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Scott Waara

 

Stage Credits

  [East Haddam, CT (Regional)]
Goodspeed Revival, 2004
Mack Sennett
  [Los Angeles]
Reprise! Concert, 2004
Harry
  [Regional (US)]
Reprise! Concert, 1999
Jacob Pirelli
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1996
Harry Norton/Capt. of the King's Guard
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1992
Herman
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1989
Jimmy Powers
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1989
Kevin Bursteter
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1985
Ensemble
Police Sergeant
Rat (Understudy)
  [New York]
Workshop, 1986
Performer
  [Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 1987
Performer

Productions

 
[Broadway, 1985]
Assistant Stage Manager

Scott Waara Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 1992 - Outstanding Featured Actor - Musical
Scott Waara, The Most Happy Fella
 
Tony Awards - 1992 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical Gold Star
Scott Waara , The Most Happy Fella

Scott Waara News

BWW Review: 3-D Theatricals' Deeply Heartfelt ONCE Spreads the Love All Around Photo BWW Review: 3-D Theatricals' Deeply Heartfelt ONCE Spreads the Love All Around
by Michael Quintos - Oct 24, 2019

The experience of seeing the Grammy and Tony Award-winning stage adaptation of ONCE - THE MUSICAL begins the minute you enter the theatre as you make your way to your assigned seat. It starts with a welcoming, celebratory environment where music is communally enjoyed by both the talented artists on stage and the audience who have come to immerse themselves in this euphoric special space. What's awesome is that this feeling never truly goes away. This is the feeling of synergetic glee and fulfillment one experiences when enveloped inside the world of ONCE - THE MUSICAL, the remarkably poignant, touching stage show about the ways music can inspire, attract, and bring people together in more ways than one. Currently, a brilliantly-staged, can't-miss new regional production has just emerged in Southern California by way of 3-D Theatricals under the thoughtful, eloquent direction of Kari Hayter. Performances of this impressive, Broadway-caliber local revival continue at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts through October 27, 2019.

BWW Interview: Scott Waara of ONCE, THE MUSICAL at 3-D Theatricals Photo BWW Interview: Scott Waara of ONCE, THE MUSICAL at 3-D Theatricals
by Jeffrey Scott - Oct 23, 2019

Broadway veteran Scott Waara has made a career of playing heartfelt characters and bringing something personal to each and every part he plays. Currently performing in 3-D Theatricals production of 'Once, The Musical', Waara re-creates the role he has performed (now for the 3rd time) and I had a chance to sit down with him and chat about life, family, and his history with 'Once, The Musical'.

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of 3-D Theatricals' ONCE Photo Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of 3-D Theatricals' ONCE
by Lily Lim - Oct 14, 2019

3-D Theatricals launches its 2019-2020 season with ONCE, The Musical, winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical. The production, directed by Kari Hayter and choreographed by Linda Love Simmons with musical direction and conducting by David Lamoureux, will play October 11-27 at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (18000 Park Plaza Drive, Cerritos, CA).

Photo Flash: First Look at 3-D Theatricals' ONCE Photo Photo Flash: First Look at 3-D Theatricals' ONCE
by Stephi Wild - Oct 12, 2019

3-D Theatricals launches its 2019-2020 season with ONCE, The Musical, winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical. The production, directed by Kari Hayter and choreographed by Linda Love Simmons with musical direction and conducting by David Lamoureux, will play October 11-27 at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (18000 Park Plaza Drive, Cerritos, CA). Opening night is tonight, Saturday, October 12.

3-D Theatricals Announces Cast and Creative Team for ONCE Photo 3-D Theatricals Announces Cast and Creative Team for ONCE
by Julie Musbach - Aug 29, 2019

3-D Theatricals launches its 2019-2020 season with ONCE, The Musical, winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical.

BWW Review: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Stage Adaptation Romances at South Coast Repertory Photo BWW Review: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Stage Adaptation Romances at South Coast Repertory
by Michael Quintos - Feb 1, 2018

Witty, enchanting, and joyously self-referential, the original film version of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE fantasizes a story involving a young, virile William Shakespeare in his prime, who quells a bout of writer's block by secretly romancing an engaged lady named Viola---which apparently becomes the inspiration for the Bard's infamous star-crossed tragedy 'Romeo and Juliet.' The plot of the film remains fairly intact in Lee Hall's mostly delightful if slightly diluted stage adaptation, now continuing performances in a gorgeous-looking new regional production at Orange County's Tony Award-winning theater South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa through February 10, 2018. This spunky love letter to the theater is chockfull of stagecraft-insider amusements and fun-to-find Shakespearean Easter Eggs that both aficionados and casual fans will appreciate. But, shockingly, despite the spectacular production values and the beguiling, gusto-bathed performances of its large ensemble cast, this stage adaptation somehow loses some of the inescapable romanticism that is so much more prevalent in the original film.

Humor, Romance Abound in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE at South Coast Repertory Photo Humor, Romance Abound in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE at South Coast Repertory
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2018

Romance, mistaken identities, ruthless scheming and backstage theatrics served up with a generous dash of comedy are at the heart of Shakespeare in Love, adapted by Lee Hall from the Oscar-winning film written by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, with music by Paddy Cunneen. South Coast Repertory Artistic Director Marc Masterson directs the production on the Segerstrom Stage, Jan. 13-Feb. 10. Tickets are now on sale: www.scr.org.

