Scott Wittman

The New York Philharmonic

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Scott Wittman is a Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Award–winning lyricist, director, writer, and conceiver. He co-wrote the lyrics for the hit musical Hairspray (Tony, Grammy, Olivier Award winner) with creative partner Marc Shaiman and served as an executive producer on the hit film adaptation starring John Travolta. Mr. Wittman was recently nominated for an Oscar for his work as co-lyricist with Marc Shaiman for Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns, and was nominated for a Golden Globe, Grammy, and two Emmy Awards for the original songs on NBC’s musical drama Smash, for which he co-composed music for Jennifer Hudson, Uma Thurman, Bernadette Peters, and Liza Minnelli. Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman’s original score for the Marilyn Monroe musical Bombshell was released by Sony Records, and their combined Broadway credits include Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, which Mr. Wittman also directed; Catch Me If You Can (Tony nomination for Best Musical); and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on Broadway, on tour, and at London’s Drury Lane Theatre. Scott Wittman has created and / or written shows for Nathan Lane, Christine Ebersole, Neil Patrick Harris (for the 2009 Tony Awards), Sarah Jessica Parker, Bridget Everett (Rockbottom at The Public Theater), and Bette Midler (Divine Intervention Tour). He has collaborated with Patti LuPone on concerts and recordings since 1994. Off-Broadway, he conceived and directed Jukebox Jackie starring Justin Vivian Bond, Cole Escola, and Bridget Everett at La Mama.

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