Sam trained in musical direction at The MTA (Musical Theatre Academy), based in North London, under MD and principal Annemarie Lewis Thomas. He was the 2016 recipient of the college's MD Mentorship Scheme, and assisted on theatre shows at the college. Productions included Around The World In 80 Days and Robinson Crusoe.
As a musical director, working primarily in theatre, he has toured to venues across the UK and Australia. He has also spent 5 years as musical director for pantomimes at Blackpool Grand Theatre with UK Productions, most recently on Peter Pan for 2019/20.
Professional credits as MD include: Peter Pan (Blackpool Grand Theatre), West End Live Lounge (The Other Palace), New Jersey Nights (Australian & UK Tours), Danielle Hope - In Her Shoes (Brasserie Zedel), Closer Than Ever (Edinburgh Festival),
The Last 5 Years (Edinburgh Festival), Let's Hear It For The Girls (Brasserie Zedel), Beauty & The Beast, Cinderella, Aladdin, Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs (all Blackpool Grand Theatre), Someone Like You: The Adele Songbook (UK Tour, cover MD),
Ghost Brothers / Beat Bugs (Theatre Royal Stratford East / BEAM 2018), Robinson Crusoe (The MTA, Asst MD), Around The World In 80 Days (The MTA, Asst MD), Mrs Kasha Davis - There's Always Time For A Cocktail! (UK Cabaret Tour / RuPaul's Drag Race), DreamArts West End Gala (The Playhouse Theatre, West End)
Local/youth theatre credits as MD include: Hairspray, The Phantom Of The Opera, Into The Woods, Les Miserables: SE, The Drowsy Chaperone, Spring Awakening (all Rhoda McGaw Theatre), Camp Rock (Towngate Theatre), Little Shop Of Horrors (Rickmansworth Watersmeet), Annie Get Your Gun (Hampton Hill Theatre), Honk, Les Miserables: SE, Oliver (Palace Theatre, Redditch), The Witches Of Eastwick (University Of Surrey & Theatre Royal Windsor), Fiddler On The Roof (Nomad Theatre), Billy Elliot (Malvern Theatres)
Sam has also worked as a musical director for P&O Cruises, on board Azura and Ventura travelling around Europe & the Caribbean.