Director - Teacher - Actor
SDC - AEA - SAG/AFTRA
BLOOD WEDDING by Federico Garcia Lorca 2017
Currently running Off-Broadway
By Peter Filichia currently playing in an open ended production Off-Broadway at The Actors Temple Theatre. Starring LeeAnn Hutchison, Lou Liberatore and Christopher Sutton. See what happens when God returns to check in on his creation after being away for over 6 billion years. Let the games begin! Click here for tickets and more info.
Director - Teacher -Actor
I have always been captivated by the arts; from a young age, I loved watching and creating all sorts of shows and performances. Growing up, I found that having an artistic outlet was the perfect way to express my thoughts, visions, and imagination. I fell in love and found a creative and spiritual home in the Theatre, and haven't looked back since. Now as an incredibly passionate Theater Director, I am ready to start collaborating with you on any projects you may have in mind.
Artistic Director Masterworks Theater Company. Artistic Associate with Amas Musical Theatre (directed over 20 productions). Member Playwright/Directors Workshop at The Actors Studio. Directing credits - Off-Broadway: THE GLASS MENAGERIE, EDWIN: The Story of Edwin Booth, A CLASS ACT, NANCY FRIDAY'S MY SECRET GARDEN, GOLF:THE MUSICAL, FOR LOVERS ONLY, TAILS, THE BIG BANG, and GREED: A MUSICAL FOR OUR TIMES. Other NYC: I AM, I WILL, I DO, Amas Musical Theatre, and NYMF 2017; THE MORONS (Best Direction Nom.) First Irish Festival ; YEARS OF SKY at 59E59; BEST NIGHT EVER & SITTING SHIVA fringeNYC; LORENZO at NYMF 2009. Great Works Reading Series/ Baruch Performing Arts Center (B-PAC) ENDGAME, MISS JULIE, ANTIGONE, HEDDA GABLER, MEDEA and ZOO STORY. Many, many productions for Theatreworks/USA.
Acting credits- Broadway: MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS. Off-Broadway: THE FANTASTICKS, THE CHOSEN, THE TWILIGHT OF THE GOLD'S, BENT, JEKYLL AND HYDE and PETS! Plus tours and regional theatre & television.
Faculty: NYU/CAP21, Baruch College/CUNY, The Michael Howard Studio. Graduate Boston Conservatory.
NEWS AND UPDATES
SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER by Tennessee Williams 2015
ACTING CLASSES - COACHING - WORKSHOPS
Christopher teaches at Baruch College as well as an ongoing Essential Acting Class at DJM Studio as well as private coaching.
Plays Christopher has directed have been nominated for Drama Desk, Audelco and First Irish Festival Awards.
GOLF:The Musical - Joel Blum Nominee Best Actor in a Musical 2003
THE MORONS - Nominee Best Director, The First Irish Festival.
THE GLASS MENAGERIE - AUDELCO Award Nominee, Best Revival, Best Supporting Actor (Richard Prioleau) and Best Supporting Actress (Olivia Washington)
Currently represented by GOD SHOWS UP Off-Broadway
The Broadway Bound Theatre Festival - PICKED UP by Dan Manjovi.
MISSING PERSON by Susan Campanaro & Lynn Portas - Susan Campanaro stars as the wild and irrepressible Lavinia Draper in MISSING PERSON.
ABOUT CHRISTOPHER SCOTT
Director, Actor, Theatre Artist and Educator Biography
First - Thanks for visiting me! I am a New York City professional theatre artist who has been creating for over 25 years. I am a graduate of the Boston Conservatory and a member of The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC) Actors Equity Association(AEA) and SAG/AFTRA . Having experience in all types of theatre and acting styles, I am equally home with realistic dramas, classical, Shakespeare, Greek, Musical Theatre, Absurdist, Devised Theatre - specializing in creating non-linear thematic theatre pieces using original writings in combination with existing material. My vast experience as an actor, including my association with Michael Howard, makes me especially sensitive to the actor's work and knows how the actor’s best work is essential to the overall product. My strength in visualization and artistic sensibilities adds to the overall esthetics and cohesiveness of story telling. I am equally at home with High-Tech productions as well as actor driven vehicles and always welcome a staging challenge.
As Artistic Director of The Masterworks Theater Company in New York City our vision is to present accessible, professional multi-cultural productions of theatrical and literary heavyweights that are widely produced and studied in educational settings. We hope to bring these classics to a wider population at affordable ticket prices in productions reflecting the world we live in now to help ignite the audience for live theater for the next generation. Founded with Eric Krebs our first Off-Broadway season in Spring 2015 included the first multi-cultural production of Tennessee William’s THE GLASS MENAGERIE (Audelco Award Nomination) presented Off-Broadway in New York City.
