SAM DAVIS is a composer, conductor, pianist, and arranger. He is the musical director/conductor/arranger for the Broadway revival of Side Show at the St. James Theater. Other Broadway credits as arranger and/or conductor include An American in Paris, Big Fish, Scandalous, Curtains, and The Apple Tree. Other theater work includes music supervisor for Dreamgirls in Korea, Japan, South Africa, at the Apollo Theater, and on national tour. Credits at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. includes orchestrator for Jason Robert Brown's Trumpet of the Swan and dance music arranger for Susan Stroman's Little Dancer, plus the upcoming production of Gigi.Sam has written arrangements for such performers as Bette Midler, Kelli O'Hara, Chita Rivera, Kristin Chenoweth, Marin Mazzie, Jason Danieley, Debbie Gravitte, and Patrick Wilson, and his orchestrations have been performed by the Philadelphia Pos, the Boston Pops, the San Francisco Symphony, the Chicago Symphony, the New York Pops, and the National Symphony, among others.
As composer: Red Eye of Love (Amas Music Theater), Bunnicula (Daryl Roth Theater), Love and Real Estate (59 East 59), The Scottish Musical (Penn State New Musicals Festival.) Love on a Summer Afternoon: The Songs of Sam Davis is an album of his work available on the PS Clasiscs label. The original cast album of Bunnicula is available on the Yellow Sound Label. Sam is also the composer of the title song for Rebecca Luker's Greenwich Time, and two of his songs cowritten with Georgia Stitt appear on her debut CD This Ordinary Thursday. Other recording work for PS Clasiscs includes Kitty's Kisses, Sweet Little Devil, When the Wind Blows South, Warm Spring Night, and Dream True. He is a founding member of the New Voices Collective at Symphony Space. 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.