|Occupation||Actor, director, choreographer|
|Spouse(s)||Elizabeth H. Parkinson (1999-present)
Kiel Junius (div.)
Life and career
Although a life-trained dancer, Wise first became seriously interested in dance as a career while studying to become an accountant. He performed with the Joffrey II, then moved into musical theater in the early 1980s after auditioning for A Chorus Line "as a dare more than anything."
Wise won his Tony Award in 1989 in the category of Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his performance in the dance revue Jerome Robbins' Broadway. Wise played multiple roles, including "Riff" in West Side Story and "Chip" in On the Town. Wise was nominated twice more in the same category for his performances in State Fair and Fosse.
In addition to playing the Drill Sergeant and Sergeant O'Leary in the rock ballet, Movin' Out, Wise was also Twyla Tharp's assistant choreographer and assistant director. Wise has also choreographed the Off-Broadway musical A Class Act, a regional production of The Who's Tommy and the national tour of Leader of the Pack.
In October 2006, Wise and Parkinson opened up their studio, FineLine Theatre Arts, in New Milford, Connecticut.
- 1982 A Chorus Line
- 1984 Cats
- 1985 Song and Dance
- 1988 Carrie
- 1989 Jerome Robbins' Broadway
- 1992 Guys and Dolls
- 1993 The Goodbye Girl
- 1994 Damn Yankees
- 1995 Victor/Victoria
- 1996 State Fair
- 1999 Fosse
- 2002 Movin' Out
- Scott Wise at the Internet Broadway Database
- Scott Wise at the Internet Movie Database
- FineLine Theatre Arts