Sammy Lopez (he/him) is a Mexican-American artist dedicated to uplifting historically excluded voices & stories through the arts. He is proud to be the first resident director of New York City Children’s Theater, previously directing the virtual production of Same Same But Different and the 2021 Kaleidoscope Gala. He is currently producing the new musical Gun & Powder, which made its world premiere at the Signature Theatre in 2020. Most recently, he is a recipient of The Shubert Organization’s Artistic Circle, receiving bespoke support from The Shuberts to help further his career as a commercial producer. He was a co-producer of The Old Vic’s A Christmas Carol on Broadway and Be More Chill on and off-Broadway. Current projects in development include How To Dance In Ohio and Bradical. In addition, he serves on the board of the New 42 and the New Victory Theatre, Theatre for Young Audiences/USA, and CO/LAB Theater Group. He’s a co-founder of The Industry Standard Group (TISG), a multicultural commercial investment and producing organization strategically formed to promote work reflecting diversity and increase the presence of BIPOC investors and producers in the commercial producing arts and entertainment field. Sammy is a graduate of Syracuse University and continues to produce the BFA Acting & Musical Theatre Senior Showcase each year. Visit www.Sammy-Lopez.com for more.