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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.”

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Michael James Scott STAGE CREDITS

Original Broadway Production, 2015
Ensemble [Replacement]


Original Broadway Production, 2014
Genie [Replacement]

Genie [Replacement]

Babkak (Standby)

Genie (Standby)

Original Broadway Production, 2011


Original Broadway Production, 2010

Macy's Manager (Understudy)

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

Broadway Revival, 2009
Performer (Swing)

Margaret Mead (Understudy)

Hud (Understudy)

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

Original Broadway Production, 2007

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

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

Original Broadway Production, 2005

Original Broadway Production, 2001
Eddie [Replacement]

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Next On Stage Top 15 Live Shows Will Air Friday, December 1st

BroadwayWorld's Next On Stage, Broadway's biggest national competition for high school and college students, will air its first live shows on December 1st.

Today is the Final Day to Vote For BroadwayWorld's Next On Stage Season 4

November 27 is the final day to vote for BroadwayWorld's Next On Stage, Broadway's biggest national competition for high school and college students. Find out more about the competition and how to vote here!

Caissie Levy, Patti Murin, Mandy Gonzalez, Michael James Scott, and More Set for EPCOT's DISNEY ON BROADWAY Concert Series

DISNEY ON BROADWAY stars Caissie Levy, Patti Murin, Gavin Lee, Heidi Blickenstaff, Ashley Brown, L. Steven Taylor, Josh Strickland, Kissy Simmons, Mandy Gonzalez, Michael James Scott, Bradley Gibson, and Shoba Narayan will grace the America Gardens Theatre with performances of the songs that made them famous, along with other sensational tunes. Check out the festival schedule here!

BWW Q&A: Mark Shunock of Mondays Dark 10-Year Anniversary at Company: The Space LV; Production: Mondays Dark; Venue for Event: Palms Casino Resort

Celebrating 10 amazing years of giving back and over $1.8 million raised for the Vegas community, Mondays Dark is throwing a year-end, anniversary spectacular. The popular grassroots charitable movement raises much-needed funding for Las Vegas’ local nonprofit organizations.

Voting Now Open For BroadwayWorld's Next On Stage Season 4

Voting is now open for BroadwayWorld's Next On Stage, Broadway's biggest national competition for high school and college students. Next on Stage is back bigger and better for its fourth season! This season's top contenders might find themselves closer to Broadway than ever... literally!

BroadwayWorld Announces Next On Stage Season 4 - Submissions Now Open!

In celebration of BroadwayWorld's 20th anniversary, Broadway's biggest national competition for High School and College students is back bigger and better for our fourth season.

Photos: See Bryan Cranston, Jimmy Fallon, Debra Messing, Anna Wintour & More at GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL! Opening Night

Get a glimpse of the celebrities who attended the opening night of GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL! including Jimmy Fallon, Debra Messing, Bryan Cranston, and more.

Photos: 2023 BC/EFA Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Raises Record-Breaking $1,237,179

Broadway’s Happy Place, filled with theatrical treasures, encounters with stars and exclusive auction experiences, welcomed legions of theater lovers from near and far as the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction returned Sunday, October 1, 2023. See photos from the event below!

Review: DISNEY BROADWAY HITS FEAT. ALAN MENKEN at Tokyo International Forum

'Disney Broadway Hits,' now in its third edition since 2019, has returned once again. This time, Alan Menken, the Disney Legend who has composed numerous Disney song classics, flew to Japan. Five Broadway headliners also gathered. Additionally, Kyomoto Taiga (SixTONES) from Japan joined the concert, along with an orchestra, to illuminate Tokyo's night with Disney's iconic melodies.

Video: Go Inside Michael James Scott's Broadway Crib

When Michael James Scott isn't making magic onstage in Broadway's Aladdin, you'll find him backstage at the New Amsterdam Theatre in his fully decked out dressing room. Check out a full tour of his Broadway crib in the video here!

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld, August 16th, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is August 16, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours: 

Video: How ALADDIN Has Made Michael James Scott's Broadway Wishes Come True

As Disney's Aladdin continues its 9th year on Broadway, the show has truly had a friend in Michael James Scott along the way. In this video, watch as he chats more with Richard Ridge about the joys of playing one of Broadway's most beloved characters. 

ALADDIN on Broadway- A Complete Guide

Looking for all the latest info on one of Broadway's hottest shows? BroadwayWorld has the full scoop on everything that you need to know about Aladdin on Broadway. Check out all the details below!

Award-Winning Composer Sherri Chung And Other Songwriters, Composers And Theater Talent Featured On San Diego Comic-Con Panels

Get ready for a star-studded lineup at San Diego Comic-Con! Join Tony-nominated musical theater writer Joe Iconis and other industry professionals as they take the stage to discuss the art of storytelling across mediums. Don't miss this behind-the-scenes look at the creative process behind your favorite films and TV shows.

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Video: Watch Highlights from Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth in Times Square

In this video, watch highlights from The Broadway League’s Black to Broadway Initiative’s Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth concert, hosted by Michael James Scott and including performances by 2023 Tony Award nominees Lorna Courtney, Crystal Lucas-Perry, and NaTasha Yvette Williams and more!

Lorna Courtney, Crystal Lucas-Perry, NaTasha Yvette Williams & More Set for BROADWAY CELEBRATES JUNETEENTH

The Broadway League’s Black to Broadway Initiative has revealed the performers for this year’s Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth concert taking place on Sunday, June 18th from 11:00am – 12:30pm (rain or shine).

Michael James Scott to Host Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth Concert Featuring THE WIZ Sneak Peek & More

The Broadway League’s Black to Broadway Initiative has named Michael James Scott as host of this year’s Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth concert on Sunday, June 18th from 11:00am – 12:30pm (rain or shine).

Theatre Under The Stars Reveals Winners Of The 2023 Tommy Tune Awards

The 2023 Tommy Tune Awards from Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) had a triumphant return to the stage last night as a deafening crowd cheered with delight at each award that was given.

Photos: Inside the Entertainment Fund Gala, Honoring Tyler Perry, Alana Mayo, and More

Last night, May 1, The Entertainment Community Fund celebrated distinguished philanthropist Glorya Kaufman; Head of Orion Pictures, film executive and producer Alana Mayo; Tony and Olivier Award-winning producer, activist and President of Tom Kirdahy Productions Tom Kirdahy; and actor, director, screenwriter, producer, playwright, author, philanthropist and Founder of Tyler Perry Studios Tyler Perry.


Michael James Scott has appeared on Broadway in 9 shows.

Michael James Scott has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

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

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