Sammy Buck

Lyricist Librettist

Sammy Buck an Emmy® winner for his work with and the creator of Structure! The Musical or Everything You Need to Know About Musicals You Can Learn From Star Wars. He has written seven shows with composer Dan Acquisto, most notably Like You Like It (Playscripts, 2009 NYIT Award: Best Musical) and StinkyKids® The Musical (Vital, TRW, 2012 Off-Broadway Alliance Award: Best Family Show). With composer Brandon James Gwinn, he’s the co-lyricist /bookwriter of Small Town Story (NY Theatre Barn commission, Village Theatre’s Festival of New Musicals, NAMT Writers Residency Grant, Richard Rodgers Award Finalist). IN addition to writing the book for Leonard Bernstein's Cast Party (American Airlines Theatre/Roundabout), he’s also written a horror movie (Red Hook, Phase 4 Films), two dance musicals for NYMF and a circus. His songs have been heard in concerts at 54 Below, the Laurie Beechman Theatre, the Duplex, New World Stages, Barrington Stage, Merkin Hall and L.A.’s Rockwell Stage. And while Sammy is a banjo enthusiast, he is not the Sammy Buck of legend in the Pineylore story that formed the basis of The Charlie Daniels Band’s hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.”


Productions of Like You Like It and StinkyKids® The Musical on five continents.

Like You Like It Studio Cast RADcording available on Broadway Records.