Starting as an actor I have appeared On and Off – Broadway. I had the honor appearing on the 1990 Tony Awards performing the part of “Lon” while in the Broadway production of MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS. I performed over 1,000 performances as the Boy in THE FANTASTICKS! the worlds longest running musical (Sullivan Street – NOT Snapple). As a founding member of the New Voices Theatre Ensemble in residence at Synchronicity Space in SoHo I appeared in leading roles in major New York Off-Broadway revivals of BENT (Horst) and THE TWILIGHT OF THE GOLDS (David) as well as workshop productions of ADONIS and directed and All-Male production of Claire Boothe Luce’s THE WOMEN. Off- Broadway I also appeared in THE CHOSEN, JEKYLL AND HYDE, PETS! AND THE BODY SHOP. I have worked at George Street Playhouse, The Goodspeed Opera House, St. Michael’s Playhouse in productions of a CONNECTICUT YANKEE…, THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE ABRIDGED, THE LADY’S NOT FOR BURNING and MURDER ON THE NILE. I had the honor of being directed by the legendary Ginger Rodger’s in a Pre-Broadway Production of BABES IN ARMS.
Currently a member of the Playwright/Directors Workshop at the legendary Actors Studio where I have been developing a new play about Claude Monet by playwright Lanie Robertson (author of Broadway's LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL) called THE GARDNER. He has directed many Off-Broadway Productions. Most recently he is represented with GOD SHOWS UP by Peter Filichia at The Actors Temple Theatre GREED: A MUSICAL FOR OUR TIMES produced by longtime collaborator Eric Krebs, as well as the hit musical GOLF:THE MUSICAL by Michael Roberts (Drama Desk Nomination) and NANCY FRIDAY’S MY SECRET GARDEN which he not only directed but also adapted from her ground-breaking bestseller about women’s sexual fantasies for the stage with Miss Friday. As part of The First Irish Festival 2013 he directed THE MORONS by Dan McCormick and nominated for a jury award as Best Director. YEARS OF SKY at 59E59; FringeNYC 2012 Barbara Suter's BEST NIGHT EVER and SITTING SHIVA at FringeNYC2014. At The Actors Studio he directed A MOTHER’S LOVE by Michael Watson for their Spring 2012 Play Festival and MURDER AT THE BARNBURNERS by Lanie Robertson and BLINDSIDED by Michael Watson for the Spring 2015 Play Festival. Other NYC shows include LORENZO at NYMF; DAVID AND IRA by Paul David Young. Off-Broadway: FOR LOVERS ONLY, TAILS, THE BIG BANG. For many seasons Christopher worked as Director for Theatreworks/USA, the nation's largest professional not-for-profit theatre for young audiences, including working with Mary Rogers on the musical adaptation of her book FREAKY FRIDAY and The Workshop and subsequent Off-Broadway productions of JEKYLL ND HYDE (written by the creators of “Friend’s”). Other productions include CHARLOTTE”S WEB, SEA TO SHINING SEA, THE SECRET GARDEN, which have toured the country playing such venues as The Kennedy Center in DC, The Promenade Theatre and Town Hall in NYC, the Fox in Atlanta. He has also directed at Maltz Jupiter Theater and The Meadowbrook Theatre.
He is a faculty member at Baruch College/CUNY where he teaches in the Fine and Performing Arts Department. He has directed LYSISTRATA, THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT and IN THE BLOOD at Baruch. For the Baruch Performing Arts Center and The Joel Segal Great Works Reading Series ANTIGONE (Sophocles and Anhouil) , HEDDA GABLER, MEDEA and ZOO STORY that brings in professional performances of classic plays in accessible productions to supplement the literature curriculum to Baruch’s wide culturally diverse student population.
Christopher is Artistic Associate with AMAS Musical Theatre, founded by Rosetta Lenoire. Amas Musical Theatre, Inc. is a non-profit, multi-cultural theatrical organization dedicated to bringing people of all races, colors, creeds, religions, and national origins together through the performing arts. Amas' pre-professional musical performance and training program, enrolls up to 30 diverse Inner-city young adult students from the metropolitan New York between the ages of 14 to 20. He has been the director of the acting program and director of their annual Off-Off Broadway production. He has directed over 20 productions ranging from HELLO DOLLY to 9 to 5 and The 30th Anniversary production of THE ME NOBODY KNOWS.
Christopher has been a longtime associate of The Broadway Kids. He directed and conceived the original Off-Broadway production based on their top selling recordings. Through his work with The Broadway Kids he worked on KathiLee: We Need A Little Christmas, her Christmas special for CBS as well as The NBA All-STAR Game for NBC at Madison Square Garden. His event work includes projects for such clients as The Limited, The Children’s Defense Fund, Schearing-Plough Pharmaceuticals, Caterpillar, Nickleodeon and OhioReads at the request of Governor Taft of Ohio. He also helped Choreograph the opening of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Christopher has also studied acting for many years with Michael Howard. After beginning as an acting student in Mr. Howard’s prestigious scene study class He worked as assistant for his scene study class and also served on Mr. Howard’s Studio faculty. He was producer of “The Sunday Series” at The Michael Howard Studio, a venue for new works for artists. He directed the premier of his play Ridin’ Greyhound co-written with Julie Hays, based on the lives of everyday people who travel the country on America’s bus lines, one of the series most successful projects. Christopher has served on the faculty at NYU’s/Collaborative Arts Project (CAP21) Studio for many years, where he worked on productions that included BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL and THE WORLD GOES ROUND.
Christopher has also spent many years in the working in the non-profit sector as counselor and advocate for the community affected by HIV/AIDS with The AIDS Treatment Data Network.