Scott Wittman Biography

 
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 more)
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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 more)

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’s 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® and a Drama Desk Award.

Scott Wittman Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
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