Sherie Rene Scott is not a household name unless you are a fan of musical theatre. Even then, chances are she is not a household name as much as she is a household sound. Sherie Rene Scott burst on the scene in 1993 in The Who’s Tommy and has gone on to work on and off Broadway. Scott is now the star of her own one woman show entitled Everyday Rapture about her journey from Kansas to New York.
Sherie Rene Scott grew up in Topeka, Kansas in a Mennonite family where, as she puts it in her new show, she was in love with Jesus and Judy Garland. As a child Sherie Rene Scott performed in local theatre and after finishing high school she moved to New York City to attend the Neighborhood Playhouse and begin her theatre career.
Sherie Rene Scott has a great Broadway track record. She began her career on Broadway in The Who’s Tommy in 1993, replaced the character of Marty in Grease in 1994, replaced Maureen in RENT in 1996, took on the role of Amneris in Aida in 2000, took on the role of Christine in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels in 2005, played Ursula in The Little Mermaid in 2008 and has now written and is performing in her own show Everyday Rapture.
Sherie Rene Scott’s hard work and amazing vocals have not been overlooked by the award folks. In 2002 Scott won a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical in The Last Five Years. In 2005 Scott won a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical and a Tony for Best Actress in a Musical for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. This year Sherie Rene Scott has been nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book for a Musical, Outstanding Actress in a Musical as well as a Tony for Best Book of a Musical and Best Actress in a Musical.
According to Vogue MagazineEveryday Rapture is a fun show where every night Sherie Rene Scott can feed the monster inside her. “it’s really important to me to lead a healthy life – but it sure is fun to play her every night.”
I was lucky enough to see her in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, RENT, as well as The Who’s Tommy and I can tell you all she has amazing vocals. Sherie Rene Scott is surely not a “monster” but a budding star on the rise. Her upbringing of loving Jesus and Judy may have just been the perfect combination to make a really nice person and a really great performer.