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A Conversation with Sammi Cannold (HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO)

The show might have closed, but hear what How to Dance in Ohio Director Sammi Cannold has to say about representation onstage and the impact of HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO on Broadway. 

About the Guest 

Sammi Cannold is a theater, film, and television director who is one of Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 in Hollywood & Entertainment, one of Variety’s 10 Broadway Stars to Watch, and one of Town & Country’s Creative Aristocracy. She recently made her Broadway debut as director of How to Dance in Ohio at the Belasco Theater. Sammi has directed at some of the world’s most prestigious venues, including The Kennedy Center, Radio City Music Hall, and Lincoln Center as well as for the National Symphony Orchestra, CBS, ABC, Nickelodeon, Paramount+, Cirque du Soleil, and TikTok. Recent theater credits include Evita (American Repertory Theater, New York City Center — Critic’s Pick), Rent in Concert (The Kennedy Center), Sunset Boulevard (The Kennedy Center), Carmen (Rose Hall, Lincoln Center — NYT Critic’s Pick), Celine Song’s Endlings (New York Theatre Workshop, A.R.T.), Ragtime on Ellis Island, and Violet on a moving bus (A.R.T.). In the television space, Sammi has served as Director of Curtain Up!, live on ABC, and served as Creative Consultant on the 2021 Tony Awards, live on Paramount+ and CBS. Sammi’s first documentary feature film premiered at Broadway’s Majestic Theatre and was released worldwide on AppleTV. Sammi has also served as an Artistic Fellow at the A.R.T., a member of Cirque du Soleil’s Creative Cognoscenti, and a Sundance Institute Fellow. Sammi holds a B. A. from Stanford University and an M.A. from Harvard University. @sammi.cannold


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