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Scott Wittman

 
Bio:
Since graduating from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, Scott Wittman has worked as both a lyricist and an artist who conceptualizes how to present stars as themselves on the Broadway stage. In 1995, he directed Patti LuPone on Broadway and has since worked with such performers as Nathan ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Since graduating from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, Scott Wittman has worked as both a lyricist and an artist who conceptualizes how to present stars as themselves on the Broadway stage. In 1995, he directed Patti LuPone on Broadway and has since worked with such performers as Nathan ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[US Tour, 2021] [Replacement]
Lyricist [Replacement]
 
[US Tour, 2018] [Replacement]
Lyrics[Replacement]
 
[Broadway, 2006]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2000]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1995]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1980]
Music Consultant

Writing

Composer
Lyricist
Lyricist
Lyricist
Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist
Conceiver
Conceiver
Lyricist

Photos

Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman Photo

Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman

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Date:
05/11/2022
Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Debbie Gravitte Photo

Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Debbie Gravitte

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Date:
05/11/2022
Billy Stritch, Marc Shaiman, Debbie Gravitte, Jim Caruso, Louis Mirabal, Susie Mosher Photo

Billy Stritch, Marc Shaiman, Debbie Gravitte, Jim Caruso, Louis Mirabal, Susie Mosher, Scott Wittman

From: 
Date:
05/11/2022
Scott Wittman Photo

Scott Wittman

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Date:
10/15/2021

 

Stage

Productions

[US Tour, 2021] [Replacement]
Lyricist [Replacement]

[US Tour, 2018] [Replacement]
Lyrics[Replacement]

[Broadway, 2006]
Director

[Broadway, 2000]
Director

[Broadway, 1995]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 1980]
Music Consultant

Writing
Composer
Lyricist
Lyricist
Lyricist
Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist
Conceiver
Conceiver
Lyricist

Scott Wittman Biography

Since graduating from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, Scott Wittman has worked as both a lyricist and an artist who conceptualizes how to present stars as themselves on the Broadway stage. In 1995, he directed Patti LuPone on Broadway and has since worked with such performers as Nathan Lane, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rufus Wainwright, and Andrea Martin. He was nominated for a Drama Desk Award in 2007 as a lyricist for Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me.

Scott Wittman√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs most enduring success thus far has been for the score for the musical adaptation of Hairspray, which he wrote with his partner Marc Shaiman. The musical, which ran for 2,642 performances, earned him both a Tony√ā¬ģ and a Drama Desk Award.

Scott Wittman Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Lyrics
Scott Wittman, Catch Me if You Can
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Lyrics
Scott Wittman, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Lyrics Gold Star
Scott Wittman, Hairspray
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 2003 - Best Musical Gold Star
Scott Wittman, Hairspray
 
Tony Awards - 2003 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Gold Star
Scott Wittman, Hairspray

Scott Wittman News

The REV Theatre Company Announces Cast & Creatives for Production of CATCH ME IF YOU  Photo The REV Theatre Company Announces Cast & Creatives for Production of CATCH ME IF YOU CAN!
by Marissa Tomeo - May 15, 2022

The REV Theatre Company has¬†announced the cast and creative team for its inaugural production of the 2022 Season ‚Äď Catch Me If You Can.

Photos: Marc Shaiman Is Debbie Gravitte's PLUS 1 At Birdland Photo Photos: Marc Shaiman Is Debbie Gravitte's PLUS 1 At Birdland
by A.A. Cristi - May 11, 2022

On Monday, May 9, Tony Award-winner Debbie Gravitte stormed the Birdland stage with another episode of her series ‚ÄúPlus 1,‚ÄĚ with very special guest, songwriter Marc Shaiman.¬†

MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB AND ALSO A SUBSTITUTE TEACHER to Premiere at La MaMa Photo MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB AND ALSO A SUBSTITUTE TEACHER to Premiere at La MaMa
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2022

La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club and La MaMa Kids will present the world premiere of the new puppet musical Mary Had A Little Lamb And Also A Substitute Teacher as part of its 60th season.

