Samuel James Willis

Show Bio

Samuel James Willis (Ensemble) has been away from the Community Players stage only for a year, but it has felt like such a long year since his last stint as Santa Claus in Elf the Musical. Fortunately for him, he’s back and feeling better than ever and has loved working with this insanely talented cast and staff. This will be his 17th time working with CPT, and his 36th show overall. Past productions include Miscast Cabaret, The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon, Big Fish, and Sound Designer for Our Town. Thanks as always are in order for his family (Bev, Kai, and Patti) and his incredible girlfriend Emily for their unwavering support, as well as his CU fam for hearing him blather on about rehearsal every day. You’re doing God’s work, certainly better than his characters are!

Roles

Elf The Musical

2021-2022
Santa Claus

Miscast Cabaret

2020-2021
Sound Assistant
Company

The Show Must Go On!

2020-2021
Purpose - Avenue Q
Stupid with Love - Mean Girls

West Side Story (2017)

2016-2017
Company

A Streetcar Named Desire (2017)

2016-2017
Pablo Gonzales

The Crucible (2016)

2015-2016
John Procter

Peter and the Star Catcher

2018-2019
Fighting Prawn/Mack/Mr. Grempkin/Sanchez

Little Women

2018-2019
Laurie Laurence

The Wedding Singer

2018-2019
Robbie Hart

Big Fish

2019-2020
Edward

Our Town (2020)

2019-2020
Sound Designer

Cabaret (2019)

2019-2020
Herr Schultz

Barefoot in the Park

2019-2020
House Manager

The Addams Family

2018-2019
Sound Engineer