Performing Arts Faculty
Associate Professor and Head of Musical Theatre (2005)
B.A. Colgate University
M.F.A. University of Texas, Austin
Scott has acted on Broadway (Corpse! and The Golden Age), off-Broadway (including Ensemble Studio Theatre and Circle-in-the-Square in New York), in London, regionally, on television (including two years on daytime's Search for Tomorrow), in feature and industrial films, and for narrative/character voice-overs (including an Emmy Award-winning segment for PBS).
He has directed across the country, including productions in New York, Florida and the North Carolina Theatre where he directed three-time Tony Award-nominee Terrence Mann in Sweeney Todd and Peter Pan. Scott has a long association with the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts as an actor, cabaret performer and stage manager. He has also stage managed in New York (including Broadway and the Manhattan Theatre Club) and for many productions regionally.
Scott has also performed in cabarets in New York including at The Savoy. From 1996-2006 Scott served as artistic director of The New Harmony Theatre, a LORT summer theatre in Indiana where he directed 29 productions. He also developed and directed the 2006 production of Thom Thomas' A Moon To Dance By which marked New Harmony's first world premiere; the play was subsequently optioned by Broadway producer Edgar Lansbury and received a Pulitzer Prize nomination for Best Play in 2009.
A native New Yorker, Scott received acting training at The Circle-in-the-Square Theatre School (where he has also taught) and Weist-Barron in New York with additional training in London. In addition to freelance directing, Scott has taught at universities and conservatories for over 20 years.
For the BFA Musical Theatre, Scott teaches scene study, acting technique and song interpretation and serves as advisor and coach for professional orientation. Scott is a member of Stage Directors and Choreographers and a member of The Southeastern Theatre Conference where he serves on the Auditions Committee. He is on hiatus with Actors Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA.
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A Round of Applause...
Recent news highlights from the Department of Performing Arts.
Emily Skeggs '12 nominated for Tony Award
Emily Skeggs was with fellow Emerson alums when she learned that she had been nominated for a Tony Award (Best Featured Actress in a Musical) for her role in Fun Home.
No rehearsal needed: Students win theatre competition
They didn’t go to USITT to compete (in fact, they signed up after the race had begun), but a group of Performing Arts production majors took first place at the 2015 Tech Olympics!
McGorry '08 talks about his two hit TV shows
The Performing Arts alum appears on Orange is the New Black and How to Get Away With Murder.
Grammy nomination for Sanlikol
Mehmet Ali Sanlikol, a well-respected pianist and faculty member in Performing Arts, has been nominated for a Grammy Award for his composition “Vecd."