Sam trained at Guildford School of Acting. He has worked extensively as an actor, including A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Chichester Festival Theatre), Another Country (Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford), Unexpected Host (York Theatre Royal), The Jungle Book (Nuffield, Southampton), Hiawatha (Newcastle Theatre Royal), An Ideal Husband (Redgrave, Farnham) and The Ten Commandments (Mercury workshop, The Place). West End: Les Misérables (Palace), Aspects of Love (Prince of Wales), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (London Palladium), Miss Saigon (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), My Fair Lady (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane) and The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s).
UK tours: Les Misérables, Aspects of Love, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and The Best of Brian Conley.
Concerts include: Les Misérables (25th anniversary, the O2), Les Misérables (Classic Brits, Royal Albert Hall), One Touch of Venus (Barbican), Masters of Swing (Royal Albert Hall) and Tribute to Jack Tinker (London Palladium).
Directing includes (as Resident Director): Les Misérables: The Staged Concert (Gielgud), The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s), Les Misérables (Queen’s/Palace), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (UK tour), White Christmas (Sunderland Empire), Les Misérables in concert (Scandinavian arena tour) and On Eagle’s Wing (Belfast Opera House). As Deputy Associate: Les Misérables (UK tour). As Associate Director: Irish Wings (Dutch tour). As Director: Les Misérables in concert (Powderham Castle and Broadlands), Celebration of Musical Theatre with Clive Anderson (Palace), The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber (RTE, Dublin Concert Hall), The Canadian Tenors (European tour) and Masters of the Musicals (UK tour).