SAM PERWIN is a New York based performer, writer, teacher, editor, and basic Renaissance man.
He hails from Miami Beach, FL where he appeared in just about every school performance opportunity possible while growing up. He won numerous honors over the years competing at The Florida State Thespian Festival, and he trained at Interlochen Center for the Arts during summers in middle and high school.
Sam then moved north to Boston to attend Harvard, where he majored in Literature, but really spent most of his time doing as many musicals, plays, operas, and operettas as he could. During the summers he worked professionally at such venues as The College Light Opera Company in Falmouth, MA where Diana Kenny of The Cape Cod Times praised his "leading man good looks" and "true star quality." Sam's versatility as a performer has since landed him roles in everything from Shakespeare to Gilbert & Sullivan to Sondheim to new plays & musicals. He has appeared in theaters and in concerts around the country and internationally.
As a writer, Sam's career began at the end of high school when his 10-minute play "Beyond the Glass" was selected for The University of Miami's "Summer Shorts" series, and was subsequently performed at Harvard with another of his short plays, "The Goldberg Variations." After graduating, he traveled to Spain to write for the Let's Go travel guide series, and upon returning to New York became the first New York Community Manager of Yelp.com. After leaving Yelp, he became the New York Editor of HeSaid.com, a men's lifestyle magazine. He is a frequent reviewer for Opera News Magazine and a primary contributor to the musical theatre blog, Crazytown, started by Ryan Scott Oliver. His most recent play Gay Haiku, based on the poems of Joel Derfner, was a semi-finalist in The Strawberry One-Act Festival in 2010 and was selected for the festivals "Encores" series the following year. A recently expanded version was presented at Dixon Place in February of 2014.
He lives in New York City, where he plans on staying for the rest of his life.