Sherie Rene Scott

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Sherie Rene Scott
Sherie Rene Scott 2013.jpg
Scott in 2013
Born (1967-02-08) February 8, 1967 (age 49)
Kentucky, U.S.
Occupation Actress, singer, writer
Years active 1990–present

Sherie Rene Scott (born February 8, 1967)[1] is an American actress, singer and writer. She is a co-founder of Grammy winning Sh-K-Boom Records and Ghostlight Records and has performed in numerous Off-Broadway and Broadway musicals and plays, and appears on numerous solo and original cast recordings.

Life and career[edit]

Scott was born in Kentucky. When she was 4 years old, her family moved to Topeka, Kansas, where she grew up.[2] Scott moved from Topeka to New York City when she was 18 to attend the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre.

In 2010 Scott starred in the critically acclaimed production Everyday Rapture, which Scott wrote with co-author Dick Scanlan. Everyday Rapture began its run on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre in previews April 19, 2010, and officially opened on April 29, 2010. The show played to sold out audiences throughout the run, finally ending its limited engagement on July 11, 2010.[3] Scott received Tony Award nominations for Best Book, and Best Leading Actress in a Musical, and Drama Desk Award nominations in the categories of Best Leading Actress, Best Book, and Best Musical for Rapture.[4][5]

On Broadway she has starred in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, garnering nominations for a Tony Award, a Drama Desk Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award.[6][7][8] She starred as Amneris in Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida (2000), for which she won the Clarence Derwent Award and was a Drama League Honoree.[9][10] The single "A Step Too Far" performed by Elton John, Heather Headley and Sherie Rene Scott from the 1999 Elton John And Tim Rice's Aida Concept Album charted at #15.

Other Broadway credits include Sally Simpson in Tommy (1993), Marty in Grease (1995–96), Maureen in Rent (1997). She originated the role of Ursula in The Little Mermaid (2007) for which she received her second Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical.[11][12][13]

Off-Broadway roles include John Guare's play Landscape of the Body at the Signature Theatre, for which she received a 2006 Obie Award[14] and a Lucille Lortel Award[15] and was a Drama League honoree. Musicals include Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years for which she received a Drama Desk Award nomination, and the title role in Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical.

In regional theatre, she has appeared in world premiere productions of Randy Newman's Faust (1995). She appeared in Kander and Ebb's Over and Over, at the Signature Theatre, which was a musical adaptation of The Skin of Our Teeth, receiving a nomination for a Helen Hayes Award.[16][17]

Along with husband Kurt Deutsch, Scott co-founded the Grammy Award–winning Sh-K-Boom Records and Ghostlight Records, which seeks to preserve original cast albums and solo recordings by Broadway artists.[18][19] After garnering seven Grammy nominations, the label won their first Grammy in 2009 for the Original Cast Recording of In The Heights.

She starred as Pepa in the musical adaptation of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, on Broadway, which opened on November 4, 2010 and closed on January 2, 2011.[20][21][22] For this role she was nominated for the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical.[23]

Scott did a try-out of her new work, Piece of Meat, in collaboration with Todd Almond, in the 2012 Adelaide Cabaret Festival and premiered it in New York City at 54 Below from October 16–27, 2012.[24]



Source: Internet Broadway Database[25]

Year Show Role Notes
1993 The Who's Tommy Sally Simpson St. James Theatre
April 22, 1993 – June 17, 1995
1995 Grease Marty (replacement) Eugene O'Neill Theatre
1995 – 1996
1997 Rent Maureen Johnson (replacement) Nederlander Theatre
2000 Aida Amneris Palace Theatre
March 23, 2000 – September 5, 2004
2005 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Christine Colgate Imperial Theatre
January 31, 2005 – September 3, 2006
2007 The Little Mermaid Ursula Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
November 3, 2007 – January 25, 2009
2008 You May Now Worship Me Herself Benefit Concert at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre
March 31, 2008
2010 Everyday Rapture Herself American Airlines Theatre
April 29, 2010 – July 11, 2010
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown Pepa Belasco Theatre
November 4, 2010 – January 2, 2011

Other theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Venue
1995 Randy Newman's Faust Martha The La Jolla Playhouse[26]
2002 Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical Debbie Jane Street Theatre[27]
The Last Five Years Cathy Hyatt Minetta Lane Theatre[28][29]
Next to Normal (workshop) Diana Goodman[30]
2006 Landscape of the Body Rosalie Peter Norton Space[31]
2015 Whorl Inside a Loop Volunteer Second Stage Theatre [32]




Year Film Role Notes
1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Coming Out of Their Shells Tour April O'Neil Filmed live at Radio City Music Hall
1998 The Almost Perfect Bank Robbery[38] Dawn TV movie
2003 Marci X[39][40] Kirsten Blatt
2007 P.S. I Love You[41] Barbara
2015 The Last Five Years[42] Cameo Woman in an audition with Cathy

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result
2000 Clarence Derwent Award Most Promising Female Aida Won
2002 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actress in a Musical The Last Five Years Nominated
2005 Tony Award Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Nominated
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actress in a Musical Nominated
Drama League Award Distinguished Performance Nominated
Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding Actress in a Musical Nominated
2006 Obie Award Outstanding Performance Landscape of the Body Won
2007 Lucille Lortel Award Outstanding Featured Actress Landscape of the Body Won
2008 Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical The Little Mermaid Nominated
2010 Tony Award Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical Everyday Rapture Nominated
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actress in a Musical Nominated
Drama League Award Distinguished Performance Nominated
2011 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actress in a Musical Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown Nominated


