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Scott Sanders

 
Bio:
Emmy and Tony Award-winning theatre, film and television producer. Broadway: The Color Purple, with partner Oprah Winfrey; The Pee-wee Herman Show (Broadway & Los Angeles). Additional Broadway: Elaine Stritch: At Liberty, among others. The film division is producing several movies for Walt Disney ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Emmy and Tony Award-winning theatre, film and television producer. Broadway: The Color Purple, with partner Oprah Winfrey; The Pee-wee Herman Show (Broadway & Los Angeles). Additional Broadway: Elaine Stritch: At Liberty, among others. The film division is producing several movies for Walt Disney ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2015]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2012]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2005]
Producer

Photos

Carol Fineman and Scott Sanders Photo

Carol Fineman and Scott Sanders

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Date:
04/24/2019
Danielle Brooks, Cynthia Erivo and Scott Sanders Photo

Danielle Brooks, Cynthia Erivo and Scott Sanders

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Date:
05/11/2016

 

Stage

Productions

[Broadway, 2015]
Producer

[Broadway, 2012]
Producer

[Broadway, 2005]
Producer

Scott Sanders Biography

Emmy and Tony Award-winning theatre, film and television producer. Broadway: The Color Purple, with partner Oprah Winfrey; The Pee-wee Herman Show (Broadway & Los Angeles). Additional Broadway: Elaine Stritch: At Liberty, among others. The film division is producing several movies for Walt Disney Studios, including "The Odd Life of Timothy Green," a modern fable, written and directed by Peter Hedges, starring Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton, with a release date of August 15, 2012. The company has other musicals in development, including Houdini, with a book by Aaron Sorkin, a score by Stephen Schwartz, directed by Jack O'Brien and starring Hugh Jackman.

Scott Sanders Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Musical
Scott Sanders, The Color Purple

Scott Sanders News

THE COLOR PURPLE Makes A Joyful Noise At The Roxy Regional Theatre, August 5 - August Photo THE COLOR PURPLE Makes A Joyful Noise At The Roxy Regional Theatre, August 5 - August 20
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 18, 2022

The inspiring musical adaptation of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel THE COLOR PURPLE will make a joyful noise at the Roxy Regional Theatre, beginning Friday, August 5, at 8:00pm.

A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, TAKE ME OUT & More Win 2022 Drama League Awards Photo A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, TAKE ME OUT & More Win 2022 Drama League Awards
by Team BWW - May 20, 2022

Find out this year's nominees and winners for Drama League Awards. The 2022 Awards will recognize eligible Broadway and Off-Broadway (non-virtual only) productions that began preview performances between March 16, 2021, and April 23, 2022.

2022 Drama League Awards Nominations Announced- Full List! Photo 2022 Drama League Awards Nominations Announced- Full List!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 25, 2022

The Drama League today announced the 2022 Drama League Awards Nominees and we've got all the nominations for for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Direction of a Play, Outstanding Direction of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award.

Carlinhos Brown and Siedah Garrett Join BLACK ORPHEUS Creative Team Photo Carlinhos Brown and Siedah Garrett Join BLACK ORPHEUS Creative Team
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2022

Producers Stephen Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey announced that Academy Award Nominated and Latin Grammy Winner Carlinhos Brown and Academy Award Nominated and Grammy Award Winner Siedah Garrett have joined the all-star creative team of the new musical stage adaptation of Black Orpheus as composer and lyricist, respectively.

BWW Interview: THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL Songwriters Tom Mizer & Curtis Moore Talk Se Photo BWW Interview: THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL Songwriters Tom Mizer & Curtis Moore Talk Season 4!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 4, 2022

Season 4 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon Prime Video is out now! BroadwayWorld spoke with The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel's original songwriters/lyricists Tom Mizer and Curtis Moore about creating the music for one of the most popular TV shows out there today!

BLOOD COUNTESS Announced At The Strand Theater! Photo BLOOD COUNTESS Announced At The Strand Theater!
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 1, 2021

The Strand Theater Company will return to live in-person programming with the opening production of Season 14, the regional premiere of Blood Countess by Kelleen Conway Blanchard. Directed by the Strand Associate Artistic Director, Erin Riley.

Signature Theatre Sets 2021/22 Season Featuring Pre-Broadway KPOP, THE BROADWAY MUSIC Photo Signature Theatre Sets 2021/22 Season Featuring Pre-Broadway KPOP, THE BROADWAY MUSICAL & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2021

The 2021/2022 Signature Theatre season kicks off early November 2021 with a reimagined new production of Jonathan Larson’s musical RENT and continues with the DC premiere of Daphne’s Dive by Quiara Alegría Hudes; a new production of She Loves Me by Joe Masteroff, Jerry Bock, and Sheldon Harnick and more.

Student Blog: In the Heights and Cats: Why the Team Behind Movie Musicals is so Impor Photo Student Blog: In the Heights and Cats: Why the Team Behind Movie Musicals is so Important
by Student Blogger: Paige Rosko - Jun 15, 2021

Seeing both of these movies and comparing their teams has shown that Hollywood needs to let Broadway people work on movie musicals. There is an understanding that Broadway people have of musicals that Hollywood people don't. 

