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.

Now a senior studying Musical Theatre, Sam has developed 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 Laura Benanti, Hal Prince, and Laurie Beechman.

When he's not onstage, Sam enjoys his studies, spending quality time with his friends and family, and visiting his pal Mickey at "The Most Magical Place on Earth!"

Other Credits:
For Cardinal Stage Company: The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley (Arthur/Others), West Side Story (Pepe). For Bloomington Playwrights Project: Front Page Flo (Ensemble/Emcee). For Lyric Arts Mainstreet Stage: Into the Woods (Jack), Nice Work If You Can Get It (Ensemble). For Wayzata Players: Cabaret (Emcee), Beauty and the Beast (Lumiere). 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