SAM DAVIS is a composer, conductor, pianist, and arranger. He was the dance music arranger for the 2017 smash movie musical Beauty and the Beast, and he also arranged and conducted the "No Dames" musical sequence in the Coen Brothers' film Hail, Caesar!. On Broadway, Sam arranged the dance music for the 2015 hit musical An American In Paris, currently playing in London and on national tour. He was the musical director/arranger/conductor for the Broadway revival of Side Show in 2014, and his other Broadway credits as arranger, orchestrator, and/or conductor include Prince of Broadway, Holiday Inn, Gigi, Big Fish, Scandalous, and Curtains. TV credits as arranger include TNT's "Good Behavior." He was music supervisor for the 2009 national tour of Dreamgirls. Regional credits include arranger for "The Honeymooners" at the Paper Mill Playhouse and "Little Dancer" at the Kennedy Center, as well as orchestrator for Jason Robert Brown's "The Trumpet of the Swan," also at the Kennedy Center. Sam has created arrangements for such performers as Bette Midler, Chita Rivera, Kelli O'Hara, Patrick Wilson, Debbie Gravitte, Liz Callaway, Jason Danieley, and Marin Mazzie, and his orchestrations have been performed by the Philadelphia Pops, the Boston Pops, the New York Pops, the San Francisco Symphony, and the New York Philharmonic, among others.
Sam is the composer of Red Eye of Love (Amas Musical Theater), Love and Real Estate (59 East 59), and the children's musical Bunnicula (Daryl Roth Theater, Winner of the National Alliance Award for Best Children's Musical). He also was the composer for Shakespeare in the Park's production of "The Taming of the Shrew" in 2016, directed by Phyllida Lloyd. His debut album as songwriter, "Love on a Summer Afternoon" is available on the PS Classics label, and the original cast albums of Red Eye of Love (starring Kelli O'Hara) and Bunnicula are also available, on the Yellow Sound and Ghostlight labels respectively. Among Sam's other exntesive recording work is Rebecca Luker's album Greenwich Time (PS Classics), for which Sam composed the title song. He is also a winner of the Jonathan Larson Award, and of an Emerging Artist Award from the University of Michigan School of Music, of which he is a 1998 graduate.