam can be found enjoying a special treat from Starbucks, spending quality time with his family and friends, and visiting his pal Mickey at "The Most Magical Place on Earth!"

Other Credits:

For Gershwin Entertainment: A Charlie Brown Christmas Live (Male Swing & Dance Captain). For Bigfork Summer Playhouse: Something Rotten (Nigel Bottom), Newsies (Specs/Spot Conlon), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Ensemble). Cardinal Stage Company: The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley (Arthur/Others), West Side Story (Ensemble). For Bloomington Playwrights Project: Front Page Flo (Ensemble/Emcee). For Lyric Arts Mainstreet Stage: Into the Woods (Jack). Workshops: The Wave by Or Matias (Ensemble).

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Recent Credits

Crazy for You

IU Theatre — Sam/Ensemble

Big Fish

IU Theatre — Will Bloom

Wonderful Town

IU Theatre — Speedy Valenti, Ensemble


IU Theatre — Ensemble/Charles Cover

City of Angels

IU Theatre — Angel City Four Bass


IU Theatre — Mr. McQueen

The Drowsy Chaperone

IU Theatre — Ensemble

Jesus Christ Superstar

IU Theatre — Member of the Tribe