Sam Faulkner (he/they) is a multi-hyphenate creative based in New York City.
At age fifteen, Sam got his Equity card playing Billy in BILLY ELLIOT at Ogunquit Playhouse, a role he went on to reprise at the North Carolina Theatre. During the fall of his Senior year of high school, Sam worked with Kenny Leon and Jerry Mitchell as he played I.Q. in NBC's 2016 Broadcast of HAIRSPRAY LIVE! alongside names like Kristin Chenoweth, Jennifer Hudson, Harvey Fierstein, Ariana Grande, and Andrea Martin.
A few months later, Sam was accepted into the prestigious Musical Theatre department at the University of Michigan. In May 2021, Sam graduated with honors, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts.
After graduating, Sam made his New York City debut performing at the 2021 Met Gala (read more by clicking here) under the direction of Rachel Chavkin and Raja Feather-Kelly. Soon after, Sam was part of New York City Center's Fall For Dance Festival, premiering "Sweet Gwen Suite", directed by Linda Haberman with the Verdon Fosse Legacy. Click here to read more. Sam closed out 2021 joining the company of WILD: A Musical Becoming at American Repertory Theater, under the direction of Diane Paulus and starring Idina Menzel. Read more by clicking here.
Most recently, Sam was profiled in the February 2022 issue of Dance Magazine - click here to read.
Keep up with Sam on Instagram! @samfaulkner5678