Tony Winners Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman Sign with CAA
Variety reports that Tony Award winning composers Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray, Catch Me If You Can, Smash) have signed with Creative Artists Agency (CAA), which will will effectuate theater, film and television projects for the duo.
Mark Sendroff of Sendroff and Baruch serves as the pair's attorney.
Marc Shaiman composed the music and, with Scott Wittman, co-wrote the lyrics for Hairspray. For their score, the pair won Tony and Grammy Awards. They teamed up again on Broadway for Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me and Catch Me If You Can (the latter for which Shaiman was a Tony Award nominee for co-orchestrating) and most recently they wrote the original musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for director Sam Mendes, which is currently performing in London's West End. Marc served as an executive producer, and songwriter for NBC's musical drama "Smash." For their work on "Smash," Marc and Scott were nominated for two Emmys and a Grammy Award for their original songs and received a Golden Globe Nomination for Best Musical/Comedy TV series. Marc is a five-time Academy Award nominee for his film scores and original songs for Sleepless in Seattle, The First Wives Club, Patch Adams, The American President and South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut. Marc received an Emmy Award for co-writing Billy Crystal's Academy Award medleys and he was nominated for an Emmy Award for writing on "Saturday Night Live" (the Sweeney Sisters). His arrangements for Harry Connick, Jr. and his production of the Hairspray soundtrack brought him two Grammy Award nominations each.
Scott Wittman co-wrote, with Marc Shaiman, the lyrics for the Olivier Award-winning musical Hairspray, for which the pair received Tony and Grammy Awards. He also served as an executive producer on the hit film starringJohn Travolta. Scott and Marc teamed up again for Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, which he also directed, and Catch Me If You Can, which received a Tony Award nomination for Best Musical. For their original songs on NBC's musical drama "Smash," Scott and Marc were nominated for two Emmy Awards, a Grammy Award, and a Golden Globe Award. On "Smash" they composed songs for Jennifer Hudson, Uma Thurman, Bernadette Peters, and Liza Minnelli. Their original score for the Marilyn Monroe musical Bombshell was released on Sony Records. Scott co-wrote the lyrics to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory directed by Sam Mendes. For Patti LuPone, Scott created and directed two Broadway shows, three recordings and four sold-out Carnegie Hall concerts. WithChristine Ebersole, he co-created a string of critically lauded evenings at The Carlyle and across the country. At La Mama, Scott conceived and directed Jukebox Jackie starring Justin Vivian Bond, Cole Escola, Steel Burkhardt and Bridget Everett. At Joe's Pub at The Public, Scott directed and co-wrote Rock Bottom, also starring Bridget Everett.