Mr. Scalamoni is a freelance New York based director of theatre across the US and worldwide. He is the director of the critically acclaimed National Tours of Elf the Musical which launches its 12th and 13th company this year with two tours crossing the US in 2018! Currently in development is a new musical, A Thousand Faces, based on the life of film legend Lon Chaney, Unbelievable, based on baseball legend Jackie Mitchell and a stage adaptation of the MGM musical Summer Stock. In 2018 Mr. Scalamoni will direct the US national tour of the new musical Noel with book by best selling author of the Artemis Fowl book series, Eoin Colfer.
Most recently he directed Disney’s Beauty and the Beast for the Ogunquit Playhouse. Mr. Scalamoni served as the Associate Director of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast which he also supervised on Broadway and mounted multiple companies world wide, most recently in Shanghai. He also directed Les Miserables winning the SALT Award for Best Director of a Musical and Best Musical of the Year and Agatha Christie’s An Unexpected Guest, winning the Broadway World Award for Best Director of a Play both at Cortland Repertory Theatre. Other tours directed; Nickelodeon’s Storytime Live! which broke box office records at Radio City Music Hall and the National Tour of The Gazillion Bubble Show.
Mr. Scalamoni’s direction of original works include the two original incarnations of Alan Menken’s Broadway musical Leap of Faith in workshop, the original development workshop of Mulan Jr. for Disney Theatrical Productions, a workshop presentation of Sense and Sensibility at Playwrights Horizons, workshops of the musical At the Back of the North Wind at the National Arts Club and The Village Theatre, a workshop of The New Picasso at New World Stages, Treaty 321! at the Lucille Lortel, and Fidelity Futurestage at New World Stages for Richard Frankel Productions. He is a founding member and currently serves as the Artistic Director of Skyline Theatre Company, a professional non-profit theatre company in New Jersey.
Visit Sam's website: www.samscalamoni.com