Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

J. Scott Lapp

 
Birth Place:
San Diego, California
Bio:
has been working in the theatre business for over 30 years performing in over 100 shows in and around San Diego County. He is an award-winning Director and Choreographer with over 100 productions under his belt, having worked across the United States as well as Internationally. He is an alumnus of ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: San Diego, California

Bio:
has been working in the theatre business for over 30 years performing in over 100 shows in and around San Diego County. He is an award-winning Director and Choreographer with over 100 productions under his belt, having worked across the United States as well as Internationally. He is an alumnus of ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[US Tour, 2015]
Assistant Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Assistant Director
 
[Broadway, 2011]
Assistant Director

J. Scott Lapp Biography

has been working in the theatre business for over 30 years performing in over 100 shows in and around San Diego County. He is an award-winning Director and Choreographer with over 100 productions under his belt, having worked across the United States as well as Internationally. He is an alumnus of the Directors Lab West, a proud member of the SDC and a 2011 SDC Emerging Artist. He is also the Artistic Director of The California Center for the Arts, Escondido.

Recent projects include directing the critically acclaimed hit, Once at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido and serving as the Associate Director on the world premiere West End production of The Prince of Egypt at the Dominion Theatre. He also recently directed a reading of Bottle Shock! The Musical and the Japanese Tour of Murder For Two that played in Tokyo, Osaka, Sendai & Matsumoto. He recently directed the world premiere production of Witnesses that has garnered rave reviews from the San Diego Union Tribune, Broadwayworld, Times-Advocate of San Diego and more at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido.

Associate/Assistant Directing credits include Broadway: Bonnie & Clyde; International: The Prince of Egypt (West End, Fredericia Teater); National Tour: Murder for Two, Xanadu (La Jolla Playhouse, National Tour); Off-Broadway: Murder For Two (New World Stages, Second Stage); Regional: The Prince of Egypt (TheatreWorks Silicon Valley), Rain (Old Globe), Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Paper Mill Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse), Into the Woods (Old Globe), Secondhand Lions (5th Ave), Somewhere in Time (PCS), Good People (Old Globe), A Room With A View (Old Globe), Somewhere (Old Globe), Bonnie & Clyde (NY Workshop, La Jolla Playhouse, Asolo Repertory), Limelight: The Story of Charlie Chaplin (La Jolla Playhouse), and workshops of The Prince of Egypt, Upstaged, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Somewhere in Time, The John Birch Society Musical, Secondhand Lions, Leap of Faith, A Room With A View, Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion, The Weathermen and Restoration.

Selected directing credits include International: Murder for Two (Japan, Calgary), Regional: Witnesses (World Premiere), Once, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in Concert (CCAE Theatricals), Freaky Friday (Moonlight Amphitheater), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Farmers Alley), Minnie's Boys (Musical Theatre Guild), The Bridges of Madison County (Public Theatre San Antonio), Godspell, Disenchanted, First Date (Prima Theatre), Little Women, Peter and The Starcatcher, Chess, Carousel, Spring Awakening, Urinetown the Musical (Barn Stage Company), Sweeney Todd (North Carolina Summer Rep), Hairspray, First Date (San Diego Musical Theatre), Murder for Two: Christmas Edition (Bucks County), Murder for Two (Bristol Riverside Theater, NC Theatre, The Cape Playhouse, Saint Michael’s Playhouse, Red Barn Theatre, Farmers Alley), Zapata! The Musical (New York), Murder for Two (Denver, Pittsburgh), The Untitled John Mayer Project (World Premiere), The Temporary Man, Traditions of Christmas, Footloose, Sondheim Unplugged. He has worked for several major regional theaters including 5th Avenue, Arizona Theatre Company, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Bucks County Playhouse, Denver Center Theatre Company, The Cape Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, NC Theatre, Old Globe, Paper Mill Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse, Pittsburgh CLO, Portland Center Stage, Saint Michael’s Playhouse, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley and others. He is a recipient of Noel Craig, PAMTA, Inland Theatre League, Patté, National Youth Theatre, Billy & Director’s Choice awards.





J. Scott Lapp News

Feature: Looking Back at Some of Our Favorite San Diego Theatre Experiences in 2022 Photo Feature: Looking Back at Some of Our Favorite San Diego Theatre Experiences in 2022
by E.H. Reiter - Dec 28, 2022

Here is a list of some of my favorite theatre experiences in San Diego in 2022! This is by no means a complete list of everything that was excellent in this past year, but now we get to turn towards 2023 and all of the fantastic theatre that is sure to come our way.

 Photo
by BWW - Dec 27, 2022

CCAE Theatricals Announces Cast For SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Photo CCAE Theatricals Announces Cast For SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 21, 2022

This rarely done musical was last produced in San Diego by Ion Theatre in 2016. Artistic Director, J. Scott Lapp and Managing Producer, Jordan Beck announces the casting of Sunday in the Park with George running February 17 - March 5, 2023.

