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Michael James Scott

 
Bio:
Michael James Scott has played the Genie in Disney’s Aladdin internationally including Broadway, London, the North American Tour and Australia (where he originated the role and won the Helpmann Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical). He can be seen in the new Showtime TV series “Black ... (read complete bio)
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Bio:
Michael James Scott has played the Genie in Disney’s Aladdin internationally including Broadway, London, the North American Tour and Australia (where he originated the role and won the Helpmann Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical). He can be seen in the new Showtime TV series “Black ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
Ensemble [Replacement]
Minstrel
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Genie [Replacement]
Genie [Replacement]
Babkak (Standby)
Genie (Standby)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2011
Doctor
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2010
Ensemble
Macy's Manager (Understudy)
  [West End]
London Revival, 2010
Member of the Tribe
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2009
Performer (Swing)
Margaret Mead (Understudy)
Hud (Understudy)
  [Las Vegas]
Las Vegas Production, 2008
Barry Belson (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2007
Ensemble
  [St. Louis, MO (Regional)]
St. Louis MUNY Production, 2006
Mereb
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Performer (Swing) [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2001
Eddie [Replacement]

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
Ensemble [Replacement]

Minstrel

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Genie [Replacement]

Genie [Replacement]

Babkak (Standby)

Genie (Standby)

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2011
Doctor

Ensemble

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2010
Ensemble

Macy's Manager (Understudy)

  [West End]
London Revival, 2010
Member of the Tribe

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2009
Performer (Swing)

Margaret Mead (Understudy)

Hud (Understudy)

  [Las Vegas]
Las Vegas Production, 2008
Barry Belson (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2007
Ensemble

  [St. Louis, MO (Regional)]
St. Louis MUNY Production, 2006
Mereb

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Performer (Swing) [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Ensemble

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2001
Eddie [Replacement]

Michael James Scott Biography

Michael James Scott has played the Genie in Disney’s Aladdin internationally including Broadway, London, the North American Tour and Australia (where he originated the role and won the Helpmann Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical). He can be seen in the new Showtime TV series “Black Monday.”

He originated the role of The Minstrel on Broadway in Something Rotten as well as Dr. Gotswana (aka The Guy with the Maggot Problem) in the Tony-winning smash hit, The Book of Mormon. Other Broadway credits include Mamma Mia, Tarzan, All Shook Up, The Pirate Queen, Elf, and Hair. He was the standby for the legendary Ben Vereen in the international tour of Fosse, taking over the role in Paris at the renown Théâtre du Châtelet. On the West End, he was the associate choreographer for the Broadway revival transfer of Hair.

Off-Broadway, he co-starred in Here’s to the Public opposite Donna McKechnie and was also part of the concert cast of Jerry Springer The Opera at Carnegie Hall. Outside NYC, he was a part of original Las Vegas company of Jersey Boys and played the Donkey in Shrek The Musical at the famous St. Louis Muny. Regional credits include Aida, Ragtime, South Pacific, Cinderella and Little Shop of Horrors.

His numerous television and film appearances include “The Carrie Diaries” (The CW), Independent Woman (Feature Film), “The View” (ABC), “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” (NBC), “The Late Show with Conan O’Brien” (NBC), “Good Morning America” (ABC), “The Today Show” (NBC), “The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” (CBS), and “The TONY Awards” (CBS).

He was a member of the critically acclaimed singing group The Broadway Boys and Grammy-nominated and Tony-winning Broadway Inspirational Voices. He can be heard on many original Broadway cast albums, multiple studio recordings, and the Broadway Boy's debut album “Lullaby of Broadway.”





Michael James Scott News

Photos: Cast Members From ALADDIN, THE LION KING & FROZEN Perform at D23 Expo Legends Photo Photos: Cast Members From ALADDIN, THE LION KING & FROZEN Perform at D23 Expo Legends Ceremony
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 12, 2022

Michael James Scott, Jacob Dickey, Katie Terza, Jelani Remy, Pearl Kwezi, Caelan Creaser, and Tatyana Lubov from Disney's productions of Aladdin and The Lion King, and The North American Tour of Frozen, kicked off D23 Expo Legends Ceremony with a special performance on Friday, September 8, 2022. See photos here!

