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Sam grew up in Naples, NY, a small town in the Finger Lakes. He’s been in and around the theatre since the beginning. Sam’s grandparents, George and Mary Sherwood, founded The Bristol Valley Playhouse, a small summer stock theatre in Naples, in 1964—and his parents too worked in Theatre for many years. It was no shock when Sam took an interest in performance. His first professional role was as Joe Crowell in a production of Our Town at age 10. After high school Sam attended the University of Vermont where he finished two majors: Music and Sociology—all the while continuing to pursue professional theatre. Since college, he’s been on national tours, in numerous regional productions and has kept expanding his roster of musical instruments. In styles from blues to rock to country and bluegrass, Sam’s comfortable picking up just about any instrument in the band—a skill that’s served him in shows like Ring of Fire, The Buddy Holly Story, Hank Williams: Lost Highway, Pump Boys & Dinettes and others. www.sherwoodsounds.com