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After seeing The All Night Strut! in Toronto, Ella Fitzgerald burst into the dressing room scatting ďIt Donít Mean A Thing If It Ainít Got That Swing.Ē The cast didnít skip a beat, joining her in an improvised jam.

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Biography of Scott Wittman

Scott Wittman co-wrote (with Marc Shaiman) the lyrics for the Olivier Award wining musical "Hairspray", for which the pair received Tony and Grammy Awards. He also served as an executive producer on the hit film starring John Travolta. They teamed up again on Broadway for "Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me", which he also directed, and "Catch Me If You Can", which received a Tony nomination for Best Musical. For their original songs on NBC's musical drama "Smash", Scott & Marc were nominated for two Emmy Awards, a Grammy and a Golden Globe. On SMASH they have composed songs for Jennifer Hudson, Uma Thurman, Bernadette Peters, and Liza Minnelli. Their original score for the Marilyn Monroe musical "Bombshell" was released on Sony Records. Scott co wrote the lyrics to "Charlie and Chocolate Factory" directed by Sam Mendes, currently playing to sold out houses at The Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London'sWest End. For Patti LuPone, Scott has created and directed two Broadway shows, three recordings and three sold-out Carnegie Hall concerts. At La Mama, Scott conceived and directed "Jukebox Jackie" starring Justin Vivian Bond, Cole Escola, Steel Burkhardt and Bridget Everett. He is currently collaborating on Disney's sequel to "Mary Poppins" for director Rob Marshall.

Shows by Scott Wittman

Catch Me If You Can
Hairspray JR.