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Sandy Bainum



Biography

Sandy Bainum is fresh off her critically acclaimed performance as “Ellie” in Signature Theatre’s production of Showboat. Sandy has appeared on Broadway and in the First National Tour of 42nd Street, portraying the role of Annie. She has also appeared at the Kennedy Center in Celebration of Broadway, Regina, with Patti Lupone, and A Taste of Tennessee. Last spring, Ms. Bainum played the role of Marian in The Music Man, directed by Michael Baron for which she has been nominated for a 2010 Helen Hayes Award. She previously portrayed Lili/Kate in Kiss Me Kate, both with the Washington Savoyards at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. Last year, Sandy recorded and launched her first album Believe, an eclectic collection of songs from Broadway standards and favorites juxtaposed with some new pop styles orchestrated by the talented Lanny Meyers. Other favorite roles include Bonnie in Anything Goes, Marty in Grease, and Mary in George M. Ms. Bainum has also appeared in various television commercials and training videos. She is a classically trained coloratura soprano and has studied and performed classic operatic repertoire in many recital venues. She has performed in two benefit concerts, “Sandy Sings Gershwin” and “Blue Skies”, which also featured musical arrangements by Lanny Meyers. Sandy has been active in charity work and presently serves as Chair of the Advisory Board of Horizons, an organization which partners public and private schools, and offers summer academic enrichment to underserved inner city youth of D.C. She has also served on the Boards of the Baltimore Symphony as well as the Olney Theater.  Ms. Bainum is married and has two sons.
Sandy Bainum