Photos: ALADDIN, THE LION KING & More Take the Stage at Broadway in Bryant Park Photo Photos: ALADDIN, THE LION KING & More Take the Stage at Broadway in Bryant Park
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Aug 4, 2022

Broadway in Bryant Park is back! iHeartMedia New York's 106.7 LITE FM kicked of its 2022 season of the beloved series today with FREE performances all August long.

BroadwayWorld Stage Door Launches In-Person Private Events Bookings In Partnership Wi Photo BroadwayWorld Stage Door Launches In-Person Private Events Bookings In Partnership With Broadway Booker
by BWW Staff - Jul 27, 2022

Bookings are now available for all types of private in-person events - including weddings, corporate events, bar/bat/b'nai mitzvahs, holiday parties, sweet 16s, dinner parties, gala events and more! 

Video: Disney On Broadway Celebrates 1 Million Guests Since Broadway Reopening Photo Video: Disney On Broadway Celebrates 1 Million Guests Since Broadway Reopening
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 19, 2022

Last week, Disney on Broadway's two New York productions, Aladdin and The Lion King, celebrated a special milestone: between the two shows, we've welcomed over 1 million guests since Broadway reopened last fall! Go inside the celebration in a new video!

Photos: Broadway Stars Align on the 2022 Tony Awards Red Carpet Photo Photos: Broadway Stars Align on the 2022 Tony Awards Red Carpet
by Bruce Glikas - Jun 12, 2022

We're taking you to the red carpet for a look at all of the stars (and what they're wearing) at them 2022 Tony Awards!

VIDEO: Watch ALADDIN's Michael James Scott Perform the National Anthem at the Special Photo VIDEO: Watch ALADDIN's Michael James Scott Perform the National Anthem at the Special Olympics Opening Ceremony
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 6, 2022

Watch Michael James Scott (Genie in Aladdin in Broadway) perform the U.S. National Anthem during yesterday's Opening Ceremony for The Special Olympics in Orlando Florida. 

The Best of Live Theatre High-School Style: International Thespian Festival 2022 Anno Photo The Best of Live Theatre High-School Style: International Thespian Festival 2022 Announced
by A.A. Cristi - May 26, 2022

The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) has announced three of Broadway's bright stars are joining us to encourage and entertain attendees at this year's International Thespian Festival (ITF). They'll also join in celebrating the best in high school theatre as multiple productions are performed on the Main Stage daily.

Photos: On the Red Carpet at The Actors Fund Gala Photo Photos: On the Red Carpet at The Actors Fund Gala
by Jennifer Broski - May 10, 2022

View photos from the gala and learn about their rebrand!

Disney on Broadway Stars Reflect on Their Big Debuts and Dreams Come True Photo Disney on Broadway Stars Reflect on Their Big Debuts and Dreams Come True
by Team BWW - Apr 2, 2022

Many of Broadway's biggest stars had dreams of making their debuts, just like Nate. BroadwayWorld has checked in with cast members from Disney's The Lion King, Aladdin and Frozen to hear about making their debut and how they made their Broadway dreams come true!

WATCH: ALADDIN on Broadway Surprises Audience Member With Vacation Giveaway Photo WATCH: ALADDIN on Broadway Surprises Audience Member With Vacation Giveaway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 24, 2022

Michael James Scott (Genie) surprised a lucky guest – the 888th ticketholder scanned at the theatre that afternoon – with a cruise aboard Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship, the Disney Wish. The giveaway was announced during curtain call in front of the sold-out audience.

Michael James Scott Videos

VIDEO: Watch ALADDIN's Michael James Scott Perform the National Anthem at the Special VideoVIDEO: Watch ALADDIN's Michael James Scott Perform the National Anthem at the Special Olympics Opening Ceremony
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 6, 2022

Watch Michael James Scott (Genie in Aladdin in Broadway) perform the U.S. National Anthem during yesterday's Opening Ceremony for The Special Olympics in Orlando Florida. 

WATCH: ALADDIN on Broadway Surprises Audience Member With Vacation Giveaway VideoWATCH: ALADDIN on Broadway Surprises Audience Member With Vacation Giveaway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 24, 2022

Michael James Scott (Genie) surprised a lucky guest – the 888th ticketholder scanned at the theatre that afternoon – with a cruise aboard Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship, the Disney Wish. The giveaway was announced during curtain call in front of the sold-out audience.

