Scott Ellis

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Scott Ellis
Born (1957-04-19) April 19, 1957 (age 58)
Washington, DC, United States
Occupation Director, executive producer
Years active 1991–present

Scott Ellis (born April 19, 1957) is an American stage director and television director.


Ellis graduated from the Chicago Goodman School of Drama.[1]

He has directed numerous Off-Broadway and Broadway productions, as well as the New York City Opera Company revivals at the New York State Theater: A Little Night Music (1990) and 110 in the Shade (1992).

Ellis has been the Associate Artistic Director for the Roundabout Theatre since 1998.[2]

He has been nominated for the Tony Award as Best Director six times: the revival of She Loves Me (1994), Steel Pier (1997), the revival of 1776 (1998), Twelve Angry Men (2005), Curtains (2007) and The Mystery of Edwin Drood (2013). He received the 1991 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Director of a Musical, for And The World Goes Round.

He is the Executive Producer for the television drama Weeds on Showtime, and has directed television episodes of Modern Family, Nurse Jackie, The Good Wife, Hung, 30 Rock, Desperate Housewives, The Closer and Frasier.[1] He received an Emmy Award nomination in 2007 for directing the episode "The Break Up" of the comedy series 30 Rock.

Ellis is expected to direct upcoming musical adaptations of the 1930s films The Blue Angel and Little Miss Marker, and both will have a book by David Thompson.[3]




  1. ^ a b "Scot Ellis", accessed June 7, 2013
  2. ^ "Scott Ellis Takes a New Roundabout Post" The New York Times (webcache), September 4, 1998
  3. ^ Robert Simonson. "Scottsboro Librettist David Thompson Working on New Musicals With Stew, Scott Ellis". Playbill, April 1, 2010
  4. ^ Scott Ellis (director), Dee Johnson (writer) (2009-10-06). "Home". The Good Wife. Season 1. Episode 3. CBS. 

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