Scott A. Cook: Biography

Last update: March 26, 2019

CURRENT BIO

Originally from New York, Scott has been directing and choreographing musical theatre and live stage shows nationally and internationally for over 34 years. His credits include: Rock Of Ages (Central Florida regional premiere), Hands On A Hardbody (Central Florida regional premiere), Nunsense, Legally Blonde: The Musical (Central Florida regional premiere), Little Shop of Horrors, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Parade, Plaid Tidings, Cats, Big River, Footloose, Cabaret, Three Penny Opera, Nuncrackers, Deathtrap, Jekyll and Hyde, Meat Street, 42nd Street, A Chorus Line, Anything Goes, Blood Brothers, Brigadoon, Company, Dames At Sea, Damn Yankees, Eating Raoul: The Musical, Forever Plaid, Godspell, Grease, Guys and Dolls, The Rocky Horror Show, The Taffetas and The Will Roger's Follies. His award winning shows and films include: 

   • 2018 CHALLENGE AMERICA: National Endowment For The Arts. Artworks. (THEATRECARES: VET VOICES)

   • 2016 ARTS ENGAGEMENT IN AMERICAN COMMUNITES: Central FL Theatrical Rep, National Endowment For The Arts. Artworks. (ROCK OF AGES)

   • ROCK OF AGES: BEST SET & BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL (Christopher Jones): BROADWAYWORLD ORLANDO 2016

   • 2015 ARTS ENGAGEMENT IN AMERICAN COMMUNITES: Central FL Theatrical Rep, National Endowment For The Arts. Artworks. (SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE!)

   • SWEENEY TODD: BEST SET, BEST MUSICAL DIRECTION & BEST LEAD ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL (Candy Marilyn Heller): BROADWAYWORLD ORLANDO 2014

   • 2014 ARTS ENGAGEMENT IN AMERICAN COMMUNITES: Central FL Theatrical Rep, National Endowment For The Arts. Artworks. (WINTER WONDERETTES)

   • LEGALLY BLONDE - THE MUSICAL: BEST MUSICAL BROADWAYWORLD ORLANDO 2013

   • LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS: BEST IN FEST AWARD - ORLANDO INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FEST 2012

   • THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL: BEST IN FEST AWARD - ORLANDO INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FEST 2010

   • CATS: BEST MUSICAL - PIERROT AWARDS 2006

   • CABARET: BEST SHOW OF THE YEAR - HARVEY AWARDS 2004

   • OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS: BEST PLAY - PIERROT AWARDS 2003

   • DECK THE HALLS: AISLING SILVER VIDEO AWARD - VISION AWARDS 2001

   • 42ND STREET: BEST MUSICAL - PIERROT AWARDS 2001

   • DAMN YANKEES: BEST MUSICAL - PIERROT AWARDS 2000      

   • 30 YEARS OF HEROES: OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT - SPECIAL OLYMPICS FLORIDA 1999

Spring of 2006, Scott directed and choreographed the first community theater production in Florida of the spectacular dance musical, CATS. The production was mounted at the award-winning Theater Winter Haven in Winter Haven, FL. Production Photos: CLICK HERE.

Scott's original show design and concept works for the stage include: Journey Into Jungle Book, Future Fantasia and Tapestry for the Walt Disney World Company, Stories of Christmas for Universal Studios Florida, the first North American staging of Marsinah: A Song from the Underworld, created for Amnesty International, Whose Brain Is It Anyway? and Transitions for Valencia Community College, Opening Ceremonies-Welcome To Our World for the Florida Special Olympics Summer Games 1999, Houdini: the Musical, Sandman and Honor.

His directorial film credits include: Meat Street, Vision Awards 2002, Verminator 2: Ground Hog Day, Ever, Deck The Halls, Wonder Woman - The Music Video and That's A Wrap, the first ever documentary on the Florida Film Festival (2002). Scott owns and operates ImaginationWorks dedicated to the design and rental of AUDREY II puppets, the man-eating plant from Little Shop of Horrors. ImaginationWorks is endorsed by the NY show licensing company, MTI, as an official southeastern rental facility. AUDREY II can be seen at: Audrey2.com.

Scott is currrently an adjunct professor for Florida Southern College Theatre & Dance Department where he teaches Jazz Dance, Musical Theatre Dance and Musical Theatre Choreography.

AFFILIATIONS

Valencia Community College (Orlando, FL), University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL), Rollins College (Winter Park, FL), Florida Southern College (Lakeland, FL), Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival (Orlando, FL), Garden Theatre (Winter Garden, FL), Theatre Winter Haven (Winter Haven, FL), ImaginationWorks of Central FL, Inc. (Davenport, FL), Davenport Arts & Cultural Alliance (Davenport, FL).

Most Recent Production

Jesus Christ Superstar @ Florida Southern College (Feb 14-25, 2019)* Click on the photo to see the entire show's photo gallery.