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Meet The Nominees – SHERIE RENE SCOTT, EVERYDAY RAPTURE – BEST LEADING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

SHERIE RENE SCOTT

 

NOMINATIONS/WINS:

TONY Awards – Nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical 

 

LINKS: 

Production website: www.RoundaboutTheatre.org/EverydayRapture

Sk-K-Boom & cast album website: www.Sh-K-Boom.com

Twitter Page: www.twitter.com/RTC_NYC

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/RoundaboutTheatreCompany

YouTube.com Page: www.youtube.com/RTC

Wikipedia.org: www.wikipedia.org/SherieReneScott

TheaterMania: www.theatermania.com/EverydayRapture

Broadway.com: www.broadway.com/EverydayRapture

BIOGRAPHY:

SHERIE RENE SCOTT is honored to be working with Roundabout for the first time, after appearing at Second Stage Theater in Everyday Rapture, which she co-wrote with Dick Scanlan (Lortel nominations best musical and best actress.). She has created roles for the Original Broadway productions of The Little Mermaid (OCC nom), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Tony, Drama Desk, OCC nominations; Drama League honor), Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida (Derwent Award, Drama League honor), Tommy and the original production of The Last Five Years (Drama Desk nomination, Drama League honor). Also appeared in: Landscape of the Body (Obie Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Drama League honor), Rent, Debbie Does Dallas, Randy Newman’s Faust, Kander & Ebb’s Over and Over (Helen Hayes nomination). She is a graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse. With husband Kurt Deutsch she co-founded Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight records (www.sh-k-boom.com) which has produced more than 70 albums, including the cast album of Everyday Rapture. Sh-K-Boom has received a Grammy Award, seven Grammy nominations and Drama Desk and New York Musical Theatre Festival awards for dedication to the preservation of musical theatre through cast recordings.

 

Sherie Rene Scott & Dick Scanlan talk about the show’s journey to Broadway

 

Everyday Rapture video montage

 

Read New York Times Arts & Leisure feature on SHERIE RENEE SCOTT: CLICK HERE 

Read ‘Sherie Rene Scott talks to The Star-Ledger’: CLICK HERE 

 


“Just as the Broadway theater season is drawing to its close, a smashing little show has arrived to remind us of why so many of us keep going back to Broadway.  I can’t think of another production in recent years that captures and explains so affectingly the essence and allure of musicals, and why they’re such an indispensable part of the New York landscape.  Written by Dick Scanlan and Ms. Scott, and directed with virtuoso efficiency and wit by Michael Mayer.  Ms. Scott performs with the sophistication that a New York audience (or rather an audience of New Yorkers) demands. And there’s no denying that when she sings, from a wildly diverse song list, she’s polished and inventive. Ms. Scott naturally translates life size into bigger than life.  The orchestrations and arrangements for the first-rate onstage band are by Tom Kitt (the composer of Next to Normal). And her director is, remember, Mr. Mayer, the man who staged “Spring Awakening” and this season’s American Idiot.  What Ms. Scott and her team summon here is that strange alchemy of ego, hunger, desperation and mysticism that infuses every great Broadway performance. Ms. Scott has never shined brighter or more illuminatingly.” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times READ HERE

“Sherie Rene Scott’s Everyday Rapture is a tuneful and witty autobiographical musical.  With those doleful eyes, that wide permafrost smile set at a perpetual three-minutes-to-irony, and a crinkly mezzo that slingshots from brassy to bruised, Sherie Rene Scott (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Aida) has steadily established herself as New York’s leading comic divette. Does that mean we care about her life? Scott, smartly, assumes we don’t.  Scott uses the blimp-hangar that is the American Airlines Theatre as an echo chamber for her wit, backed by her “Mennonettes” and an eclectic set list that ranges from Judy Garland to Tom Waits to, yes, an erotic Mr. Rogers tribute medley. Tom Kitt’s typically brilliant arrangements are half the reason for showing up; the other half is Scott, whose lambent ease with the absurd (cleverly refined by director Michael Mayer and book co-writer Dick Scanlan) makes Everyday much more than just another maudlin auto-cabaret.” Scott Brown, New York Magazine READ HERE


 

PRODUCTION PHOTO:

[Pictured: Sherie Rene Scott (Sherie Rene Scott)]

 www.RoundaboutTheatre.org/EverydayRapture

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Critics rave for Everyday Rapture & Sherie Rene Scott

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY

The critics have weighed in and LOVE Broadway’s new musical

EVERYDAY RAPTURE

Starring Sherie Rene Scott


NEW YORK TIMES
“Just as the Broadway theater season is drawing to its close, a smashing little show has arrived to remind us of why so many of us keep going back to Broadway.  I can’t think of another production in recent years that captures and explains so affectingly the essence and allure of musicals, and why they’re such an indispensable part of the New York landscape.  Written by Dick Scanlan and Ms. Scott, and directed with virtuoso efficiency and wit by Michael Mayer.  Ms. Scott performs with the sophistication that a New York audience (or rather an audience of New Yorkers) demands. And there’s no denying that when she sings, from a wildly diverse song list, she’s polished and inventive. Ms. Scott naturally translates life size into bigger than life.  The orchestrations and arrangements for the first-rate onstage band are by Tom Kitt (the composer of Next to Normal). And her director is, remember, Mr. Mayer, the man who staged “Spring Awakening” and this season’s American Idiot.  What Ms. Scott and her team summon here is that strange alchemy of ego, hunger, desperation and mysticism that infuses every great Broadway performance. Ms. Scott has never shined brighter or more illuminatingly.” – Ben Brantley
http://theater.nytimes.com/2010/04/30/theater/reviews/30everyday.html

VARIETY
“In the opening scene of the charmingly frenetic philosophical/autobiographical rumination-with-songs, Everyday Rapture, Sherie Rene Scott classifies herself as “one of Broadway’s biggest, brightest semi-stars.” Not anymore, lady. Here is Scott. She is not merely carrying this enchanting carnival — coauthored by herself — on her more than capable shoulders; she is the show. Scott is a force to be reckoned with. Everyday Rapture has provided an entertaining jolt to the season’s less-than-stellar lineup of new musicals. The show’s assets remain as refreshing as they were last May at Second Stage Theatre: Michael Mayer’s smart direction; Michele Lynch’s fitting choreo-graphy; Tom Kitt’s savvy orchestrations; the performances of the backup ‘Mennonites’ Lindsay Mendez and Betsy Wolfe; and the carryings-on of teenager Eamon Foley (who offers a cartoonishly over-the-top version of Scott).” -Steven Suskin

http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117942662.html?categoryId=33&ref=vertlegit&cs=1

NY1
“What do Jesus, Judy Garland and Mister Rogers have in common? Sherie Rene Scott. And finding that common thread amounts to a wonderful kind of stage magic…the kind of magical synthesis that occurs when a performer marries her tremendous talents with the perfect material to produce a show that is as entertaining as it is artistically satisfying. Marked by a stream of contrasts, this natural entertainer reveals herself to be both humble and narcissistic, spiritual and hedonistic. And both sides are on ample display that she co-wrote with Dick Scanlan highlighting her journey from Kansas to Broadway.  She pulls it off brilliantly thanks to an exquisite set of pipes and sheer force of personality. Under Michael Mayer’s solid direction it remains both a witty parody of confessional shows and an earnest showcase for a gifted diva. Scott makes fun of herself as one of Broadway’s brightest semi-stars, but her glittering performance proves she is a full-fledged star.” – Roma Torre
http://www.ny1.com/1-all-boroughs-news-content/117865/ny1-theater-review—everyday-rapture-

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