with Seth Rudetsky
Broadway @ The Art House
July 24 & 25
BROADWAY AT THE ART HOUSE and Mark Cortale proudly present Tony Nominee SAM HARRIS for 2 shows only! Sam Harris’ diversified career has run the gamut from singer and songwriter to actor on Broadway, film and television to writer, director and producer. Sam will joins SIRIUS XM RADIO star for a fascinating evening of interview and song.
On Broadway, Sam received a Drama Desk nomination for his role in Tommy Tune’s GREASE and a Drama-League Award as well as Tony, Outer Critic’s Circle and Drama Desk nominations for his work in Cy Coleman’s THE LIFE. He also appeared on Broadway in the Mel Brooks musical, THE PRODUCERS and in an extensive National Tour of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Broadway production of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. Sam also starred in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, CABARET, HAIR, PIPPIN, THE JAZZ SINGER, THE FIRST WIVES CLUB and the self penned shows HARD COPY, DIFFERENT HATS, REVIVAL and the smash hit one man show SAM.
After pulling a weekly audience of more than 25 million viewers and going on to win Star Search in it’s premier season, Harris 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, SAM-I-AM (which both boasted 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.)
As “Perry Pearl” on the CBS sitcom, THE CLASS, Sam’s chameleonic career took a new turn as a series regular, prompting popular columnist, Liz, Smith, to call him “the comedy break breakout character of the television season.” Among his many television credits, Sam has guest starred in both comedy and drama, from his recurring role on the sitcom, RULES OF ENGAGEMENT to playing an ex-con on CSI. EXTRA gave him his own segment called “Six Degrees of Sam,” where he interviewed celebrity friends with his singular brand of humor and perspective. Sam has co-starred in the films IN THE WEEDS and ELENA UNDONE. Behind the scenes, Sam co-wrote the TBS sit-com, DOWN TO EARTH, which ran for 4 years, and the Los Angeles produced musical HURRY! HURRY! HOLLYWOOD!
He also co-produced the television special LOVE LETTER TO NEW YORK, supervised/directed several segments of MICHAEL JACKSON’S 30TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY at Madison Square Garden, co-wrote LIZA’S AT THE PALACE for Liza Minnelli, which won the 2009 Tony Award, and created and directed the concert event, NEW YORK’S FINEST: BROADWAY’S LEADING MEN. Most recently, Simon & Schuster released his first book, “HAM: Slices of a Life,” which has been turned into a play of the same name, garnering rave reviews in New York, with other productions in development.
Sam is married to Danny Jacobsen and they are the proud fathers of Cooper Atticus Harris-Jacobsen.