Sam Harris’ diversified career has run the gamut from singer and songwriter to actor on Broadway, film and television, to writer, director, producer and author. After pulling a weekly audience of more than 25 million viewers on STAR SEARCH in it's premier season, Sam and his powerhouse pop, gospel and theater influenced vocals have never looked back.
Jimmy Fallon called his performance of Over the Rainbow “one of the greatest performances ever on television, EVER!”
Sam is a multi-platinum recording artist with 9 studio CDs to his credit. Rolling Stone Magazine listed him as one of the “Top 100 vocalists of all time.”
On Broadway, Sam received a Tony, Outer Critic’s Circle and Drama Desk nominations for his work in Cy Coleman’s THE LIFE, a Drama League Award and Drama Desk nomination for his role in Tommy Tune’s GREASE, and appeared in Mel Brooks’, THE PRODUCERS, as well as JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, CABARET, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, HAIR, PIPPIN, and THE JAZZ SINGER. His autobiographical show HAM: A Musical Memoir played off Broadway and in Los Angeles, and won LA’s prestigious Ovation Award for Best Musical, also awarding him as Best Actor, and Best Musical Direction for Todd Schroeder. It was filmed for television and can be seen on all prominent streaming channels.
Sam has toured extensively in concert and has played to sold-out audiences everywhere from Carnegie Hall to the Boston Pops. He has appeared at The White House, on numerous television specials and live productions, and has been a guest artist on virtually every talk show, his favorite in an historic time, when he performed a stirring “You’ll Never Walk Alone” on THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW in the week following September 11th. Sam was a regular on the CBS sitcom, THE CLASS, winning the People’s Choice Award, and has guest starred on numerous series. He hosted his own segment on EXTRA called “Six Degrees of Sam Harris.”
Behind the scenes, Sam co-wrote the TBS sit-com, DOWN TO EARTH, co-produced and directed the television special LOVE LETTER TO NEW YORK, supervised and directed segments of MICHAEL JACKSON’S 30TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY at Madison Square Garden, and co-wrote LIZA’S AT THE PALACE for Liza Minnelli, which won the Tony Award. He created and directed the concert event, NEW YORK’S FINEST – BROADWAY’S LEADING MEN, and has directed numerous multi-star events featuring Broadway and recording stars.
Sam wrote the best-selling book “HAM: Slices of a Life,” which was the basis for the hit show. His new novel, which is literary fiction this time, is titled “The Substance of All Things,” and has garnered extraordinary reviews from all prominent book publications.