About Sam Harris
Sam Harris’ diversified career has run the gamut from singer and songwriter to actor on Broadway, film and television to writer, director, producer and author. After pulling a weekly audience of more than 25 million viewers and going on to win Star Search in it’s premier season, Sam and his powerhouse pop, gospel and theater influenced vocals have never looked back.
He is a multi-platinum recording artist with 9 studio CDs to his credit including SAM HARRIS and SAM-I-AM (both top 40 hits), STANDARD TIME and DIFFERENT STAGES (produced and conducted by the legendary Peter Matz). Rolling Stone Magazine listed Sam as one of the “Top 100 vocalists of all time.”
On Broadway, Sam received Tony, Outer Critic’s Circle and Drama Desk nominations for his work in Cy Coleman’s THE LIFE as well as a Drama League Award and Drama Desk nomination for his role in Tommy Tune’s GREASE. He has also appeared on Broadway in Mel Brook’s, THE PRODUCERS. Sam has starred in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, CABARET, JOSEPH…, HAIR, PIPPIN, THE JAZZ SINGER, THE FIRST WIVES CLUB, his one man show SAM, and most recently, the hit one man show HAM: A Musical Memoir, which played off Broadway and in Los Angeles. The show is now in post production as a feature film.
Sam has toured extensively in concert and has played to sold-out audiences at major venues including New York’s Carnegie Hall, Los Angeles’ Universal Amphitheatre, London’s West End and with The Boston Pops. He also participated in Cyndi Lauper’s TRUE COLORS tour. Sam has appeared at The White House, on numerous television specials and live productions, and has been a guest artist on virtually every talk show from Jay Leno to Jimmy Fallon, his favorite in an historic time, when he performed a stirring “You’ll Never Walk Alone” on THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW in the week following September 11th.
Behind the scenes, Sam co-wrote the TBS sit-com, DOWN TO EARTH, co-produced the television special LOVE LETTER TO NEW YORK, supervised and directed segments of MICHAEL JACKSON’S 30TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY at Madison Square Garden, and wrote LIZA’S AT THE PALACE for Liza Minnelli, which won the 2009 Tony Award. He created and directed the concert event, NEW YORK’S FINEST – BROADWAY’S LEADING MEN and performed the duets show, SCHMOOLI & MINNOOLI with Liza Minnelli.
Sam wrote the best selling book “HAM: Slices of a Life” (Simon & Schuster) (on which the show/film is based).
Sam is currently working on his next book and is in pre-production for a television comedy, which he wrote and will star in.
He is the father of 8 year old Cooper.