Since graduating from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, Scott Wittman has worked as both a lyricist and an artist who conceptualizes how to present stars as themselves on the Broadway stage. In 1995, he directed Patti LuPone on Broadway and has since worked with such performers as Nathan Lane, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rufus Wainwright, and Andrea Martin. He was nominated for a Drama Desk Award in 2007 as a lyricist for Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me.
Scott Wittman’s most enduring success thus far has been for the score for the musical adaptation of Hairspray, which he wrote with his partner Marc Shaiman. The musical, which ran for 2,642 performances, earned him both a Tony® and a Drama Desk Award.