Sandy Faison, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School

Sandy Faison is Assistant Principal of Drama and Technical Theater at the “FAME” school, LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and performing Arts in New York City, where she has taught acting, musical theater, and Career Management, and produced over forty major productions of plays and musicals in all three of LaGuardia’s theaters, including its continental eleven-hundred seat main stage.  Sandy,  in tandem with the efforts of her superb staff, have turned out scores of award-winning young artists and, indeed, winners in the prestigious Young Arts Competition year after year and Presidential Scholars. Sandy holds a BFA from Hamilton College, a Master of Educational Theater from NYU Steinhardt, and a principal’s certificate from City College of New York.  She became a teacher after a chocked full forty-year career in show business that included two-and-a-half years on Broadway in the original role of “Grace Farrell” in Mike Nichols’s spectacular production of “Annie,” and original Broadway runs of “Is There Life After High School,” “Charlie and Algernon,” and “You Can’t Take It With You” opposite Jason Robards and Colleen Dewhurst. Sandy was directed by Alan Pakula in the film “Sterile Cuckoo,” starring Liza Minnelli, Sydney Lumet in “Prince Of The City,” starring Treat Williams, and Michael Chapman in “All The Right Moves,” starring Tom Cruise.  Sandy recurred on two television series, “The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd” and “Anything But Love.”  She guest-starred on episodic television more times than she can remember and was a regular on the soap opera hit, “The Edge of Night.” Amidst it all, Sandy managed to produce two critically acclaimed original musicals at the renowned Goodspeed Opera house in East Haddam, Connecticut.  John Forster’s “Both Barrels,” and Craig Carnelia’s “Actor, Lawyer, Indian Chief” played to sold out runs in Goodspeed’s Norma Terrace Theater.  Sandy’s commitment to new material reflects the primary passion she has always had for discovering and developing new young artists.  Developing tomorrow’s talent today remains her motivation, intention, and heart’s desire.  Sandy is the Artistic Director for ArtsBridge 2.

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