  1. ^ Some sources give 1969, but Scott herself, at the Official Sherie Rene Scott Myspace Page and at Lovece, Frank, "Sherie Rene Scott is caught up in the 'Rapture'", Newsday, May 6, 2010, gives 1967
  2. ^ Gans, Andrew. "Diva Talk: A Chat with Scoundrels' Sherie Rene Scott", Playbill, June 3, 2005
  3. ^ Sherie Rene Scott at the Internet Broadway Database
  4. ^ Jones, Kenneth.Everyday Rapture, With Sherie Rene Scott, Will Play Broadway; Opening Is April 29, April 1, 2010
  5. ^ Gans, Andrew."Just the Nominees, Please: 2010 Tony Award Nominations Announced", May 3, 2010
  6. ^ Jones, Kenneth."Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Ends Its Broadway Streak Sept. 3; Tour Is Hot", September 3, 2006
  7. ^ Jones, Kenneth."Just the Facts: List of 2005 Tony Award Winners and Nominees", June 6, 2005
  8. ^ "'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels' listing, 2005–2006" Internet Broadway Database, retrieved May 21, 2010
  9. ^ "'Aida' listing, 2000–2004" Internet Broadway Database, retrieved May 21, 2010
  10. ^ Lefkowitz, David."Aida's Scott and Green Bird's Smith Are Derwent Winners, June 13", June 13, 2000
  11. ^ Gans, Andrew."Fish Got to Swim: Little Mermaid Opens on Broadway Jan. 10", January 10, 2008
  12. ^ "'The Little Mermaid' listing, 2008–2009" Internet Broadway Database, retrieved May 21, 2010
  13. ^ Gans, Andrew."South Pacific Is Big Winner in Outer Critics Circle Awards", May 12, 2008
  14. ^ Jones, Kenneth."Adam Rapp, Lois Smith, Sherie Rene Scott among 2006 Obie Award Winners", May 15, 2006
  15. ^ "Lortel Awards, 2007", retrieved May 21, 2010
  16. ^ Davidson, Susan."Some Thoughts on 'Over and Over'", February 10, 1999
  17. ^ "Helen Hayes Award winners and nominees, 2000", retrieved May 21, 2010
  18. ^ Feldman, Adam."Sh-K-Boom time"Time Out New York, Issue 615 : Jul 11–18, 2007
  19. ^ Simonson, Robert."The Melody Lingers On: Small Labels Keep Theatre Music Alive", March 29, 2007
  20. ^ Hetrick, Adam."Patti LuPone, Sherie Rene Scott and Laura Benanti Are Women on the Verge Beginning Oct. 8" Playbill, October 8, 2010
  21. ^ "Patti LuPone Brian Stokes Mitchell Sherie Rene Scott Cast in Broadways 'Women on the Verge'"
  22. ^ Hetrick, Adam."Broadway's 'Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown' Will Close Early", December 28, 2010
  23. ^ Gans, Andrew."56th Annual Drama Desk Nominations Announced; Book of Mormon Scores 12 Nominations", April 29, 2011
  24. ^ Gans, Andrew."Sherie Rene Scott, Laura Benanti, Leslie Uggams, Victor Garber, Liz Callaway and More Join Lineup for 54 Below", March 14, 2012
  25. ^ "Sherie Rene Scott Broadway credits and awards" Internet Broadway Database, retrieved May 21, 2010
  26. ^ "LaJolla Playhouse history", retrieved May 21, 2010
  27. ^ Hernandez, Ernio."Sherie René Scott and Paul Fitzgerald Do Debbie for the Last Time, Jan. 4", December 30, 2002
  28. ^ Sommer, Elyse."Review", March 5, 2002
  29. ^ Simonson, Robert."Foster, Wilson and Scott Join Performers on Drama Desk Ceremony, May 19", May 14, 2002
  30. ^ "Sherie René Scott and Norbert Leo Butz Reunite for New Musical Feeling Electric, July 22", July 17, 2002
  31. ^ Sommer, Elyse and Gutman, Les."Curtain Up review, 2003 and 2006", July 12, 2003 and April 10, 2006
  32. ^ Clement, Olivia,"Sherie Rene Scott Says Prison Drama Whorl Inside a Loop Is Broadway Bound, 2015", December 7, 2015
  33. ^ "Sherie Rene Scott recordings at, retrieved May 22, 2010
  34. ^ Hetrick, Adam and Hernandez, Ernio.""Get Happy": Cast Album of Sherie Rene Scott's Everyday Rapture Hits iTunes April 27", April 27, 2010
  35. ^ Gans, Andrew."Little Mermaid Broadway Cast Recording Now Available for Pre-Sale", December 14, 2007
  36. ^ Gans, Andrew."Bright Lights, Big City CD — with Patrick Wilson — Hits Stores June 21", June 21, 2005
  37. ^ a b "Status of 2000 Cast Albums", December 26, 2000
  38. ^ "Listing, 'The Almost Perfect Bank Robbery'" Internet Movie Database, retrieved May 21, 2010
  39. ^ Frank, Jonathan."Interview with Sherie Rene Scott", October 2002
  40. ^ "Listing, 'Marci X'" Internet Movie Database, retrieved May 21, 2010
  41. ^ "'P.S. I Love You' listing", retrieved May 22, 2010
  42. ^ "Playbill confirms Sherie Rene Scott cameo", retrieved June 26, 2013

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