Sam Stall joined the Indianapolis Monthly staff in 1983 as a college intern. Hard work, perseverance, and a Borgia-esque campaign of character assassination helped him rise to the position of editor—a job he left in 2000 to become a freelancer. Besides penning "The Hoosierist" column, he has also written two dozen books on topics ranging from dog and cat care to The Three Stooges to outer space zombies. He lives in Broad Ripple with his wife, Jami, and their son, James.
In a little over a decade, Lee has gone from being a public school teacher to a musician who tours with the likes of Adele and Norah Jones. On May 20, he’ll perform with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra at Hilbert Circle Theatre.
Having played Santa for 37 years, Hilderbrand figures he has performed for more than 30,000 kids at venues ranging from The Children’s Museum to the mall. We had questions, along with a few gift requests.