Sandy Faison is a graduate of The Neighborhood Playhouse, where she studied with Sanford Meisner She holds a BA from Hamilton College and a Master’s degree from NYU’s Steinhardt School Of Education.
On Broadway, she created the role of Grace Farrell in ANNIE and was in the original companies of Is There Life After High School? by Craig Carnelia and Charlie and Algernon by Charles Strouse, as well as the award winning Broadway revival of You Can’t Take It With You opposite Jason Robards, Colleen Dewhurst and NP graduate Elizabeth Wilson. Her numerous regional theater credits include leading roles at Hartford Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse and The Folger Theater in Washington.
In film she worked with directors Sidney Lumet (Prince of The City), Michael Chapman (All The Right Moves starring Tom Cruise), and Alan Pakula (The Sterile Cuckoo, starring Liza Minelli). On television, she had starring roles in two soap operas: The Guiding Light and The Edge of Night. She had a recurring role on NBC’s The Days and Nights Of Molly Dodd, and was a regular on the first season of ABC’s Anything But Love, starring Jamie Leigh Curtis and Richard Lewis. Her many guest star appearances include roles on Quantum Leap, Scarecrow and Mrs King, The Wonder Years, Grace Under Fire, Coach, Pros and Cons (with James Earl Jones), Party Of Five, Eight in Enough among many others.
She has produced original works in Los Angeles, ( LA Times Critics Choice Award ), off-Broadway, and at the Goodspeed Opera House.
For the past 13 years, Sandy has been an acting teacher at LaGuardia High School Of Music and Art and Performing Arts (The Fame School). In 2010, Ms. Faison became the coordinator of the Theater Department at LaGuardia. In 2011, she became the head of both drama and technical theater and in 2014 was promoted to Assistant Principal of Theater. During her tenure at LaGuardia she has produced over 39 plays, musicals, talent shows, and industry showcases. Ms. Faison coaches actors privately in NYC and is honored to teach an annual workshop at London’s Royal Academy of Music. Sandy is the Artistic Director for ArtsBridge Summer Musical Theater 2.