Scott Elmegreen is a playwright, songwriter, and author. His play Straight (Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row, Off-Broadway; pub. Dramatic Publishing) was named a New York Times Critics’ Pick for its “smart, bracing” writing “brimming with clever wisecracks and thought-provoking observations.” Other works for theater include Tiananmen (Feinstein’s/54 Below; The New York Theatre Barn’s New Works Series at The D-Lounge), Vote For Me: A Musical Debate (Roy Arias Stages, Off-Broadway; London Theatre Work-shop), COLLEGE The Musical (Hippodrome State Theatre; pub. Dramatic Publishing), Thucydides (Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway Play Festival winner; pub. Samuel French), Ivy + Bean, The Musical, based on the New York Times bestselling books (“A wry, rollicking show with infectious spirit and a breathless energy that thoroughly enchants” – The New York Times; national tour; Atlantic Theatre Company, Off-Broadway; Bay Area Children’s Theatre; South Coast Repertory; Orlando Repertory; Oregon Children’s Theatre; pub. Theatrical Rights Worldwide), Magic School Bus, Live! The Climate Challenge, based on the award-winning books and television series (national tour; Bay Area Children’s Theatre; Oregon Children’s Theatre), Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy, The Musical, based on the New York Times bestselling picture books (national tour; Bay Area Children’s Theatre), and Awesome Allie: First Kid Astronaut (Vital Theatre, Off-Broadway; pub. Theatrical Rights Worldwide).
Scott also writes music for plays and film, including the Drama Desk and Emmy Award-nominated Colin Quinn Long Story Short, directed by Jerry Seinfeld (Helen Hayes Theatre, Broadway; HBO Special; national tour; Bleecker Street Theatre, Off-Broadway), Piled Higher and Deeper, The Movie (based on the comic strip PhD Comics), What I Took in My Hand (Ontological-Hysteric Theater; The Brick Theater), Daguerreotype (Abingdon Theatre Complex), We Can’t Reach You Hartford (Fringe First Nomination, Edinburgh Fringe Festival), and Joyce Carol Oates’ Tone Clusters (Fringe Report Award – Best Play, Edinburgh Fringe Festival). His orchestrations are featured in ‘S Wonderful: The New Gershwin Musical (National Tour), and many of his own musicals. Outside of his work in theater, he is the author of four novels, and a graduate of Princeton University.