SAM KRIGER (Musical Director, The Fabulous Lipitones) is an award-winning Musical Director, Conductor, Arranger, Orchestrator, Composer, Producer, Accompanist, and Vocal Coach. Currently Musical Director/Conductor/Arranger for Michael Feinstein, Sam's client list is a "Who's Who" of Stage and Screen – including such legendary artists as Mickey Rooney (20 years), Shirley Jones (12 years), Anna Maria Alberghetti (25 years), John Raitt (15 years), Donald O' Connor (15 years). He has also collaborated with such wonderful talents as Adrienne Barbeau, Ann Blythe, Betty Buckley, Lynda Carter, Tyne Daly, Christine Ebersole, Florence Henderson, Jack Jones, Howard Keel, Liza Minnelli, Laura Osnes, Bernadette Peters, Bonnie Raitt, Kay Starr, and Tommy Tune.

Sam enjoys a long, successful relationship with Disney, recently vocal coaching Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, and Josh Gad on the mega-hit Frozen. Other Disney credits include: Brandy (Cinderella), Mel Gibson (Pocahontas), Mary Wickes (Hunchback), Danny DeVito (Hercules), Minnie Driver (Tarzan), Zach Braff, Joan Cusack (Chicken Little), Anika Noni Rose, Jenifer Lewis (The Princess and the Frog), Brad Garrett, Jeffrey Tambor (Tangled). He has also worked with DreamWorks on several hit films.

Theatre credits include: Swing (TUTS), ... Forum (Reprise), Can-Can (Pasadena Playhouse), Romancing the Throne (Goodspeed), She Loves Me (Reprise), A Chorus Line starring Bebe Neuwirth, Assassins starring Patrick Cassidy. Sam and his wife, Diane Vincent, are the co-authors of the award-winning Nuttin' But Hutton – A Musical Tribute to the Songs of Betty Hutton. Pops

Concert appearances as Conductor/Pianist include the Atlanta, Boston Pops, Detroit, Hartford, Louisville, Milwaukee, Minnesota, New Jersey, Princeton, Reno, San Diego, St. Louis, Syracuse and Wichita symphony orchestras.

Sam recently appeared and worked with Billy Crystal and Josh Gad on the new Fox Television series The Comedians.


July, 2015