12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld San Diego Awards; Teatro San Diego Le Photo 12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld San Diego Awards; Teatro San Diego Leads Favorite Local Theatre!
by BWW - Dec 19, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 19th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld San Diego Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Latest Stats Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld San Diego Awards;  at Steele Canyon  Photo Latest Stats Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld San Diego Awards; at Steele Canyon High School Leads Best Ensemble Performance!
by BWW - Dec 12, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 12th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld San Diego Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld San Diego Awards; Moonlight Stag Photo Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld San Diego Awards; Moonlight Stage Productions Leads Favorite Local Theatre!
by BWW - Dec 5, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 5th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld San Diego Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Photos: First Look At CCAE Theatrical's AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' Photo Photos: First Look At CCAE Theatrical's AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'
by Stephi Wild - Sep 26, 2022

Get a FIRST LOOK at one of the most popular musical revues of all time, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical¬†Ain‚Äôt Misbehavin‚Äô The Fats Waller Musical Show,¬†running¬†September 23 ‚Äď October 8, 2022¬†at¬†The California Center for the Arts, Escondido!¬† Check out photos here!

CCAE Theatricals Announces 2022/23 Main Stage Season Featuring 3 Musicals, 2 Concert  Photo CCAE Theatricals Announces 2022/23 Main Stage Season Featuring 3 Musicals, 2 Concert Productions & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 20, 2022

CCAE Theatricals, the new in-house theatrical arm of the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, has announced its 2022/23 season, featuring 3 Main Stage musicals, 2 Concert Productions and a developmental reading.

Photos: Go Inside IN THE WORKS~IN THE WOODS at Forestburgh Playhouse Photo Photos: Go Inside IN THE WORKS~IN THE WOODS at Forestburgh Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 20, 2022

Franklin Trapp, Producing Artistic Director for the Forestburgh Playhouse and Broadway veteran Matt Lenz, Festival Artistic Director and Director of Creative Development are thrilled over the reception of this year’s In The Works~In The Woods Festival which took place September 8 through 11. See photos here!

Moonlight Youth Theatre Presents MARY POPPINS Next Month Photo Moonlight Youth Theatre Presents MARY POPPINS Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2022

When Moonlight Youth Theatre takes the stage of the Moonlight Amphitheatre this October, it will produce one of the region's largest musical theatre events this fall for young performers.

J. Scott Lapp Videos

BWW Exclusive Video Interview: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY playing at THE PUBLIC TH Videoplay
BWW Exclusive Video Interview: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY playing at THE PUBLIC THEATER OF SAN ANTONIO

by Kathy Strain - May 16, 2018

There have recently been some exciting changes taking place at The Public Theater of San Antonio (formerly known as The Playhouse). The changes are proving to be exciting for audiences in the area. The latest show at The Public Theater of San Antonio is THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY. Opening night was May 11, 2018.

VIDEO: First Look at Rehearsals for FIRST DATE at San Diego Musical Theatre
by Stage Tube - Mar 20, 2017

San Diego Musical Theatre (SDMT) presents the complete cast and creative team for the San Diego Regional Premiere of First Date. This musical comedy includes music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner, with a book by Austin Winsberg. First Date marks the opening of SDMT's 2017 Off Broadway Series and features direction by J. Scott Lapp, music direction by Jon Lorenz, and choreography by Allison Spratt Pearce. Performances run from March 31 - May 7, 2017 at the Horton Grand Theatre. 

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of SPRING AWAKENING at The Barn Stage Company
by Stage Tube - Sep 22, 2015

Presented by The Barn Stage Company, Cabaret at The Merc's Summer Series ends in September with the Tony Award-winning musical sensation, SPRING AWAKENING. The show runs Thursday-Sunday for two weekends at The Truax Building in Old Town Temecula. This production returns to Temecula after a sold-out run last summer at The Mercantile Building in Old Town. SPRING AWAKENING will be directed by J. Scott Lapp, with Associate Direction & Choreography by Evan D'Angeles and Musical Direction by Mike Kestler.  Check out a first look at highlights below!

STAGE TUBE: Preview SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED, Set for The Coterie 6/2
by Stage Tube - May 29, 2012

Sondheim Unplugged, an acoustic evening of Sondheim tunes (featuring one song from every one of his major projects) will play The Coterie at The Hollywood Renaissance Hotel on June 2nd at 8:30PM. Prior to the Hollywood engagement, the concert produced by Jordan Beck and directed by J. Scott Lapp (Broadway's Bonnie & Clyde), featuring all new arrangements by David Lamoureux played at Caffeinated Cabaret in Downtown Riverside on May 20th and Cabaret at The Merc in Old Town Temecula this last Sunday night, May 27th. Video from the Temecula performance is available below!