Scott Willis Biography

Birth Place:
Eldorado, Illinois
Gender:
Male

Who would have guessed twenty-seven years ago when Scott was backpacking through the Outback of Australia that he would now be making that very same trip to Ayers Rock in a bus named, PRISCILLA playing the role of “Bernadette”? Most recently, Scott was named the 2013 Broadwayworld.com Award Winner for Best Leading Actor in a Touring Musical in both Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Scott has performed in numerous Broadway and National Touring productions including the 30th Anniversary production of ANNIE as “Rooster Hannigan” directed by Martin Charnin and Choreographed by Liza Gennaro, David Merrick’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s STATE FAIR directed by Jamie Hammerstein and choreographed by Randy Skinner, the Tony Award winning CRAZY FOR YOU directed by Mike Okrent and choreographed by Susan Stroman, the 30th Anniversary production of THE FANTASTICKS starring Robert Goulet directed by Tom Jones, David Merrick’s 42ND STREET and more recently, The Snapple Theater’s 50th Anniversary production of THE FANTASTICKS as well as the original production of that same show, “The longest running musical in the world,” down at The Sullivan Street Theater in New York City. He can also be seen in the PBS Great Performance production of CRAZY FOR YOU, directed for television by Emmy winner Michael Diamond and Tony Winners Okrent and Stroman. In Los Angeles and San Francisco, he co-starred in the hit musical revue: STARDUST directed and choreographed by tap dancing legend/choreographer/teacher; Henry LeTang. Annually, he stars as “Santa Claus” with the Radio City Rockettes in their CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR across America directed by Linda Haberman, musically supervised by Mark Hummel and most recently musically directed by Michael Orland at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.

Other credits include productions at The Goodspeed Opera House, The Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, The St. Louis MUNY, Atlanta's Theater of the Stars, Kansas City Starlight, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Reagle Players, Cherry County Playhouse,The Westchester Broadway Theater and The York Theatre in New York City.