State Theatre New Jersey Presents Roald Dahl's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY This Photo State Theatre New Jersey Presents Roald Dahl's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY This Month
by Stephi Wild - May 3, 2022

The newly renovated State Theatre New Jersey presents Roald Dahl’s Charlie and The Chocolate Factory for four performances on Friday, May 13, 2022, at 8pm; Saturday, May 14 at 2pm and 8pm; and Sunday, May 15 at 2pm. Tickets range from $40-$98.  

Performances Added to La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival Featuring Compa√Ī√≠a Cuerpo de In Photo Performances Added to La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival Featuring Compa√Ī√≠a Cuerpo de Indias & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2022

La MaMa has added performances to the La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival. The final week of the festival will now run through Thursday, May 5, with upcoming performances by¬†Compa√Ī√≠a Cuerpo de Indias,¬†John Scott Dance, and¬†Valetango Company.

Christian Borle, J. Harrison Ghee, and More to Lead SOME LIKE IT HOT on Broadway! Photo Christian Borle, J. Harrison Ghee, and More to Lead SOME LIKE IT HOT on Broadway!
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 20, 2022

The classic comedy Some Like It Hot will begin performances on Broadway this fall! It was announced today that the new musical will begin performances onon Tuesday, November 1 and officially open Sunday, December 11 at  the Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street).  

La MaMa & Collapsable Giraffe to Present the Premiere of Object Collection's LOOK OUT Photo La MaMa & Collapsable Giraffe to Present the Premiere of Object Collection's LOOK OUT SH!HEAD Episode 3
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2022

La MaMa, in association with¬†Collapsable Giraffe, will present the world premiere of¬†Object Collection‚Äôs¬†Look Out Sh!^head Episode 3, a multidisciplinary performance inspired by¬†√Čric Rohmer‚Äôs 1980 film cycle¬†Com√©dies et Proverbes, for two weeks this June.

HAIRSPRAY Comes to State Theatre New Jersey This Month Photo HAIRSPRAY Comes to State Theatre New Jersey This Month
by Stephi Wild - Apr 19, 2022

The newly renovated State Theatre New Jersey presents Broadway's Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon Hairspray for four performances on Friday, April 29, 2022, at 8pm; Saturday, April 30 at 2pm and 8pm; and Sunday, May 1 at 2pm. Tickets range from $40-$98.  

National Tour of HAIRSPRAY Postpones Performance at State Theatre Photo National Tour of HAIRSPRAY Postpones Performance at State Theatre
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 16, 2022

According to an announcement from the National Tour team, the performance of Hairspray that was scheduled to play at the State Theatre on April 16 has been rescheduled to February 18, 2023. 

Kimmel Cultural Campus And The Shubert Organization Present HAIRSPRAY Photo Kimmel Cultural Campus And The Shubert Organization Present HAIRSPRAY
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 12, 2022

The Kimmel Cultural Campus and The Shubert Organization present the musical comedy phenomenon, HAIRSPRAY, winner of eight 2003 Tony Awards including Best New Musical. As part of the Kimmel Cultural Campus' 21-22 Broadway Series, the show plays the Miller Theater (formerly the Merriam Theater) from Tuesday, May 17 ‚Äď Sunday, May 22, 2022.

Scott Wittman Videos

VIDEO: 'Doctor's Orders' From CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at San Diego Musical Theatre VideoVIDEO: 'Doctor's Orders' From CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at San Diego Musical Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Mar 8, 2022

San Diego Musical Theatre is currently staging the musical comedy Catch Me If You Can from now until March 13th. The production opened on February 11th.

VIDEO: More Clips From San Diego Musical Theatre's CATCH ME IF YOU CAN VideoVIDEO: More Clips From San Diego Musical Theatre's CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
by Stage Tube - Feb 22, 2022

San Diego Musical Theatre is currently staging the musical comedy Catch Me If You Can from now until March 13th. The production opened on February 11th. According to the Rancho Santa Fe Review, this marks Allison Spratt Pearce's professional directing debut.¬†Catch Me if You Can at San Diego Musical Theatre is choreographed by¬†Xavier J. Bush and music directed by¬†Richard Due√Īez Morrison.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At San Diego Musical Theatre's CATCH ME IF YOU CAN VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At San Diego Musical Theatre's CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
by Stage Tube - Feb 16, 2022

San Diego Musical Theatre is currently staging the musical comedy Catch Me If You Can from now until March 13th. The production opened on February 11th. According to the Rancho Santa Fe Review, this marks Allison Spratt Pearce's professional directing debut.¬†Catch Me if You Can at San Diego Musical Theatre is choreographed by¬†Xavier J. Bush and music directed by¬†Richard Due√Īez Morrison.

