Meet Broadway Wiz Bright Star, Sam from Mahwah, NJ.
Sam was in the recent Broadway revival of Les Misérables and he would love to duet with Lesli Margherita (someone make this happen!)
On average, how many Broadway shows do you see a year?
How many local shows or community theater shows do you see a year?
Favorite Broadway show:
All-time favorite performer:
Songs you like to belt in the shower:
“Everything’s Coming Up Rose,” “On My Own,” “Electricity”
Favorite piece of theater memorabilia you own:
A signed Yellow Ticket of Leave by Ramin Karimloo from Les Misérables
Most memorable performance you’ve ever seen:
Wicked, Annie, Something Rotten! and Matilda
Best interaction you have had with another theater fan:
My best friend Ella Koski who is in love with theater just as much as I am.
Why do you love theater?
I love theater because for 2 and a half hours, I can escape into a new world that anyone or anything (depending on which show) can break out into song and dance! It makes me feel good about myself because it’s just….. AMAZING!
Marius – Les Misérables
Miss Wormwood – Matilda (even though I’m a boy)
Evan Hansen – Dear Evan Hansen
Billy Elliot – Billy Elliot
Phantom – Phantom of the Opera
Best stagedoor or backstage experience?
I met Laura Osnes, Sierra Boggess, and Corey Cott at Bway Barks. I also performed with Ramin Karimloo in Les Misérables on Broadway for 1 year.
Favorite spots in NYC:
Amc Theater + Regal Cinemas
New 42 Studios
Ripley Grier Studios
BROADWAY (of course)
If you could sing a duet or perform a scene with any Broadway star, who would it be?
Did you ever fangirl when you met an actor/performer?:
I’ve met Lesli Margherita 6 times. I first saw her after a performance in Les Mis. I stopped her and took a picture with her. I almost pooped my pants. LOL.
Favorite thing about Broadway Wiz?
I think it’s cool that other people love Broadway just as much as I do!
What would your super power be?
Besides theater, what are some of your other passions or hobbies?
I like to surf. I also like to hang out with my friends. Watch Netflix. Watch YouTube. Jump on my trampoline. Play in my pool. They typical 13 year old hobbies. Except sports, I hate sports. Except for dancing.
Anything else you would like to share? Funny stories, weird facts about yourself, cool talents?
I was in Les Misérables on Broadway from March 3,2015 – January 3, 2016. I performed along side Ramin Karimloo and Alfie Boe. I also got the pleasure of working with Kyle Jean Baptise who was the first African American Jean Valjean. I had the most fun of my entire life! I also performed along side Megan Hilty, Andy Karl, Brad Oscar, Judy Kaye and many more in ENCORES! Annie Get You Gun at the New York City Center! I attend middle school in Mahwah and hang out with my friends. I also can do magic and shoot and edit movies.