Sammy Buck is an award-winning writer, story consultant and creator of Structure! The Musical: Everything You Need to Know About Musicals You Can Learn From Star Wars. He and composer Daniel S. Acquisto are the 2012 winners of the MAC Dottie Burman Award. Together they have written seven shows, including …And Then I Wrote A Song About It (Luna Stage, Diversionary), The 7-Year B*tch (NYMF ’07) and Like You Like It (NYMF ’04), which won the 2009 NY Innovative Theatre Award for Best Musical. Published and licensed by Playscripts, the show has played regional theatres, high schools and universities in the US and UK. Their show StinkyKids The Musical (Vital Theatre) won the 2012 Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best Family Show and is licensed by Theatrical Rights Worldwide. The cast album of StinkyKids® The Musical is available on iTunes, and the Like You Like It Studio RADcording will be available from Broadway Records in September, 2016. As bookwriter/co-lyricist of Small Town Story (NY Theatre Barn) with composer/lyricist Brandon James Gwinn, he was awarded a NAMT Writers Residency Grant and was a finalist for the Richard Rodgers Award. Other credits include Leonard Bernstein’s Cast Party (Roundabout), the movie Red Hook (Phase 4 Films), a circus, the one-actor play Barry The Hatchet (All Out Arts) and two of NYMF’s dance shows (Common Grounds in ’06 and Andy Warhol Was Right in ’09). A 2002 Dramatists Guild Fellow, he received his BFA in Filmic Writing from USC. An Emmy winner for his work with TVLAND.COM, Sammy has been a script reader for clients including Sony Pictures and AMPAS, and has mentored for the Rubicon Theatre’s Young Playwrights Festival. He is a member of BMI and The Dramatists Guild, Inc.
And while Sammy is a banjo enthusiast, he is not the Sammy Buck of legend in the Pineylore story that formed the basis of The Charlie Daniels Band’s hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.”