VIDEO: Watch PBS' Complete REOPENING: THE BROADWAY REVIVAL Documentary VideoVIDEO: Watch PBS' Complete REOPENING: THE BROADWAY REVIVAL Documentary
by Michael Major - Jan 19, 2022

Reopening features behind-the-scenes access to shows including 'Wicked,' 'Jagged Little Pill,' 'The Phantom of the Opera,' 'Diana,' 'Come From Away,' 'Waitress,' and more, following each production's journey as cast and crew reunite, rehearse and re-stage for their long-anticipated reopening nights.

BWW Exclusive: Watch WAITRESS, ALADDIN & TINA Prepare to Reopen in New PBS Documentar VideoBWW Exclusive: Watch WAITRESS, ALADDIN & TINA Prepare to Reopen in New PBS Documentary Clip
by Michael Major - Jan 17, 2022

Check out an exclusive clip of the Broadway casts of Aladdin, Waitress, and Tina: the Tina Turner Musical returning to rehearsals after the shutdown, including interviews with Michael James Scott, Sara Bareilles, and Adrienne Warren. The documentary will also feature interviews with Lea Salonga, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Kristin Chenoweth, and more.

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of ALADDIN Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA VideoVIDEO: Watch the Cast of ALADDIN Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by Michael Major - Nov 24, 2021

This morning, Good Morning America shared the first-ever televised broadcast of the magic carpet flight during 'A Whole New World' in Aladdin, featuring new cast members Michael Maliakel as Aladdin and Shoba Narayan as Jasmine. They were then joined by Michael James Scott as the Genie, who led the cast into Times Square to perform 'Friend Like Me'.

VIDEO: ALADDIN & LION KING Cast Members Perform for ABC's Queen Singalong VideoVIDEO: ALADDIN & LION KING Cast Members Perform for ABC's Queen Singalong
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 4, 2021

Performers Milo Alosi, Tia Altinay, Lissa DeGuzman, Bonita Hamilton, Mduduzi Madela, Brandon McCall, Michael James Scott and Adrienne Walker will appear on ABC's Queen Family Singalong, which will also feature performance by Darren Criss, Adam Lambert, Derek Hough, JoJo Siwa, Pentatonix, and more.

VIDEO: Go Inside ALADDIN's Magical Re-Opening Night! VideoVIDEO: Go Inside ALADDIN's Magical Re-Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 29, 2021

The New Amsterdam Theatre was shining, shimmering, splendid once again last night as Disney's smash hit musical comedy Aladdin returned to Broadway, following the unprecedented 18-month shutdown of the theater industry.

VIDEO: What's the Best Disney Song to Describe Quarantine? The Stars of THE LION KING VideoVIDEO: What's the Best Disney Song to Describe Quarantine? The Stars of THE LION KING and ALADDIN Answer!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 14, 2021

We asked the stars of Disney on Broadway's The Lion King and Aladdin which Disney song best describes their quarantine experience. Check out their responses!

VIDEO: Watch Bonnie Milligan, Christy Altomare, Jason Gotay & More in Highlights from VideoVIDEO: Watch Bonnie Milligan, Christy Altomare, Jason Gotay & More in Highlights from New City Music Theatre's SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 7, 2021

New City Music Theatre, formerly Cleveland Musical Theatre, held the first production under its new name and reinvigorated mission on Thursday, August 26 when it presented Jason Robert Brown’s seminal work Songs for a New World. Reimagined through a contemporary storytelling lens and performed by an expanded, star-studded cast including Liz Calloway, Jason Gotay, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Mary Kate Morrissey, and Ximone Rose, among others, at Radial Park at Halletts Point in Queens.

VIDEO: ALADDIN Cast Reunites for First Day Back in Rehearsals VideoVIDEO: ALADDIN Cast Reunites for First Day Back in Rehearsals
by Stage Tube - Sep 1, 2021

The Broadway cast of Aladdin began rehearsals this week for the company’s reopening later this month. As previously announced, Aladdin will resume performances on Tuesday, September 28 at the New Amsterdam Theatre.


Michael James Scott Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Michael James Scott been in?
Michael James Scott has appeared on Broadway in 9 shows.

How many West End shows has Michael James Scott been in?
Michael James Scott has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Michael James Scott's first West End show?
Michael James Scott's first West End show was Hair which opened in 2010