Immediately following his studies at North Carolina School of the Arts, Sam joined the creative team at Casa Mañana where he served as the resident lighting designer for eight years. During his residency, Sam designed over sixty musicals and plays and worked with nationally-recognized directors and choreographers, most notably Casey Hushion (Hairspray, Buddy Holly), Josh Rhodes (Jesus Christ Superstar), Eric Woodall (Big River, West Side Story), Tee Scatuorchio (Fiddler on the Roof, Joseph...), Tim Bennett (Miss Saigon, Les Misérables), Richard Stafford (Cats, Evita) and Hunter Foster (Spamalot, Million Dollar Quartet). He has also designed for North Carolina Theatre (Beauty and the Beast, Always...Patsy Cline, Jesus Christ Superstar, Gypsy). Sam resides in Fort Worth with his family.
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