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.
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.
Allen and Gray Livestream
Sam had the privilege of being including on the most recent Allen and Gray New Works Concert Livestream on October 30th. She and Stephen Wagener Bennett spoke about their show, Night Witches, and presented two songs from the show. They also participated in a Writer's Circle with three other talented artists. Check out the full livestream here!
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!
Tin Pan Alley 2: Livestream
Premiering on November 13th, Tin Pan Alley 2 returns to the (virtual) stage! Streaming for free on YouTube, this concert features the work of Tristen Moseley, Gabrielle Mirabella, and Stephen Wagener Bennett. In addition to being a host and curator for this event, Sam also worked as the video editor and is a featured artist.
Sam and Durra also just did an interview with Broadway World which can be found here!
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!
Pictures from Past Productions
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