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, Utah, 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 stage managed in New York (including Broadway, Manhattan Theatre Club, West Side Arts, Circle-in-the-Square Downtown) and regionally including The Huntington, Santa Fe Festival, Kenyon Festival and Whole theatres. Scott has also performed in cabarets in New York including Mel Marvin’s Summer Friends and at The Savoy.
From 1996-2006 Scott served as artistic director of The New Harmony Theatre, a summer theatre in Indiana where he directed 29 productions. Notable productions were Death Of A Salesman with Tony Award nominees Jacqueline Brookes and Gil Rogers, Twelfth Night with Obie Award-winner Matthew Maher, and The Cherry Orchard with Tony Award nominee Louis Zorich. Scott led the theatre in more than doubling subscriptions and budget, upgrading the producing contract with Actor’s Equity Association from SPT to LORT and initiated membership with the Theatre Communications Group. He also developed and directed Thom Thomas’ A Moon To Dance By in 2006 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. He received a B.A. in English and Art History from Colgate University and holds a Masters from The University of Texas, Austin where he studied with instructors such as Tony Award-winning designer Desmond Heeley and world renowned theatre historian Oscar Brockett.
Scott has taught at universities and conservatories since 1986. In addition to freelance directing, he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Performing Arts at Emerson College in Boston where he currently heads the BFA Musical Theatre program. For the program, 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.