Sam’s back in “A Night Out with Sam Harris.” Sam Harris has starred on Broadway, on television and in concert. Perhaps no other artist has chiseled so completely, the niche of redefining the vast American Songbook, exploring songs from the 20s up to today, and appealing to audiences of all ages. Fresh from a New York run of his show, “Ham,” (based on his critically-acclaimed book) Sam brings his singular interpretation and inimitable style to an eclectic collection of Broadway and Pop classics from Hammerstein to Sondheim andU2 to Lennon. Sam will be accompanied by his longtime musical director (and San Diego favorite!) Todd Schroeder.
“Sam Harris is the ultimate entertainer – that rare breed who comes along once in a generation and does it all better than anybody else.” Cy Coleman
“Sam Harris is entertaining, humorous, exuberant, intriguing, and strikingly original.” Newsweek
“Sam Harris is one of Broadway’s greats.” Liz Smith
“Disarming audiences with sharp humor, love-overflowing or tear-swelling vibrant presence, Harris simply isn”t natural; he’s super-natural.” San Francisco Examiner
“Sam Harris reinvents every song he sings.” Chicago Tribune
“The sheer force of his charisma is mesmerizing; rousing one moment and heartbreaking the next.” USA Today
SAM HARRIS‘ diversified career has run the gamut from singer and songwriter to actor on Broadway, film and television to writer, director, producer and author. After pulling a weekly audience of more than 25 million viewers and going on to win Star Search in its premiere season, Sam and his powerhouse pop, gospel and theater influenced vocals have never looked back.
He is a multi-platinum recording artist with 9 studio CDs to his credit including Sam Harris and Sam-I-Am (both top 40 hits),Standard Time and Different Stages (produced and conducted by the legendary Peter Matz, and which have been listed on numerous “Top 100 Records of All Time” lists.)
Sam has toured extensively in concert and has played to sold-out audiences at major venues including New York’s Carnegie Hall, Los Angeles’ Universal Amphitheatre, London’s West End and with The Boston Pops. He also participated in Cyndi Lauper’s True Colorstour. Sam has appeared at The White House, on numerous television specials and live productions, and has been a guest artist on virtually every talk show; his favorite in an historic time, when he performed a stirring “You’ll Never Walk Alone” on The Oprah Winfrey Show in the week following September 11th.
On Broadway, Sam received a Tony, Outer Critic’s Circle and Drama Desk nominations for his work in Cy Coleman’s The Life as well as a Drama League Award and Drama Desk nomination for his role in Tommy Tune’s Grease. He has also appeared on Broadway in Mel Brooks’ The Producers. Sam has starred in Jesus Christ Superstar, Cabaret, Joseph, Hair, Pippin, The Jazz Singer, The First Wives Club, and the smash hit, one man show Sam.
Behind the scenes, Sam co-wrote the TBS sit-com, Down To Earth, which ran for 4 years. He also co-produced the television specialLove Letter To New York, supervised and directed segments ofMichael Jackson’s 30th Year Anniversary at Madison Square Garden, and wrote Liza’s At The Palace for Liza Minnelli, which won the 2009 Tony Award. He created and directed the concert event, New York’s Finest – Broadway’s Leading Men and performed the duets show, Schmolli & Minnooli, with his longtime friend, Liza Minnelli.
In an exciting new chapter of Sam’s career, his first book, Ham: Slices of a Life (Simon & Schuster), a collection of stories and essays, was released in January and has garnered great critical and reader praise. The show of the same name is in pre-production for an Off-Broadway run in 2015.