THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
Sam is playing Tim Daggett in the world premiere production of THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, a musical by Gordon Leary and Julia Meinwald, directed by Nikki DiLoreto. The show runs in New York City from July 7-17 at Theatre Row. For tickets and more information, click here.
LISA, A Fantasia At Page 73
Sam appeared in a reading of LISA, A FANTASIA, a new play by Gina Femia, directed by Taylor Reynolds and sponsored by Page 73 and New Georges.
A FEW HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE BEFORE TIMES:
FALL SPRINGS At Barrington Stage Company
Sam is appearing in the world premiere production of FALL SPRINGS, a new musical by Nikos Tsakalakos and Peter Nachtrieb, directed by Stephen Brackett, at Barrington Stage Company. The show runs August 9-31 on Barrington's Main Stage in Pittsfield, MA. For tickets and more information, click here.
REVIEWS ARE IN FOR FALL SPRINGS
The Berkshire Eagle says, "Sam Heldt in the show's most fully realized, affecting and poignant performance, especially in his 'The Bass Player's Lament.'"
Berkshire Fine Arts says, "Her nerdy son Felix (Sam Heldt) had wonderful moments as a conflicted, love sick, awkward teen... His 'The Bass Player’s Lament' is poignant and moving. We really feel for the kid who loves Eloise to pieces."
iBerkshires says, "There's the bass player, Felix (a tall, thin and truly wonderful Evan Hansen-like teenager complete with striped t-shirt named Sam Heldt)."
Talkinbroadway says, "Sam Heldt... showcases a lovely, soothing voice."
In The Spotlight says, "Sam Heldt is haplessly endearing."
The Berkshire Edge says, "Felix Cushman, played with an ingenuous emotional style by Sam Heldt... His song, 'The Bass Player’s Lament,' is a highpoint in the show’s first act."
We are a masterpiece
Sam is appearing in WE ARE A MASTERPIECE, a new play by Gina Femia set amidst the onset of the AIDS crisis in Kalamazoo, MI. Produced by Retro Productions and directed by DeLisa White, the show runs April 7-21 at the Theater at the 14th Street Y. For tickets and more information, click here.
THE LONELIEST GIRL IN
THE WORLD at DIVERSIONARy THEATRE IN SAN DIEGO, CA
Sam is in San Diego, CA for a workshop of THE LONELIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD, by Gordon Leary and Julia Meinwald, directed by Matt Morrow, for Diversionary Theatre Company. The workshop precedes the world premiere production of the show that Diversionary will be mounting in 2018.
A ZOMBIE SONG recording
Sam recorded lead vocals for "A Zombie Song" by Bill Nelson and Rick Bassett. Happy Halloween! Take a listen:
THE LONELIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD
Sam is starring in the world premiere production of THE LONELIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD, by Gordon Leary and Julia Meinwald, at Diversionary Theatre in San Diego, CA. Directed by Matt Morrow, the production runs May 24-July 1. For tickets and more information, click here.
REVIEWS ARE IN...
for The Loneliest Girl In The World:
The San Diego Union-Tribune says, "Heldt, who has been with the show from its early stages, brings a natural likability to Tommy, and a pleasing voice."
The Times of San Diego says, "Appealing New York actor Sam Heldt (Tommy) has a disarmingly young, ingenuous mien, and makes the character a little nerdy and intense, but wholly likable."
And Stage And Cinema says, "Mr. Heldt is well-cast as the awkward, self-doubting youth of the late ’50s and ’60s, emotionally moving in his struggles and poignant in his escapism through the lovely young Anita."
FALL SPRINGSat Barrington Stage Company
Sam is participating in a public reading of FALL SPRINGS, a new musical by Nikos Tsakalakos and Peter Nachtrieb, directed by Stephen Brackett, at Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield, MA. Performances are August 30th and 31st at 2pm. For tickets and more information, click here.
sizzle sizzle flyat ensemble studio theatre
Sam is performing in a staged reading of SIZZLE SIZZLE FLY, a new play by Susan Bernfield, directed by Linsay Fermin, at Ensemble Studio Theatre as part of the First Light Festival. Performances are March 1st and 2nd and are free and open to the public. For tickets and more information, click here.
sOMETHING BLUE At page 73
Sam is performing in a staged reading of SOMETHING BLUE, a new musical by Julia Meinwald and Gordon Leary, directed by Colette Robert, presented by Page 73. The performance is free and open to the public on March 20th. For tickets and more information, click here.
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE At lct3
Sam is participating in a workshop of ACCOUNTS PAYABLE, a new musical by Michael R. Jackson and directed by Stephen Brackett. Lincoln Center/LCT3 commissioned the piece and the workshop, which is developmental with no public presentation.
REB + VODKA + ME with the civilians
Sam is participating in a reading of REB + VoDKa + ME, a new musical by Gordon Leary and Julia Meinwald, directed by Annie Tippe, music directed by Rich Silverstein and presented by The Civilians. The presentation is at 3pm on June 10.
BERKIE AWARD NOMINATION
Sam has been nominated for a Berkshire Theatre Award for Best Supporting Actor In A Musical for his performance as Felix in Fall Springs at Barrington Stage earlier this year.
Photo by Daniel Rader