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GWUOHS Senior is Destined for Broadway!

Sam Faulkner is a George Washington University Online High School (GWUOHS) senior who caught the “acting bug” at a young age and was recently in NBC’s television broadcast of Hairspray Live!

He acted alongside a star-studded cast including Harvey Fierstein, Kristin Chenoweth, Jennifer Hudson and Ariana Grande.

“I was itching to get on stage at a very young age, but I started specifically pursuing musical theatre at age nine,” Sam said. “By the time I was 10, I had signed with my agent in New York and began to pursue professional opportunities.”

“If it weren’t for online school, I would have had to choose whether I wanted to sacrifice my passion for performing or my studies,” Sam said. “Online school gives me the flexibility I need to be able to wholeheartedly pursue my artistic aspirations while still being challenged academically.”

He has starred in over 25 regional productions in Charlotte, North Carolina. Some of these productions include his roles as “Billy” in Billy Elliot the musical, “Ralphie” in A Christmas Story the musical, and most recently as “IQ” in Hairspray Live!

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