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