Scott Wittman
& Marc Shaiman


Marc Shaiman composed the music and, with Scott Wittman, co-wrote the lyrics for Hairspray. For their score, the pair won the Tony and Grammy Awards. They teamed up again on Broadway for Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me and Catch Me If You Can (the latter for which Shaiman was a Tony Award nominee for co-orchestrating) and most recently they wrote the original musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for director Sam Mendes, which is breaking box office records on London’s West End. Marc and Scott were nominated for two Emmys, a Grammy Award and a Golden Globe for the original songs they wrote for “SMASH”.

Scott Wittman co-wrote (with Marc Shaiman) the lyrics for the Olivier Award wining musical Hairspray, for which the pair received Tony and Grammy Awards. He also served as an executive producer on the hit film starring John Travolta. They teamed up again on Broadway for Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, which he also directed, and Catch Me If You Can, which received a Tony nomination for Best Musical. For their original songs on NBC’s musical drama Smash, Scott & Marc were nominated for two Emmy Awards, a Grammy and a Golden Globe. On Smash they have composed songs for Jennifer Hudson, Uma Thurman, Bernadette Peters, and Liza Minnelli. Their original score for the Marilyn Monroe musical Bombshell was released on Sony Records. Scott co wrote the lyrics to Charlie and Chocolate Factory directed by Sam Mendes, currently playing to sold out houses at The Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London’sWest End. For Patti LuPone, Scott has created and directed two Broadway shows, three recordings and three sold-out Carnegie Hall concerts. At La Mama, Scott conceived and directed Jukebox Jackie starring Justin Vivian Bond, Cole Escola, Steel Burkhardt and Bridget Everett.

Shows by Scott Wittman

Catch Me If You Can
Hairspray JR.