Sam McLellan

Sam is a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point where he received a BFA in Musical Theatre. Most recently Sam was working at the Quisisana Resort Theatre in Maine where he played exciting roles such as Younger Brother in Ragtime and Toad in A Year with Frog and Toad. Sam moved to New York from Wisconsin at the end of this past summer and has been thoroughly enjoying the time he’s had in the city. He is proud to set foot on his first New York City stage with the company of Interstellar Cinderella.

Tell us about where you’re from! 

I’m from all over the place, but most recently I was living in Stevens Point Wisconsin. It’s a beautiful city with a huge nature reserve that I loved to take runs through and say “Hello!” to the deer along the paths. But in the winters, it was so cold and snowy I didn’t want to go outside!

The invention I wish I could create is… A teleportation cape! I have a big family that lives all over the country and I wish I could see them all whenever I wanted. If I had a teleportation cape, I could see them all every day!

Three things most people would be surprised to learn about me are:

  • I grew up in Chihuahua, Mexico
  • The first musical I did was when I was 17 at Wautoma High School.
  • I have four siblings. Three sisters and one brother.

Families should see Interstellar Cinderella so they can better understand each other. All stories are tools for humans to connect to one other. The relationships we see between Cinderella and all the other characters help us understand the way she thinks and how she sees the world. This is true in real life too. The more we pay attention to what people say and do, the better we can understand how to relate to them.

My favorite children’s book is… Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, because this is one of the first books I can remember reading for fun. At school, we were usually told what to read so I always thought reading was a chore; but once I read Harry Potter, I realized that reading is just as exciting as watching a movie or listening to music!

Don’t miss Sam as Prince Astral and Mergatroyd in

Interstellar Cinderella

Playing through December 17th