Scott Elmegreen is a playwright, composer, and author based in NYC and Chicago, where he teaches musical theatre libretto writing and songwriting at the University of Chicago. His play Straight was a New York Times Critics’ Pick Off-Broadway and has been translated into four languages for productions around the world (pub. Dramatic Publishing Company). His music and orchestrations have premiered on Broadway and HBO in the Drama Desk- and Emmy Award-nominated Colin Quinn Long Story Short, and in numerous national tours and Off-Broadway productions. He wrote the book, music and lyrics for theatrical adaptations of The Magic School Bus (national tours in the United States and China; Texas state tour; Bay Area Children’s Theatre; Oregon Children’s Theatre) and the NY Times Bestselling series Ivy + Bean (Atlantic Theater Company; South Coast Rep; Bay Area Children’s Theatre, Oregon Children’s Theatre, national tour; pub. Theatrical Rights Worldwide) and Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy (national tour; Bay Area Children’s Theatre). Other shows include Vote For Me: A Musical Debate (TheTimesCenter, NYC; Off-Broadway; London), Thucydides (Samuel French Play Festival Winner; pub. Samuel French), College The Musical (Hippodrome Theatre; pub. DPC), and Awesome Allie, First Kid Astronaut (Vital Theatre; planetariums national tour; pub. TRW). Scott was also a co-founder and resident composer of the American Story Project, a devised theatre company in NYC. He has led masterclasses on playwriting at the London Theatre Workshop, Utah Rep, and the Dunedin Fringe Festival in New Zealand, and has worked with students as an invited artist in the University at Buffalo and Pace University Manhattan musical theatre programs. Under pseudonym, Scott is the author of four novels published by HarperCollins Publishers. He is a graduate of Princeton University.