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda & Jon Chu Discuss IN THE HEIGHTS on CBS THIS MORNING! Photo VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda & Jon Chu Discuss IN THE HEIGHTS on CBS THIS MORNING!
by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2021

They also discussed the return of Broadway and why the industry needs to be more diverse.

VIDEO: Leslie Grace Reveals Hardest 'In The Heights' Dance Scene on THE KELLY CLARKSO Photo VIDEO: Leslie Grace Reveals Hardest 'In The Heights' Dance Scene on THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW!
by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2021

Leslie Grace plays Nina Rosario in Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'In The Heights,' which will be released in theaters and on HBO Max this Friday, June 11th. 

Scott Sanders Videos

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda & Jon Chu Discuss IN THE HEIGHTS on CBS THIS MORNING! VideoVIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda & Jon Chu Discuss IN THE HEIGHTS on CBS THIS MORNING!
by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2021

They also discussed the return of Broadway and why the industry needs to be more diverse.

VIDEO: Leslie Grace Reveals Hardest 'In The Heights' Dance Scene on THE KELLY CLARKSO VideoVIDEO: Leslie Grace Reveals Hardest 'In The Heights' Dance Scene on THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW!
by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2021

Leslie Grace plays Nina Rosario in Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'In The Heights,' which will be released in theaters and on HBO Max this Friday, June 11th. 

VIDEO: Anthony Ramos Talks IN THE HEIGHTS, Not Getting Advice From Lin-Manuel Miranda VideoVIDEO: Anthony Ramos Talks IN THE HEIGHTS, Not Getting Advice From Lin-Manuel Miranda, and More!
by Stage Tube - Jun 8, 2021

In the interview, Ramos talked about getting his career start in Radio City Music Hall, and teased his album Love and Lies. He also talked about stepping into Lin-Manuel Miranda’s role for the movie adaptation of In the Heights, and how Miranda didn't offer him much advice.

VIDEO: Scott Sanders Explains How He Brought IN THE HEIGHTS from Stage to Screen VideoVIDEO: Scott Sanders Explains How He Brought IN THE HEIGHTS from Stage to Screen
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 5, 2021

It won't be long now! In the Heights hits the big screen in a matter of days, when the world will get to celebrate the joy of Lin-Manuel's first big musical. But Broadway fans remember that long before the film, In the Heights took the New York theatre scene by storm. Who brought the Tony-winning show from stage to screen? One of them was producer Scott Sanders.

VIDEO: Watch a Closer Look at IN THE HEIGHTS From THE OSCARS! VideoVIDEO: Watch a Closer Look at IN THE HEIGHTS From THE OSCARS!
by Stage Tube - Apr 25, 2021

The film adaptation of 'In The Heights' premieres on June 10th!

VIDEO: Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Ask Leslie Grace To Join IN THE HEIGHTS Film VideoVIDEO: Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Ask Leslie Grace To Join IN THE HEIGHTS Film
by Stage Tube - Feb 16, 2021

In an emotional video, she shares how she reacted when she got the call confirming she would be in the movie. 

VIDEO: Stephanie Beatriz Talks About Auditioning for IN THE HEIGHTS VideoVIDEO: Stephanie Beatriz Talks About Auditioning for IN THE HEIGHTS
by Stage Tube - Feb 18, 2020

Stephanie Beatriz credits her 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' co-star Melissa Fumero for encouraging her to give it her all and try out for the upcoming movie musical 'In The Heights,' which she ended up scoring a role in. Stephanie also reveals that starring in the movie with Broadway actress Daphne Rubin-Vega is extremely special since she looked up to her as a Latina woman when she was growing up.

VIDEO: Check Out the Young Dayton Cast of IN THE HEIGHTS Reacting to the Movie Traile VideoVIDEO: Check Out the Young Dayton Cast of IN THE HEIGHTS Reacting to the Movie Trailer
by Stage Tube - Dec 13, 2019

Lin-Manuel Miranda tweeted that he wanted to see footage of people reacting to the In Heights Trailer... and the Dayton cast of Muse Machine's In The Heights did not disappoint! 

VIDEO: See Christopher Jackson and Anthony Ramos Perform '96,000' Up Close! VideoVIDEO: See Christopher Jackson and Anthony Ramos Perform '96,000' Up Close!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 11, 2019

During the commerical breaks of the 2019 Tony Awards, Corden went into the audience to have attendees perform some Broadway karaoke. Christopher Jackson and Anthony Ramos teamed up during one of the commercials to perform 96,000 from In The Heights!

BWW TV: Santino Fontana, Lilli Cooper, David Yazbek and More Talk Bringing TOOTSIE fr VideoBWW TV: Santino Fontana, Lilli Cooper, David Yazbek and More Talk Bringing TOOTSIE from the Screen to Stage
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 5, 2018

BroadwayWorld was on site when the cast and creative of the new comedy musical, Tootsie, which will play a pre-Broadway engagement at Broadway In Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre from September 11th - October 14th, met the press! Watch stars Lilli Cooper and Santino Fotana, as well as composer/lyricist David Yazbek talk about bringing the production from the silver screen to the stage in the video below!


Scott Sanders Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Scott Sanders been nominated for?
Best Musical (Tony Awards) for The Color Purple .