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Scott Wise


Scott Wise

Scott Wise
Occupation Actor, director, choreographer
Spouse(s) Elizabeth H. Parkinson (1999-present)
Kiel Junius (div.)

Scott Wise is an American actor, director and choreographer.

Life and career

Although a life-trained dancer, Wise first became seriously interested in dance as a career while studying to become an accountant.[1] He performed with the Joffrey II, then moved into musical theater in the early 1980s after auditioning for A Chorus Line "as a dare more than anything."[2]

Wise won his Tony Award in 1989 in the category of Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his performance in the dance revue Jerome Robbins' Broadway. Wise played multiple roles, including "Riff" in West Side Story and "Chip" in On the Town. Wise was nominated twice more in the same category for his performances in State Fair and Fosse.

In addition to playing the Drill Sergeant and Sergeant O'Leary in the rock ballet, Movin' Out, Wise was also Twyla Tharp's assistant choreographer and assistant director. Wise has also choreographed the Off-Broadway musical A Class Act, a regional production of The Who's Tommy and the national tour of Leader of the Pack.

Personal life

Wise is married to dancer Elizabeth Parkinson and together have one son. His daughter, actress Savannah Wise is from his previous marriage to dancer and choreographer Kiel Junius.

In October 2006, Wise and Parkinson opened up their studio, FineLine Theatre Arts, in New Milford, Connecticut.

Stage productions


External links

  • Internet Broadway Database
  • Internet Movie Database
  • FineLine Theatre Arts

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