Scott Wise

Since making his debut as a replacement for Mike in the original Broadway production of A Chorus Line back in 1982, Scott Wise has rarely been off the Broadway stage. He was a replacement at various times for Macavity, Plato and Rumpus Cat in the original Broadway production of Cats. Wise performed in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Song and Dance before getting tangled in the short-lived musical adaptation of Carrie.

In 1989, Wise won his first Tony Award® for his performance in the musical revue, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, in which he performed in four of Robbins’ celebrated pieces of choreography from On the Town, West Side Story, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and High-Topped Shoes.

After appearing in the hit 1992 revival of Guys and Dolls, Scott Wise appeared in The Goodbye Girl (1993), the 1994 revival of Damn Yankees, and as a replacement in Victor/Victoria. He got his first starring role as Pat Gilbert in the 1996 musical stage adaptation of State Fair by Rodgers and Hammerstein and earned his second Tony® nomination for the performance. In 1999, Wise earned his third Tony® nomination for his work in Fosse, a musical revue dedicated to the work of the great Broadway choreographer.

In 2002, Wise assisted Twyla Tharp in the preparing the choreography for Movin’ Out, the musical based on songs by Billy Joel. He had two star turns in the production, as the drill sergeant and as Sgt. O’Leary.

Off Broadway, in 2000, Scott Wise choreographed A Class Act, a musical featuring the songs of Edward Kleban.

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