Ross Scott Rawlings
1966/1967 (age 51–52)
|Residence||Mount Airy, Maryland, United States|
|Education||Towson University (B.A.)|
|Home town||Baltimore County, Maryland|
Harford County, Maryland
|Awards||Kevin Kline Award (2010)|
Early life and education
Rawlings was born c. 1966/1967 to Daryl Lee (née Prysock) and Dennis Scott Rawlings. His mother was a contract analyst for the Government of Maryland and his father was a collection agent. Ross Rawlings and his brother, Kevin D. Rawlings lived in Baltimore County, but later moved to Harford County, Maryland before middle school. He began taking piano lessons at the age of 7 and started a singing group in middle school that continued through high school. When Rawlings was 16, he was injured in a car crash while en route to the first rehearsal for a production of Seesaw at Liberty Showcase Theatre in Liberty, North Carolina. He was in a hospital for over a month due to broken ribs, wrists, kneecaps, sternum and fractured elbows. Despite the crash, Rawlings was able to conduct and play piano for the production. In 1993, Rawlings earned a Bachelor's of Science in Music Education and Piano from Towson University.
Rawlings became the resident musical director of Toby's Dinner Theatre c. 1982. For 4 years in the mid-1990s, Rawlings also taught at Atholton High School. In the early 2000s, Rawlings was the conductor for the national tour of Fosse directed by Michael James Scott. In 2006, he was the musical director for broadway revival of Sweet Charity. At Olney Theatre Center in 2012, Rawlings conducted and orchestrated a production of A Chorus Line and was the musical director for Little Shop of Horrors. Rawlings was the musical director of Rep Stage's 2014 production of The Fantasticks. Rawlings is the Director of Choral Activities and Piano at Glenelg High School. In 2017, composer Stacey V. Gibbs wrote a piece of music entitled Go Down, Moses for the Glenelg choir and dedicated it to the students and Rawlings. Rawlings was the musical director of the inaugural premier of the musical, Magic Under Glass, by the Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts under the direction of Toby Orenstein.
Awards and nominations
|2010||Kevin Kline Award||Outstanding Dramatic Series||Won||Hairspray||The Muny||Tied with Diane White-Clayton|||
|2015||Helen Hayes Award||Nominated||Memphis||Toby's Dinner Theatre|||
|2018||Pending||Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat|||
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