Sherie Rene Scott

Actor, Singer, Cocktail waitress
A curvy, blonde musical theatre actress, Sherie Rene Scott is best-known for her roles in "The Who's Tommy" (1993), "Rent" (1997) and "Aida" (2000). Born and raised in Kansas, Scott moved to NYC when she was 18 and ... Read more »
Born: 02/07/1969 in Topeka, Kansas, USA

Filmography

Actor (6)

The Last Five Years 2015 (Movie)

Auditioner #1 (Actor)

P.S. I Love You 2007 (Movie)

Barbara (Actor)

Marci X 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

My Guys 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A curvy, blonde musical theatre actress, Sherie Rene Scott is best-known for her roles in "The Who's Tommy" (1993), "Rent" (1997) and "Aida" (2000). Born and raised in Kansas, Scott moved to NYC when she was 18 and worked as a waitress and store clerk while attending classes at the Neighborhood Playhouse in the late 1980s and early 90s. Upon graduation, Scott was invited to join the cast of the 25th-anniversary production of the musical "Hair" (1993) at the United Nations. She later fulfilled a dream when she got to reprise her role in a production in Woodstock, New York. Later that same year, Scott made her Broadway debut as Sally Simpson in "The Who's Tommy", a role that earned her raves from critics and audiences alike. In 1995, the singer/actress jetted out to the West Coast to appear in Randy Newman's musical version of "Faust" at the La Jolla Playhouse. In addition to earning good notices for her performance as the golddigger who seduces Lucifer, Scott also acted with future husband Kurt Deutsch. While she was out in L.A., she decided to try her hand at TV acting, accepting a role as a sexy waitress on the CBS sitcom "My Guys". The comedy was quickly cancelled, but Scott wasn't out of work for long. She returned to New York to play ditzy Marty in the Broadway revival of "Grease" (1995-1996), then replaced Idina Menzel as Maureen in "Rent" in 1997. Perhaps Scott's most significant role to date was that of Amneris, a spoiled princess in Elton John and Tim Rice's splashy, but problematic musical "Aida". Although most critics hated the show, which was loosely based on the Verdi opera, Scott was praised for being one of the spectacle's bright lights. The role saw her playing one leg of a love triangle and enabled her to demonstrate her superior singing voice, comic timing and serious acting chops and her journey from selfish girl to broken-hearted woman is a memorable one. Also worth noting is Scott was also one of the few actors who remained with the show after its disastrous tryouts in Atlanta (where it was called "Elaborate Lives: The Legend of Aida") and Chicago.

Relationships

Kurt Deutsch

Husband
Met while performing in the Randy Newman musical "Faust" (1995) married on March 29, 1998

EDUCATION

Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre

New York , New York

Milestones

2010

Co-wrote (with Dick Scanlan) and starred in the Broadway musical "Everyday Rapture" a loose autobiograpy of Scott, a girl from the American heartland who falls in love with showbiz; earned Tony Award nominations for Best Book of a Musical and Leading Actr

2008

Originated the role of Ursula in the Broadway production of "The Little Mermaid"

2005

Re-teamed with Norbert Leo Butz in the Broadway musical adaptation of "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels"; earned a Tony nomination for her role

2002

Starred opposite Norbert Leo Butz in "The Last 5 Years"

2000

Released first solo album, Sherie Rene...Men I've Had; produced by husband Kurt Deutsch

2000

Starred as the spoiled princess Amneris in Elton John and Tim Rice's spectacular Broadway musical "Aida"

1999

Had a small role in the CBS TV movie "The Almost Perfect Bank Robbery" starring Brooke Shields and Rip Torn

1999

Appeared in the Signature Theatre's world premiere of Kander and Ebb's "Over & Over"; replaced the previously announced Bebe Neuwirth in the role of Sabina

1997

Replaced Idina Menzel in "Rent" on Broadway

1995

Co-starred with future husband Kurt Deutsch in Randy Newman's "Faust" at the La Jolla Playhouse

1995

Played Marty in the Broadway revival of "Grease"

1995

Appeared on the short-lived CBS sitcom "My Guys"

1993

Performed in the 25th anniversary production of "Hair" at the United Nations

1993

Made New York stage debut as Sally Simpson in "The Who's Tommy"

1988

Moved to NYC; enrolled in the Neighborhood Playhouse

1977

Sang "It's Not Easy Being Green" before the Kansas State Legislature

Bonus Trivia

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Her official Web site is located at www.sherierene.com.

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