Monday, September 8, 2014

Spotlight On...Sam Harvey

Name: Sam Harvey

Hometown: Scottsbluff, Nebraska

Education: Proud graduate of AMDA NY

Select Credits: National Lampoon's Bayside! The Musical! (Zack Morris); Sound Of Music (Rolf)

Why theater?: Theatre is what makes me happy, and why not choose a a career that makes you smile and challenges you to grow every day.

Who do you play in The Love Note?: Peter

Tell us about The Love Note: The Love Note is an amazing story about learning how to be comfortable in your own skin, and not just following what is thought to be "cool." Kids have it rough growing up these days, but this show proves that a simple note from a loved one can help get you through tough times.

What is it like being a part of The Love Note?: It has been an amazing experience thus far. It is a very positive, playful, and collaborative work environment, which is incredible when you are brining something like this to life.

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: I love theatre that is artistic, but still has the razzle dazzle that appeals to someone with an untrained eye. Brilliant performers inspire me as an artist. Performers like Jason Mraz, Katie Mebane, and Michael C Hall. Performers who are true craftsmen.

Any roles you’re dying to play?: The next one

What’s your favorite showtune?: “Santa Fe” from Newsies 

If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: Lindsay Mendez. She is one of my favorite Broadway performers.

Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: Jude Law in "Sam... I Am"

What show have you recommended to your friends?: Gentleman's Guide it's a refreshing original piece of Broadway theatre and Bryce Pinkham and Jefferson Mays are amazing in it.

What’s the most played song on your iTunes?: "I Won't Give Up" by Jason Mraz.

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: Sweets. I'm a sucker for candy and baked goods.

What’s up next?: Well I'm happily busy with Bayside! The Musical! and The Love Note. I will continue auditioning, and I would like to break into the film and tv world also.