Humor, Romance Abound in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE at South Coast Repertory Photo Humor, Romance Abound in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE at South Coast Repertory
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 12, 2017

Romance, mistaken identities, ruthless scheming and backstage theatrics served up with a generous dash of comedy are at the heart of Shakespeare in Love, adapted by Lee Hall from the Oscar-winning film written by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, with music by Paddy Cunneen. South Coast Repertory Artistic Director Marc Masterson directs the production on the Segerstrom Stage, Jan. 13-Feb. 10. Tickets are now on sale: www.scr.org.

BWW Review: South Coast Repertory Raises Hopeful, Exquisite New Production of ONCE Photo BWW Review: South Coast Repertory Raises Hopeful, Exquisite New Production of ONCE
by Michael Quintos - Sep 21, 2017

Though the Tony Award-winning musical adaptation of writer/director John Carney's well-liked indie film ONCE is a musical that this reviewer has liked quite a bit from past productions, it took seeing South Coast Repertory's brand new regional production---now on stage in Costa Mesa through September 30---for this reviewer to not only like it, but to truly adore it. From casting to staging and everything in between, SCR's enjoyable new mounting, under the astute direction of Kent Nicholson, is somehow much more emotional, thoughtful, and remarkably riveting than past touring productions. And though, yes, it is essentially the same source material, SCR's exquisite new iteration of this small, but genuinely endearing musical is by far the gold standard of how this show should look and feel in any and all future productions.

Photo Flash: ONCE at South Coast Repertory Photo Photo Flash: ONCE at South Coast Repertory
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 13, 2017

Once tells the story of a Dublin street musician about to abandon his dream when a beautiful woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to new heights, and their connection becomes more than an everyday romance. A captivating tale that will draw you in from the very first note.

Scott Waara Videos

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/10/16- THE MOST HAPPY FELLA
by Stage Tube - Feb 10, 2016

Today in 1959, The Most Happy Fella opened at City Center where it ran for 16 performances. With a book, music, and lyrics by Frank Loesser, the story isabout a romance between an older man and younger woman, is based on the play They Knew What They Wanted by Sidney Howard. The original Broadway production opened in 1956 and ran for 14 months. A 1992 revival, directed by Gerald Guttierrez, featured Spiro Malas as Tony, Sophie Hayden as Rosabella, Charles Pistone as Joe, Claudia Catania as Marie, Liz Larsen as Cleo, and Scott Waara as Herman.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/10/15- THE MOST HAPPY FELLA
by Stage Tube - Feb 10, 2015

Today in 1959, The Most Happy Fella opened at City Center where it ran for 16 performances. With a book, music, and lyrics by Frank Loesser, the story isabout a romance between an older man and younger woman, is based on the play They Knew What They Wanted by Sidney Howard. The original Broadway production opened in 1956 and ran for 14 months. A 1992 revival, directed by Gerald Guttierrez, featured Spiro Malas as Tony, Sophie Hayden as Rosabella, Charles Pistone as Joe, Claudia Catania as Marie, Liz Larsen as Cleo, and Scott Waara as Herman.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 2/10- THE MOST HAPPY FELLA
by Stage Tube - Feb 10, 2014

Today in 1959, The Most Happy Fella opened at City Center where it ran for 16 performances. With a book, music, and lyrics by Frank Loesser, the story isabout a romance between an older man and younger woman, is based on the play They Knew What They Wanted by Sidney Howard. The original Broadway production opened in 1956 and ran for 14 months. A 1992 revival, directed by Gerald Guttierrez, featured Spiro Malas as Tony, Sophie Hayden as Rosabella, Charles Pistone as Joe, Claudia Catania as Marie, Liz Larsen as Cleo, and Scott Waara as Herman.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 2/10- THE MOST HAPPY FELLA
by Stage Tube - Feb 10, 2013

Today in 1959, The Most Happy Fella opened at City Center where it ran for 16 performances. With a book, music, and lyrics by Frank Loesser, the story isabout a romance between an older man and younger woman, is based on the play They Knew What They Wanted by Sidney Howard. The original Broadway production opened in 1956 and ran for 14 months. A 1992 revival, directed by Gerald Guttierrez, featured Spiro Malas as Tony, Sophie Hayden as Rosabella, Charles Pistone as Joe, Claudia Catania as Marie, Liz Larsen as Cleo, and Scott Waara as Herman.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 2/10- THE MOST HAPPY FELLA
by Stage Tube - Feb 10, 2012

Today in 1959, The Most Happy Fella opened at City Center where it ran for 16 performances. With a book, music, and lyrics by Frank Loesser, the story isabout a romance between an older man and younger woman, is based on the play They Knew What They Wanted by Sidney Howard. The original Broadway production opened in 1956 and ran for 14 months. A 1992 revival, directed by Gerald Guttierrez, featured Spiro Malas as Tony, Sophie Hayden as Rosabella, Charles Pistone as Joe, Claudia Catania as Marie, Liz Larsen as Cleo, and Scott Waara as Herman.


Scott Waara Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Scott Waara been in?
Scott Waara has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has Scott Waara been in?
Scott Waara has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Scott Waara been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Most Happy Fella and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Most Happy Fella .

What awards has Scott Waara won?
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Most Happy Fella.