Sammy Buck is a legend in the Pineylore story that formed the basis of The Charlie Daniels Band's hit The Devil Went Down to Georgia.
Wait, that's another Sammy Buck.
This Sammy Buck is the writer guy you may recognize from pictures on this website.
He and composer Dan Acquisto, collectively "Bucquisto,” have penned seven musicals, most notably Like You Like It, a teen-based adaptation of As You Like It set at the mall in the 1980s. It won the 2009 Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Musical Production (The Gallery Players) and was a hit both at the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) and the Cardiff International Musical Theatre Festival, winning both the National Music Theater Network's New Voices Prize and the Global Search for New Musicals. Bucquisto also wrote and were featured in The Seven-Year B*tch *an anniversary concert of two never-was has-beens, which was named as an Outstanding New Musical in Talkin’ Broadway’s 2007 Summer Theatre Festival Citations. They wrote the score for ...And Then I Wrote A Song About It.
For Vital Theatre, Bucquisto penned three musicals for family audiences: The Frog & The Witch, Matthew Takes Mannahatta (bookwriter, Aurin Squire) and the currently running StinkyKids The Musical. For NYMF, Sammy was commissioned to write the book for Common Grounds, a unique dance-musical collaboration among five top choreographers, for NYMF '06. The production earned runner-up for the Festival's Most Promising New Musical prize. Together, he and Dan wrote the NYMF dance piece, Andy Warhol Was Right. Other theatre works include the play Barry the Hatchet (All Out Arts Festival, Jerome Foundation Grant) and the short musical 51 in Raw Impressions (Paul Scott Goodman, composer/lyricist).
With composer and co-lyricist Brandon James Gwinn, Sammy is the bookwriter and co-lyricist of Speargrove Presents for New York Theatre Barn.
He is the screenwriter of the feature Red Hook (currently on Netflix, Showtime and available on DVD & BluRay) and co-writer of the sci-fi anthology film Fade to White (both directed by Elizabeth Lucas).
An Emmy Award-winning member of the TV Land Awards Digital writing team, he blogs for tvland.com's Prime and has written the trivia games for Star Trek and M*A*S*H, among many others.
An alumnus of the USC Filmic writing program and the Warner Bros. Comedy Writing Workshop, Sammy is a member of BMI and The Dramatists Guild, Inc.