Sam Baltimore received his AB in Music Theory and Composition from Brown University in 2005 and his PhD in Musicology from UCLA in 2013. His research focuses on the intersection of musical fandom and gendered identity among musical comedy fans, as well as on theories of comedy and of gender applied to twentieth and twenty first century US musicals. He has presented his work on musical theater and film at various conferences, including the national meetings of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education and the Popular Culture Association, the Harvard-Princeton Forum on Musical Theatre, the Susan Porter Memorial Symposium, Music and the Moving Image, and the Interdisciplinary Conference on the Diva.
In addition to his musicological research, Baltimore has conducted The Mikado and Iolanthe for Brown University Gilbert and Sullivan, and has performed in early music ensembles and in Gilbert & Sullivan operettas as both a vocalist and a cellist, as well as in various choruses and string quartets. He currently sings with the Thomas Circle Singers in Washington, DC.