VIDEO: First Look at the HAIRSPRAY North American Tour VideoVIDEO: First Look at the HAIRSPRAY North American Tour
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 6, 2021

Helmed by original director Jack O'Brien and original choreographer Jerry Mitchell, the new non-Equity national tour of  HAIRSPRAY is visiting more than 60 cities in its first touring season and is expected to play for multiple seasons.

VIDEO: Katharine McPhee And Kelly Clarkson Bond Over Early 'American Idol' Days! VideoVIDEO: Katharine McPhee And Kelly Clarkson Bond Over Early 'American Idol' Days!
by Stage Tube - Apr 6, 2021

Katharine McPhee Foster and Kelly share a special 'American Idol' bond and they joke about how the early 'Idol' days felt like summer camp!

BWW TV: Watch Sneak Peek of BOMBSHELL Concert- Tomorrow at 8pm! VideoBWW TV: Watch Sneak Peek of BOMBSHELL Concert- Tomorrow at 8pm!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 19, 2020

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, The Actors Fund in association with PEOPLE will present a special one-night-only streaming event: 'Bombshell in Concert' (captured in 2015), featuring a reunion of original cast members from the NBC series 'Smash.' This special event will stream Wednesday, May 20 at 8:00 PM ET. Can't wait for Wednesday? Check out highlights from the 2015 concert!

VIDEO: Watch MRS. DOUBTFIRE's Jake Flynn Ryan Give a Quarantine Update to a HAIRSPRAY VideoVIDEO: Watch MRS. DOUBTFIRE's Jake Flynn Ryan Give a Quarantine Update to a HAIRSPRAY Classic!
by Stage Tube - Apr 24, 2020

Jake Flynn Ryan woke up today feeling the way he always do does... like he wants to be back on Broadway! The Mrs. Doubtfire star has been hard at work creating a very special Quarantine version of Hairspray's 'Good Morning, Baltimore' and you can check it out below! 

VIDEO: Watch Katharine McPhee Sing 'My Heart Will Go On' With David Foster VideoVIDEO: Watch Katharine McPhee Sing 'My Heart Will Go On' With David Foster
by Stage Tube - Mar 25, 2020

Katharine McPhee and David Foster are treating the world to beautiful music during this time of social distancing. 

BWW TV: Katharine McPhee Returns! She's Opening Up About Being WAITRESS's Final Jenna VideoBWW TV: Katharine McPhee Returns! She's Opening Up About Being WAITRESS's Final Jenna
by TV - Press Previews - Nov 23, 2019

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Katharine McPhee will return to Broadway as Jenna for the final weeks of Waitress' Broadway run. McPhee returns to Waitress, where she made her Broadway debut last year.

VIDEO: On This Day, October 22- Happy Birthday, Marc Shaiman! VideoVIDEO: On This Day, October 22- Happy Birthday, Marc Shaiman!
by Stage Tube - Oct 22, 2019

On this day we celebrate legendary composer of stage and screen, the great Marc Shaiman!


Scott Wittman Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Scott Wittman written?
Scott Wittman has written 7 shows including Hairspray (Lyricist), Livin' Dolls (Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist), Patti LuPone: Matters of the Heart (Conceiver), Catch Me If You Can (Lyricist), Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me (Conceiver), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Composer), Some Like It Hot (Lyricist).

What awards has Scott Wittman been nominated for?
Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Catch Me if You Can , Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me , Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Hairspray Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Hairspray and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Hairspray .

What awards has Scott Wittman won?
Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Hairspray Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Hairsprayand Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Hairspray.