Sam Singhaus and his sister-in-law Marcy Singhaus were beloved and influential members of the Orlando Community, both passed in 2020. Sam grew up in Orlando, attending Boone High School where he participated in theatre and dance and would later be the recipient of a ballet scholarship and set his sights on New York. Throughout his career, Sam performed on Broadway stages, (La Cage aux Folles and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers) local theatres, clubs, and countless charity events as his renowned drag persona Miss Sammy. Behind the scenes, Marcy’s self-taught talents elevated and refined every theatre production that she had a hand in. For over 25 years, her costume designs made performers look fabulous and she mentored many young artists along the way. Sam and Marcy always encouraged the creativity in others and made a lasting impact on their community; this scholarship is intended to carry that spirit into the future of theatre.
The Singhaus Scholarship for the Performing Arts provides financial assistance to elevate young talent in their pursuit of a career in theatre: performance, technical, creative, costume design. This scholarship is designed to support members of the Central Florida LGBTQ+ community and their allies and considers candidates whose path includes formal education as well as those who are not receiving a formal education and have a specific financial need related to their craft such as aid in purchasing a new sewing machine, vocal coaching, dance training, etc. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.