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scott_lafeber [at] emerson.edu (E-Mail »)
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 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 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. In addition to performing in cabarets in New York, including at The Savoy, he has also stage managed in New York (including on Broadway, The Manhattan Theatre Club, and Circle-in-the Square Downtown) and for many LORT productions regionally.
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 2005 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 since 1986.
For the BFA Musical Theatre program, Scott teaches the Sophomore and Junior MT's in scene study, acting technique, and song interpretation, as well as Shakespeare and Sondheim to the Seniors. Additionally, he directs the annual showcases in Boston and New York and serves as professional orientation advisor and coach for his students and MT alumni.
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 currently on hiatus with Actors Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA.