Meet & Greet with Samuel E. Wright
Saturday, April 21, 2018 | 3:00 p.m.
(behind the Wood Auditorium)
Lawn chairs encouraged!
Got a question for Samuel E. Wright? Ask it HERE!
Best known as the voice of Disney's The Little Mermaid's Sebastian the crab, Sam Wright is a Camden native and graduate of Jackson High School in Camden. He was the first African-American to appear in a Camden Community Theatre production 51 years to the date of his special appearance in Camden. Julia Halford, best known as part of the musical trio, We Three, cast the then senior high school student in the spring musical, Annie Get Your Gun. She knew in an instant that this young man had something special. And indeed he did, Wright received the Academy Award for his vocal performance in the 1989 Disney animated classic, The Little Mermaid.
Wright was nominated for a Tony Award in 1984 for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his performance in The Tap Dance Kid and again in 1998 for Best Featured Actor in a Musical as the original lead actor for Mufasa in The Lion King, the Broadway version of Disney's animated classic of the same name. Wright played Enos' partner Turk in the TV series Enos and originated the part of "Sam" in Over Here! on Broadway.
Now 71, Wright lives and works in New York with his wife of 33 years, Amanda. They are the founders of the Hudson Valley Conservative, an arts school in Walden, NY.
Samuel E. Wright will take part in a special Meet & Greet event at the FAC this April. The event will be free and open to the public.
More details coming soon!
The event will include special presentations to Mr. Wright from Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford, County Council Chairman Julian Burns, Representative Laurie Funderburk, and Rev. McCutcheon from Camden First UMC, along with some entertainment from some of the children from the FAC's recent production of Disney's "The Little Mermaid, Jr." and perhaps a few other surprises.
The event is free and open to the public.
This event is sponsored by
Tony Scully, John Foster, First Citizens Bank, Mr. & Mrs. Carl Robinson, Jackson High School Class of 1967, Mrs. Laura Boykin Prioleau, Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford, Rev. & Mrs. Larry McCutcheon, Camden First United Methodist Church, Browns Funeral Home, Mr. & Mrs. Philip Hall, Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Smoak, Collins Funeral Home, Glenn Thompson Logging & Mr. & Mrs. Ellison Lawson, Jr.