Sam Willmott

Fundamentals of Music - BFA Musical Theater

SAM WILLMOTT is a New York City-based musical theater composer, lyricist and bookwriter whose projects include Standardized Testing - The Musical!!!!Yo, Vikings! (with lyricist Marcus Stevens); the mini-musical Scarlet Takes a Tumble; the upcoming Bhangin' It (with playwrights Rehana Lew Mirza and Mike Lew); and Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol (additional lyrics for the stage adaptation of the Jule Styne / Bob Merrill score)He is the recipient of the 2015 Kleban Prize for Most Promising Musical Theatre Lyricist, a 2015 Jonathan Larson Grant, the 2013 ASCAP Foundation Harold Adamson Award for Lyrics, the 2012 Fred Ebb Award, the 2012 John Wallowitch Award, and the 2009 Kennedy Center ACTF Musical Theater Award.  He has been Composer-in-Residence at Rhinebeck Writers Retreat (2015), Running Deer Musical Theatre Lab (2015), The Orchard Project (2015), Goodspeed Musicals (2013, 2014) and the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center National Music Theater Conference (2013), and was also the first musical theatre writer to be recognized with the Exploring the Metropolis / ConEdison Musicians' Residency (2013). Sam has spearheaded workshops, master classes and courses at such storied institutions as Interlochen Arts Camp, Emerson College and Harlem School of the Arts, and currently works with Lincoln Center's Songwriting in the Schools Program and Pace's Musical Theater BFA program.  Sam is also a proud contributing writer to the Korean children's language series, English Egg.  For more info, check out