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 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: A Princess Story (Book/Lyrics), Night Witches (Co-Book/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.
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.
Beyond Measure: Custom Audition Cuts by Collard & Rosenblatt
Sam's newest venture with collaborator Elspeth Collard is a business called "Beyond Measure: Custom Audition Cuts by Collard & Rosenblatt. Beyond Measure aims to create content for performers to use to ace their auditions and stand out from the crowd by showcasing what they feel best represents them. The performer will be able to dictate style, vocal range, and topic for the 16 or 32 bar cut and then Sam and Elspeth will take it from there!
Sam and Elspeth also just launched a website dedicated to their work. You can find them at www.collardandrosenblatt.com!
Graduation from NYU Tisch, Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program
Sam just graduated from NYU Tisch, earning her MFA in the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program as a lyricist. To qualify for this degree, Sam wrote book and lyrics for a full length musical, Night Witches, with composer/co-bookwriter, Stephen Wagener Bennett. While they did not receive a 29 hour reading through their program due to COVID-19, the pair had a Zoom table-read and also had a song featured in the end of year cabaret for their cycle. Sam is a proud double-NYU alum and can't wait to see what the future holds!
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