Scott began his professional performing arts career as ‘Young Cosmo’ in David Atkins’ 2001 production of Singin’ in the Rain, followed this as the co-host of K Zone TV for the Seven Network, and most notably appeared as Mark in A Chorus Line and Ernst in Spring Awakening. Scott has been so prolific in the Australian musical theatre industry, that in 2014, he was awarded the highly coveted Australian ‘Gypsy Cloak’. He most recently toured Australia in Grease, and previously appeared in Oliver, Shout!, High School Musical and Hairspray.
Scott is a graduate of both Brent Street’s Talent Development High School and the Full Time Certificate IV course. He is also the recipient of two scholarships to New York’s Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Camp.
AussieTheatre caught up with Scott to ask us our Quick Questions…
What’s your name and what do you do?
Actor, Singer, Dancer
What’s your most underrated or unknown talent?
I love my garden. Even on tour, wherever I go, I always manage to collect some type of plant.
What makes you laugh?
Backstage is quite possibly the funniest place on the earth.
What are you reading?
A play called When the Rain Stops Falling by Andrew Bovell (suggested by Jason Langley).
Who is your role model?
I like to cobble together the best attributes of all of my closest friends and family.
The world needs more…
The world needs less…
Judgement based on personal opinion.
What tools do you need to be creative?
A clean space and a clear mind, (both of which can sometimes be hard to come by).
What’s your happy place?
Curled up on the couch, with a cup of tea and a good book.
Which show do you think people should drop everything and see?
Mothers and Sons is on at the Ensemble Theatre in Sydney, and apart from having a brilliant cast, the play is simply beautiful. Go see it! (And If you can’t see it, read it. It made me cry right off the page).
What was the last piece of theatre/film/TV that really left an impression on you?
It’s a tie between ‘Mothers and Sons’, ‘Matilda the musical’ and the film, PRIDE. I know something is great when I can’t stop thinking about it the next day.
There isn’t enough art about …
Mental health in our industry. I feel it’s something that we all deal with by ourselves and don’t talk enough about. ‘Out from Under’ is doing a great job of raising awareness at the moment.
What three things can’t you live without?
Face wash, mind-maps and tea.
Go-to shower belting song?
It usually depends on the next audition. This week’s one was ‘Iris’, by the Goo Goo Dolls.
If you could change one thing about the Australian theatre industry, what would that be?
I would love there to be more clarity with payment regarding call backs. It seems to be one of the murky areas in the PCA agreement (I suspect this one will be argued over till the end of time!)
What’s the most used app on your phone?
The ABC News App. It’s the first thing I check every morning.
What do you wish you had been told before starting in this industry?
To be BRAVE! And that everyone is just making it up as well, so relax.
What are you addicted to?
My fiancé. 🙂
What city do you live in and why?
I’m a nomad, but at this very moment, it’s Sydney. That’s where my family is.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?