Samuel James Willis

Show Bio

Samuel James Willis (Lenny Ganz) is honored and ecstatic to be taking part in this hilarious play! He was most recently on stage this past May in the role of Wayne in Puffs. This will be Sam’s 20th time working with CPT, and his 39th show overall. Past productions include Cinderella, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Patio Plays, and A Shayna Maidel. Thanks are in order for his family, to his amazing girlfriend Emily and their kitty Maggie May for helping him run lines, to the staff for entrusting him with this role, to his castmates for being so much fun to play off of in this show, and last but not least to one of his heroes - the late, great Robin Williams, who delivered a quote during one of his standup sets which greatly describes Sam’s experience participating in this production: “You’ve got to be crazy. It’s too late to be sane. Too late. You’ve got to go full-tilt bozo. ‘Cause you’re only given a little spark of madness, and if you lose that, you’re nothing. Note, from me to you… Don’t ever lose that cause it keeps you alive.”

Roles

Rumors

2023-2024
Lenny Ganz

Puffs

2022-2023
Wayne Hopkins

Cinderella

2022-2023
Sound Design
Set Build Crew

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