Sand Springs native, Broadway actor Sam Harris to publish book
BY JAMES D. WATTS JR. World Scene Writer
Thursday, November 22, 2012
11/22/12 at 4:14 AM
Sand Springs native Sam Harris, the Tony Award-nominated singer and actor whose career has taken him from the original "Star Search" to the Broadway stage, will have a collection of his original essays and stories published by Simon & Schuster.
Publishers Weekly announced that Gallery Books, a Simon & Schuster imprint, will bring out "Ham: Slices of Life" in January 2014. The publication states that Harris' book will touch on "everything from his childhood (growing up gay in a small Oklahoma town) to his celebrity life (helping Liza Minnelli plan her most recent wedding)."
Although Harris is best-known as a performer - his Broadway credits include "The Producers," "Grease" and "The Life," for which he was nominated for the Tony Award, and he starred in the touring production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" - h e also has done a great deal of writing throughout his career, including writing 13 episodes of the cable TV comedy "Down to Earth."
Original Print Headline: Oklahoma's Sam Harris to publish new book