Samantha Sostarich grew up in South Milwaukee, WI. Her Persian cat, Harry, is her constant companion in her travels for theatre.
Samantha began dance lessons in First Grade and continued classes through college. Dance styles she has studied include: ballet/pointe, tap, jazz, modern, lyrical, and ballroom. In November 2001 she was crowned Miss Dance Masters of Wisconsin and served as the organization’s representative for a year.
Samantha thrived in her high school arts departments, becoming President of her Thespian Troupe, President of Art Honors, and joining Vocal Jazz, Madrigals, String Ensemble, and repeatedly scoring the highest rating in State Solo and Ensemble competitions. Samantha’s participation in early theatrical productions include Hotlips in M*A*S*H, Mrs. Pearce in MY FAIR LADY, Irene Molloy in THE MATCHMAKER, Sister Sophia in SOUND of MUSIC, Geisha Interpreter in TEAHOUSE OF THE AUGUST MOON, Ensign Rita in SOUTH PACIFIC, Lisa in SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS, and LIFE WITH FATHER. She was pleased to end her high school career with the featured solo during a senior concert held in the Pabst Theatre, Milwaukee, WI.
Samantha received a Bachelor of Arts, with Distinction, as an Acting Specialist, from The University of Wisconsin Madison. College performances include Soupy Sue in URINETOWN, L’ENFANT ET LES SORTILEGES, Ida in DIE FLEDERMAUS, and Betty in THREE PENNY OPERA. As well as open stage credits in THE LIVING NEWSPAPER PROJECT, Master in GOD – A PLAY, and Germaine in PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE.
She has studied with the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre’s Summer Conservatory for Young Actors and thereafter worked as an intern for the program, and eventually as a choreographer and assistant. Her work as an educator has continued with teaching classes at The Sunset Playhouse in Elm Grove, WI.
Samantha began her professional career during college. Samantha made musical theatre, comedy, and voice acting her happy home. She helped with voices in various dialects in the development phase of video games with Raven Software in Middleton, Wisconsin. She currently works as a Show Captain with Kohl’s Wild Theater, a program from the Zoological Society of Milwaukee.
For additional credits, please visit Samantha’s resume page.