Artist. Lyricist. Educator. Theatre-Maker.
“If you are a dreamer, come in
If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
A hoper, a pray-er, a magic-bean-buyer,
If you're a pretender, come sit by my fire
For we have some flax golden tales to spin!
― Shel Silverstein
Sam Rosenblatt is a queer, Jewish-Asian-American theatre artist based in New York. She holds a BS from NYU Steinhardt in Educational Theatre and an MFA from NYU Tisch in Musical Theatre Writing.
Full length pieces include: Like the Wind (Book/Lyrics), A Princess Story (Book/Lyrics), Night Witches (Co-Book/Lyrics), The Girl with the Rose-Colored Eyes (Lyrics), and FOUND: A New Musical (Book/Lyrics). Short form pieces include: Twenty-Six Percent (Book/Lyrics), Behind the Front Door (Book/Lyrics), and The Rise and Fall of Otis (Book/Lyrics). She is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild and Maestra.
Sam is a curator and producer for Tin Pan Alley 2, a Core Team member for Root Beer Occasion Theatre Company, and a programming manager, producer, and featured artist for The Latest Draft podcast.
In addition to writing, Sam enjoys directing, choreographing, stage-managing, graphic design, and making sock puppets. Select credits include: James and the Giant Peach (Director/Choreographer), FAME! the Musical (Director/Choreographer), H2$ (PSM/Props), New Musicals from Emerging Artists at 54 Below (PSM), and She Kills Monsters (Choreographer/Evil Tina).
Sam is one half of the musical theatre writing team, Collard & Rosenblatt, the dynamic duo who founded Beyond Measure: Custom Audition Cuts by Collard & Rosenblatt.
Residency at Ferguson Center for the Arts, New Musicals Lab
Sam and Elspeth Collard were selected for a residency at the Ferguson Center for the Arts in Newport News, Virginia for their newest show, Like the Wind. Like the Wind began as a five-minute musical commission from Shotgun Players (see below) in May of 2021.
Like the Wind is a new electronica-pop musical that explores the lives of Bennie and Cai, two queer teenagers running away from a conversion therapy facility in the summer of 2018. Loosely inspired by Bonnie and Clyde, Bennie and Cai choose to change the fate that society has set for them and break through the constraints of expectations and rules. With a queer, female writing team at the helm, Like the Wind explores themes of identity, forgiveness, and queerness in young people.
Commission from Shotgun Players
Sam and Elspeth Collard received a commission from the Bay Area's Shotgun Players to create a five minute musical based on Bonnie and Clyde. Sam wrote book and lyrics, directed, and video-edited their five minute musical, which was entitled The People We're Meant to Be and featured Alia Cuadros-Contreras and Mikey Friedman. The musical will premiere in early July 2021 as part of Shotgun's 3030 Vision Project.
Little Love Notes from Collard & Rosenblatt
Sam and Elspeth Collard released their first album, entitled Little Love Notes from Collard & Rosenblatt on March 14th! They kicked off the weekend with a spectacular launch party produced by 10glo.com and hosted by Noah Mutterperl. The party, held virtually on Zoom, included fun facts and behind-the-scenes stories, with guest appearances by many of the performers. Little Love Notes features 15 original Collard & Rosenblatt songs, with performances by twenty-nine performers! It's now streaming on all music platforms. Bios for the performers can be found here.
Change the Game
Sam and long-time collaborator, Elspeth Collard, released a new song entitled "Change the Game", celebrating women in the theatre industry! "Change the Game" was performed by Broadway veteran and activist, Isabelle McCalla, along with a choir of sixteen women and a band of 4. Sam and Elspeth even jumped into the choir themselves! The song jumpstarted their week-long fundraiser for Maestra Music, an incredible organization that helps the unseen heroes of the Broadway community: the women who work as music directors, composers, instrumentalists, and more! Check out "Change the Game" and Maestra today!
The Girl with the Rose-Colored Eyes
Sam is thrilled to be back at the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at NYU Tisch as an alumni collaborator. She, along with Elspeth Collard (another alumnus of the program), will be writing a full-length musical with current student, Amber Delaluz. Their musical, The Girl with the Rose-Colored Eyes, is a loose adaptation of Coppelia that takes place in 1968 San Francisco during the second-wave of feminism and civil-rights protest. Featuring a cast of six powerful women, this "in development" musical will culminate in a Zoom table-read in April of 2021.
Sam and Stephen... thesis partners!
A Princess Story Zoom Table-Read
Cast of Chrysanthemum
Sam and the cast of Chrysanthemum hit their final pose!
Sam in Kathryn Posin's Class
Still from Sam's Choreography final, #metoo
Sam in the studio
Still from recording "The Rise and Fall of Otis", Sam and Durra Leung's 10-Minute Musical.
Sam backstage at 54 Below
Sam and Noah Mutterperl backstage at 54 Below during a stage managing gig
Dan Gibson and Sam on the first day of rehearsals for "Behind the Front Door," their twenty minute musical.
The cast and crew of FOUND
The company of FOUND: A New Musical at the Hudson Guild Theater as a part of NY Winterfest!
The cast of Chrysanthemum
The cast of Chrysanthemum the Musical at their "First Day of School" photo shoot!
Sam in Bring It On
The cast of an excerpt from Bring It On, directed by Callie Llewellyn and featuring Sam as Kylar.
Co-Choreographers for Chrysanthemum
Sam and Noah Mutterperl, the choreographers for Chrysanthemum the Musical at the Jerry Orbach Theater
A still from FOUND
Production still from FOUND: A New Musical (L to R): Laura Jean Spineti, Jake Lambert, Bryan Freedman, Jenna Beressi
The company of JGP
The cast and crew of James and the Giant Peach!
The company of Behind the Front Door
The cast and team of Behind the Front Door, Sam and Dan's twenty-minute musical!
The company of Adult Stuff
The cast and crew of Adult Stuff Or What I Learned at Summer Camp!
Pictures from Past Productions
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