M. Sammy Buck

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Sammy Buck’s book & lyrics have been performed on five continents (so if you know anyone in South America or Antarctica, give a call). With composer Daniel S. Acquisto, he wrote the book and lyrics for Like You Like It (Playscripts/Broadway Licensing, Broadway Records Studio Cast RADcording) and StinkyKids® The Musical (TRW, Off-Broadway Alliance Award: Best Family Show, Vital Theatre). Bookwriter/co-lyricist: Small Town Story  (American Theater Group/SOPAC, New York Theatre Barn commission, Richard Rodgers Award Finalist, Village Originals, NAMT Writers Residency Grant). Book: Leonard Bernstein’s Cast Party (Roundabout). Lyrics: The Doll Maker’s Gift (Rose Theater), ...And Then I Wrote A Song About It (LunaStage, DiversionaryTheatre). Other works include director Elizabeth Lucas’s films Red Hook (eOne Films, on Netflix, Showtime, Amazon Prime) and Fade to White (with Alex Goldberg and Erin Hill for Free Range Humans, on Amazon Prime); the one-actor play Barry The Hatchet (All Out Arts at The Clemente); and two of NYMF’s dance shows (Common Grounds, Andy Warhol Was Right). His and his collaborators’ songs have been performed at Feinstein’s/54 Below, Merkin Concert Hall, The Duplex, The Laurie Beechman Theatre, Rockwell Table & Stage, and by countless students for their thespian competitions. A former Dramatists Guild Fellow, he received his BFA in Filmic Writing from USC and is an Emmy®winner for his work with TVLand Digital. He is also the creator of Structure! The Musical, Or Everything You Need To Know About Musicals You Can Learn from Star Wars. Winner, MAC Dottie BurmanAward. Member, BMI and The Dramatists Guild, Inc.


University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California
Filmic Writing