has won numerous awards directing and choreographing some of Broadway’s brightest talents in over one hundred productions nationwide.
Scott Thompson is the Director, Choreographer and Creator of the new Broadway Bound Musical ONE FOR MY BABY, which showcases the music of the legendary Harold Arlen.
The recent New York Workshop production starred Vivian Reed, Luba Mason, Stephen Bogardus, Damon Kirsche, Anastasia Barzee, Matt Loehr, Julie Tolivar, Jenelle Randall, Robert Hartwell and Jennifer Cody.
In New York City, and elsewhere Scott has worked with a “who’s who” of contemporary Broadway talent including Christine Ebersole, Audra McDonald, Anika Noni Rose, Carolee Carmello, Lee Roy Reams, Stephanie J. Block, Paige Davis, Pamela Myers, Gavin Creel, Corbin Bleu, Jim Caruso, Beth Leavel, Adrienne Barbeau, Marc Kudisch, Anneliese Van der Pol, Bruce Vilanch, Elizabeth Stanley, Noah Racey, Ute Lemper, Tovah Feldshuh, Klea Blackhurst, Kevin Earley, Kerry O’Malley, James Barbour, Chuck Cooper, Barbara Walsh, Jeff McCarthy and Mary Testa. He has directed and choreographed for both New York’s Town Hall and Jazz At Lincoln Center.
Scott directed Tony Award winner Betty Buckley in her first GYPSY, country music legend Larry Gatlin in THE MUSIC MAN and Tony Award winner Cady Huffman in DAMN YANKEES. For the Library of Congress, he choreographed an all-star Gershwin Gala starring five-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, recording star Dawn Upshaw and Tony Award nominees Lara Teeter, David Garrison and Wanda Richert.
Scott also created, directed and choreographed all the musical numbers for the HBO’s CATHOUSE – THE MUSICAL, a documentary special shot in a genuine, active brothel outside Carson City Nevada.
His productions of SWEET CHARITY won both the Connecticut Critics Circle Award and the Austin Critics Table Award for Best Musical. Both productions also garnered Scott awards for Best Direction and Choreographer. Scott won the Connecticut Critics Award again recently as Best Director of a Musical for his production of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT.
For Princess Cruises, Scott created, directed and choreographed a multi-million dollar production show BROADWAY BALLROOM, which premiered on the new star ocean liner Ruby Princess and continues to dazzle audiences nightly.
Scott founded Austin Musical Theatre and served as its Producing Artistic Director for eight seasons, winning numerous Austin Critics Table Awards for producing and directing twenty Broadway scale productions featuring acclaimed performances from New York and Los Angeles luminaries; including OLIVER! (with Stephanie J. Block and Martin Vidnovic), ANNIE (with Ruth Williamson and John Leslie Wolfe), PETER PAN (with Jonathan Freeman and Kristi Lynes), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (with Lorraine Serabian and Armen Dirtadian), MAN OF LaMANCHA (with Kevin Gray, Pamela Isaacs and Ken Page), A CHORUS LINE (with Jane Lanier and Paige Davis), GYPSY (with Pamela Myers), JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (with Sean McDermott and Danny Zolli), OKLAHOMA! (with Kevin Earley, Noah Racey, and Anneliese Van der Pol), THE SOUND OF MUSIC (with Mark Jacoby and Lauren Hathaway), THE WIZARD OF OZ (with John Bolton, Dirk Lumbard, Michael McCarty, Lauren Worsham, Paul Ainsley and Wendy Robie), SWEET CHARITY (with Leslie Stevens), THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS (with William Hardy, Paty Lombard and Robert Fitch), WEST SIDE STORY (with Donna Marie Asbury, Sebastian LaCause and Lindsay Korman) and MY FAIR LADY (with LuAnn Aronson and George McDaniel).
For his production of DAMES AT SEA at the Marines Memorial Theatre, Scott won the prestigious San Francisco Theatre Critics Award for Best Director and Choreographer, and the show was honored as Best Musical. He also won the Los Angeles Ovation award for this production. He then recreated it at the world famous Goodspeed Opera House. His other regional credits include AMADEUS, BABES IN ARMS, 42ND STREET, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, BYE BYE BIRDIE, CINDERELLA, THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN, ANYTHING GOES, SUGAR, SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN, SHE LOVES ME and the regional premiere of ALTAR BOYZ.