Scott with his two children, Eli and Eden
is an Associate Professor of Theatre Arts & Head of Music Theatre at Illinois Wesleyan University (2007-present) where he has had the privilege of teaching numerous classes and directing over 20 musicals and workshops.
When not at IWU he freelances as a theatre director (SDC- Stage Directors and Chorographers Society) with dozens of professional and academic credits nationally and internationally including fifteen world premiere musicals (the first being Lindbergh Baby Kidnapped featured in TCG’s American Theatre January 2002 musicals issue) and two original international tours. Scott serves on the executive committee of mtEa, the Musical Theatre Educators Alliance – International as a Member at Large after two terms as Midwestern Regional Director and is a 2005 recipient of the Passano Family Interdisciplinary Chair for Communications and the Sans Tache Faculty Prize and featured in the 9th edition of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. A frequent Audition Workshop practitioner, he has presented at the 2009 & 2011 international mtEa conferences in Denmark, Germany, and Sweden. His other conference presentations include “Music Theatre Curriculum/A Look at the European Music Theatre Training Model,” the 2010 mtEa annual conference in Austin, TX; “Conversation with
Kaitlin Hopkins: From Artist to Educator,” the 2013 mtEa annual conference in St Louis, MO; “Conversation with Scott Miller: Writing About Musical Theatre,” the 2019 mtEA annual conference in New York City, NY; “Balancing Enrollment: DEI & Student Opportunity,” the 2010 SETC Conference (Lexington, KY-Music Theatre Curriculum), 2011 SETC conference (Atlanta, GA-Auditioning), and the 2012 SETC Conference (Chattanooga, TN-Navigating the College Audition Process).
In a previous life, he was an actor working primarily in musical theatre with credits that include: 1996-97 national and international tours of The Sound of Music (Rolf), starring Marie Osmond and featured as part of the 100 Days of Wonder as Hong Kong returned to Chinese sovereignty; Ziggy in Tycoon at the John Houseman& Douglas Fairbanks Theaters; Ali/PJ in Vampire Lesbians of Sodom at The Duplex; and regionally The Lisbon Traviata (Mike), Cabaret (Cliff), The Baltimore Waltz (Carl), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Demetrius & Oberon), and Camelot (Arthur & Lancelot), as well as 14 productions with UDT, including: Into the Woods (Baker), Metropolis (Steven), Blood Brothers (Edward), City of Angels (Stine), Joseph . . . Dreamcoat (Joseph – 10th Anniversary Production), Guys & Dolls (Nathan Detroit), and Oklahoma! (Curly). Concert performances include "An Evening with Tim Rice" with Sir Tim Rice & a 2003 arena symphonic concert of Jesus Christ Superstar starring original cast members Yvonne Elliman, Barry Dennen, again featuring Sir Tim Rice. Scott is currently working on his first book, Wheatley’s Folly: A History of American Musical Theatre & Literature, to be published by Cognella Publications. He holds an MFA in Directing from Towson University (thesis, “Investigating the Director’s Role in the Production of a New Musical”) and a BA in Theatre from the University of Texas at El Paso. His most cherished role is father to two amazing children: Elijah (in the US Navy) and Eden (in the 12th grade at University High School).