The San Francisco Examiner’s Phil Elwood wrote
“SAM is one of the most distinctive and bright performers I’ve reviewed in a quarter century.”
The Hollywood Reporter called her “A Golden Voice.”
The Toronto Star called her “Brilliant”
The New York Post called her “Magnetic”
The Philadelphia Inquirer called her “One of the best entertainers you’ll ever see!”
From New York to L.A. to San Francisco, “SAM” has been established as one of the few true cabaret stars in the country. Her many awards include Cabaret Gold, Drama-Logue, Cable Car, Dean Goodman Choice honors, citations from the City of San Francisco, and the Key to the City of Houston as ‘Goodwill Ambassador’.
In the world of children’s music, she created the innovative Samantha Samuels’ KABARET FOR KIDS production to introduce young minds to the art of creative expression through the art of intimate theatre. Endorsed by educators, parents, youth groups – and most importantly KIDS, she continues to perform her live shows regularly.
Described as Musical Variety Show Tunes, the songs are designed for Kids to Sing along, Dance along, sometimes just listen, and all the time Learn something new - even about themselves. The recording features performances by 15 year-old Singer/Actress SOPHIE ODA, who is known to many young TV fans as 'Barbara Brownstein' on The Disney Channel's "THE SUITE LIFE OF ZACK & CODY".
In countless concerts and benefits throughout the country, SAM performed regularly with JOAN RIVERS, and went on to share stages with HOWIE MANDEL, THE SMOTHERS BROTHERS, ALAN KING, PATTY DUKE, BEN VEREEN, HARVEY FIERSTEIN, BONNIE RAITT, and ROBIN WILLIAMS, among others.
Her recordings and performances feature the songs of her longtime collaborative songwriting team, Eric Vetro and Steven Shore – Hollywood Jubilee Album Award winners. Her other recordings include SAMANTHA SAMUELS...ALL DRESSED UP and Simply SAM, also on the Esses Records label.