Sam Kenyon studied English Literature at Cambridge University before training in Musical Theatre at the Royal Academy of Music.
Current and forthcoming projects include: VICE VERSA (Composer, RSC).
Composing credits include: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM: A PLAY FOR THE NATION (Composer, RSC); THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE (Composer/Arranger/Additional Lyrics; RSC); THE GLASS SLIPPER (Composer/Additional Lyrics; Northern Stage); THE BORROWERS (Composer/Lyrics; Northern Stage, Winner of Best Show for Children & Young People, UK Theatre Awards 2013); BEST FRIENDS & BUTTERFLIES (Lyricist, Winner of Best Show for Young People at the 2000 Vivian Ellis Awards). Sam was commissioned by the BBC to write a verse-narration book for Kurt Weill & Ira Gershwin’s THE FIREBRAND OF FLORENCE (Barbican Theatre/Capriccio Records). He is currently writing a musical based on the life of Joan Littlewood.
Directing credits include: HOW THE VOTE WAS WON (Union Theatre); OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR (Co-director; Northern Stage & National Tour, nominated for Best Musical Production and Best Performances in a Musical TMA Awards 2011).
As Musical Supervisor: PLAYING FOR TIME (Composer/Lyricist/Musical Supervisor; Sheffield Crucible); CLOSE THE COALHOUSE DOOR (Northern Stage, National Tour); SWALLOWS & AMAZONS (Bristol Old Vic, West End, National Tour); OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR (Northern Stage & National Tour).
Performing credits include MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG(Watermill); AMADEUS(Wilton’s Music Hall); SWEENEY TODD(Watermill, West End); SUNSET BOULEVARD(Comedy Theatre, West End); AS YOU LIKE IT (Young Vic, Wyndham’s); LES JUSTES & ION(The Gate); MACBETH & THE OTHELLO MUSIC(BAC).