Sherie Rene Scott (born February 1967) is an award winning actor, singer, writer and producer. Ms. Scott is best known as a writer of, and performer in, several award-winning Broadway and off-Broadway plays and musicals. Ms. Scott also founded the multi-Grammy winning Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records 2000-2015.
In 2015, Scott and husband Kurt Deutsch filed divorce papers in New York City.
Ms. Scott’sEVERYDAY RAPTURE, written by Dick Scanlan and Ms. Scott, directed by Michael Mayer, received Tony Award nominations for Best Actress in a Musical, Best Book of a Musical and Best Musical; several Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award nominations.
Other theater credits include; DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, (OBC) directed by Jack O’Brien (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Award nominations), WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN (OBC) (Drama Desk Nomination), “Ursula” in Disney’sTHE LITTLE MERMAID (OBC) (Outer Critics Circle nomination), John Guare’s LANDSCAPE OF THE BODY, Signature Theater directed by Michael Greif (Obie Award, Lucille Lortel Award), Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA (OBC) (Derwent Award), TOMMY (OBC), RENT, THE LAST FIVE YEARS* directed by Daisy Prince (Drama Desk nomination), DEBBIE DOES DALLAS, Randy Newman’s FAUST, and Kander & Ebb’s OVER AND OVER (Helen Hayes nomination).
Ms. Scott founded both Sh-K-Boom and Ghostlight Records, producing over 150 albums, garnering 3 Grammy awards, and 12 Grammy nominations. SKB/Ghostlight Grammy Awards include those for the cast albums of “IN THE HEIGHTS”, “THE BOOK OF MORMON” and “BEAUTIFUL". SKB/Ghostlight received a 2006 Drama Desk Award for dedication to the preservation of musical theatre through cast recordings. Ms. Scott ended her tenure in 2015.
Ms. Scott can be heard on several Grammy Award winning and OBC cast albums, the Billboard hit single ‘A Step Too Far’ with Elton John, ‘The Folks Who Live On The Hill’ with jazz great Bill Charlap, as well as the critically acclaimed, “Sherie Rene…Men I’ve Had”, “Everyday Rapture” the original Broadway cast album, and “All Will Be Well: The Piece Of Meat Studio Sessions”, produced with Todd Almond.
Ms. Scott wrote and performed her critically acclaimed “Piece Of Meat” in New York City, London and Australia in 2013.
She is a producer of the film ‘THE LAST FIVE YEARS’* and can be heard on the original cast recording of ‘THE LAST FIVE YEARS’ along with Norbert Leo Butz.
‘Whorl Inside A Loop’ written by Ms. Scott and Dick Scanlan, directed by Michael Mayer and Mr. Scanlan, premiered August 27th, 2015 at the Second Stage Theatre, garnering critical acclaim, including several Best of 2015 Theater Lists.
Ms. Scott’s ‘You May Now Worship Me’ co-authored with Dick Scanlan raised $200,000 to benefit the Phyllis Newman’s Women’s Health Initiative.
Ms. Scott appears in The Front Page with an all-star cast premiering on Broadway Fall 2016.
She is a writer in residence at Second Stage Theater.
Ms. Scott was raised in Kansas and is a graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater in New York City.
She lives with her son in New York City.