Samuel Faustine, a San Francisco native, performs a wide-variety of genres ranging from baroque opera to modern musical theater.
Enjoyed for his versatility and his "very sweet voice somewhere between a Broadway tenor and an operatic lyric tenor" (San Francisco Classical Voice), Sam maintains a presence among both the Bay Area's Musical Theater scene as well as the Opera community, and has performed several roles with many companies. See resume HERE!
He often performs with San Francisco's beloved Lamplighter's Music Theatre, having recently performed the leading roles of Archibald Grosvenor, Robin Oakapple, and Candide, in the productions of Patience, Ruddygore, and Candide respectively. Full G&S credits in resume.
Sam is also an active member of the Bay Area’s sacred music and choral community, and frequently performs around the region, most notably with the San Francisco Symphony, Gaude, Volti SF, Cappella SF, and Grace Cathedral where he sings counter-tenor in addition to tenor.
Sam is energized by New Music, and has worked intimately with several composers and creators, in recordings and live performances. He has most recently worked with Ryan Brown, Samson Y Hiss, Seth Byrd, Eric Choate, and the many composers whose works are commissioned by Volti SF.
When not performing choral or theatre works, Sam can be found singing pop, barbershop, folk, jazz music, or writing/composing/arranging his own not-quite-there-yet-but-slightly-better-than-mediocre music. He found his passion for "nonclassical" music while growing up kicking it and jamming with the founding members of the Tumbleweed Wanderers, a local rock band. He is currently in a two-piece 50s and 60s cover-band called the Almond Bros (performing mostly at farmers markets).
Sam received his Master’s Degree in May 2015 from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He received a Bachelor's in Music at the University of Puget Sound in 2013.