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SAMUEL THORNE BAGALÀ
Pianist - Music Director - Composer - Arranger
July 19th, 2022
Sam is excited to be back in NYC after 6-months spent at Dallas Theater Center where he music directed The Sound of Music and the Public Works production of The Odyssey.
More recently Sam has been working on music for media projects - including music for podcasts, short documentary, commercials, and web videos.
I'll be releasing content from those projects as well as giving my website a much needed overhaul in the coming weeks and months!
I'm looking forward to staying put in NYC so that I can move my studio into a permanent space and spend time composing and releasing music and working on media projects - as well as continuing to work in the musical theater world.
March 10th, 2020
After an amazing two years touring with Hamilton, Sam is back in NYC and excited for future projects!
April 30th, 2018
Currently in Houston till May 20th.
Portland Monthly Magazine published an article about my role with the Hamilton tour and my musical upbringing!
Check it out here:
March 5th, 2018
Currently in Denver with Hamilton! The Portland Press Herald did a story on my career in the musical theater business.
You can check it out here:
January 9th, 2018
I'm very excited to report that I've joined the Hamilton: An American Musical 1st National Tour as the Music Associate. You can check me on the road playing Keys 2 or Keys 1/Conducting during select performances.
http://hamiltonmusical.com/us-tour/ for more info!
October 22nd, 2017
Up next: returning as the music director/conductor for the national tour of ELF the Musical. I will be touring through Toronto, Boston, and Madison Square Garden in NYC. Starring George Wendt from Cheers as Santa Claus!
www.elfmusicaltour.com for more info!
Other fun news! I've been working at Charlie & The Chocolate Factory on Broadway as a keyboard sub, rehearsal pianist, and audition accompanist.
July 1st, 2016
I haven't updated in awhile! But lots of fun things going on. Currently music directing/conducting West Side Story at Theatre by the Sea in Rhode Island.
After that I'll be headed back to Maine State Music Theater to music director Mamma Mia.
Then it's back to NYC to rehearse for a few weeks before hitting the road as the music director for the 20th Anniversary RENT tour.
Super exciting itinerary, with stops in Boston, LA, Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego, and a month in Tokyo.
September 30th, 2015
In two weeks, I'll be starting up rehearsals for the National Tour of Elf - The Musical. Round number two for me! Great schedule of cities. www.elfthemusicalontour.com for more info!
April 27th, 2015
I'll be returning to Maine State Music Theater this summer for my 7th season back.
Here's what my summer looks like:
FAME - in Concert - June 15th
Sister Act - June 24th - July 11th
(Assistant Music Director, Keys)
Young Frankenstein - August 5th - August 22nd
(Music Director, dir. Marc Robin)
www.msmt.org for more info!
January 22nd, 2015
Sam now lives in NYC! Contact me for your music needs. If you need an accompanist, a coaching, sheet music prepared, etc. etc.
September 2nd, 2014
Sam will be hitting the road as the Conductor/Keys 1 for the east coast National Tour of Elf - The Musical during the months of November-January. For more info visit: www.elfthemusicalontour.com
August 28th, 2014
Another fantastic summer at Maine State Music Theater in the books! Up next: Sam will be playing Keys 2 in Ogunquit Playhouse's production of The Witches of Eastwick. For more information and tickets visit: www.ogunquitplayhouse.org
More exciting news on the way.
May 17th, 2014
Sam graduated from The Boston Conservatory with a Bachelor's of Music in Piano Performance, Summa Cum Laude!
March 18th, 2014
On April 26th at 5:30pm @ the Boston Conservatory, Sam will give his senior piano recital. The program will include:
Debussy - Estampes
Franck - Prelude, Chorale, and Fugue
Beethoven - Piano Sonata no. 24 in F-sharp major, op. 78
Gerswhin - Rhapsody in Blue (for solo piano)
And maybe a few surprises!
March 17th, 2014
Sam will be playing the piano part for Martinu's La Revue de Cuisine with Symphony Nova this weekend! www.symphonynova.org for more info.
March 12th, 2014
Sam will be returning to Maine State Music Theater for his 6th summer as the resident assistant music director. The season includes: The Buddy Holly Story, Chamberlain: A Civil War Romance, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and Footloose. He will also be music directing a concert of Godspell, featuring the 2012 Broadway revival arrangments.
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