Sammi Cannold is a theater, film, and television director who is one of Forbes Magazine's 30 Under 30 in Hollywood & Entertainment, class of 2019 and has worked on and off Broadway as well as for CBS, ABC, Nickelodeon, Paramount+, Cirque du Soleil, and TikTok -- and at some of the world's most prestigious venues, including The Kennedy Center, Radio City Music Hall, and Lincoln Center. Recent theater credits include Evita (New York City Center), Carmen (Rose Hall, Lincoln Center -- NYT Critics Pick), Endlings (New York Theatre Workshop, A.R.T.), How to Dance in Ohio (Syracuse Stage), Ragtime on Ellis Island, Violet on a moving bus (A.R.T.), and Allegory (La Jolla Playhouse WOW). In the television space, Sammi has served as Director of Curtain Up!, live on ABC, and served as Creative Consultant on the 2021 Tony Awards, live on Paramount+ and CBS. Recently, Sammi’s first documentary feature film premiered at Broadway’s Majestic Theatre and was just released worldwide on AppleTV. Upcoming projects include Sunset Boulevard at the Kennedy Center, a new musical revival at the American Repertory Theater and Shakespeare Theatre Company, and several feature films. Associate director credits include the Broadway production of Natasha, Pierre... (dir. Rachel Chavkin). Sammi has also served as an Artistic Fellow at the A.R.T., a member of Cirque du Soleil's Creative Cognoscenti, and a Sundance Institute Fellow. Outside of her work in theater, film, and TV, Sammi currently serves as Chief of Staff for Human First Coalition, an organization dedicated to providing humanitarian aid in Afghanistan. Sammi holds a B. A. from Stanford University and an M.A. from Harvard University. www.sammicannold.com. @sammi.cannold