Scott Elmegreen is a Brooklyn-based playwright, composer, and author. His play STRAIGHT was a New York Times Critics’ Pick for its “smart, bracing writing brimming with clever wisecracks and thought-provoking observations”; it premiered Off-Broadway and has been translated into four languages for productions around the United States and the world, including a 12-week sold-out run in Mexico City and a European tour (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, directed by Jerry Seinfeld, as well as in numerous national tours, Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway shows, and the PHD COMICS MOVIE.
Scott wrote the book, music, and lyrics for theatrical adaptations of THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS (national tours in the United States and China), the NY Times Bestselling series IVY + BEAN (“A wry, rollicking show with infectious spirit and a breathless energy that thoroughly enchants” – NY Times; Atlantic Theatre, Off-Broadway; national tour; Bay Area Children’s Theatre; South Coast Rep; Oregon Rep; Orlando Rep; pub. Theatrical Rights Worldwide), and the NY Times Bestselling LADYBUG GIRL AND BUMBLEBEE BOY picture books (Bay Area Children’s Theatre premiere; national tour). His other shows include VOTE FOR ME: A MUSICAL DEBATE (Roy Arias Stages, Off-Broadway; London Theatre Workshop, UK), COLLEGE THE MUSICAL (NYMF Award – Best Lyrics; Hippodrome State Theatre; pub. Dramatic Publishing Company), THUCYDIDES (Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway Play Festival Winner; pub. Samuel French), and AWESOME ALLIE, FIRST KID ASTRONAUT (pub. Theatrical Rights Worldwide), which premiered Off-Broadway and is now performing in planetariums and museums across the United States.
As resident composer of the American Story Project (AKA The Assembly), Scott composed music for WE CAN’T REACH YOU HARTFORD (Fringe First Nomination, Edinburgh), WHAT I TOOK IN MY HAND (Ontological-Hysteric Theater, NYC; Brick Theatre, NYC), DAGUERREOTYPE (The Abingdon Theatre, NYC), and Joyce Carol Oates’ TONE CLUSTERS (Fringe Report Award – Best Play, Edinburgh). He has given masterclasses on playwriting, story structure, and song writing at the London Theatre Workshop and the Utah Repertory Theatre, and has workshopped material with students at the University at Buffalo and Pace University (Manhattan) musical theatre programs. He was recently awarded a New Zealand Creative Communities grant to give a series of workshops in playwriting as part of the 2019 Dunedin Fringe Festival.
Under pseudonym, Scott is the author of four science fiction novels published by HarperCollins Publishers. He is a graduate of Princeton University.