Henry Scott currently works the theater scene in Birmingham, Alabama, as Artist in Residence at Red Mountain Theatre Company (RMTC). This is not his first stint in Birmingham or at the theater, which he now calls his theatrical home. In prior travels to Birmingham, Henry has directed the RMTC’s productions of Shout!, Les Miserables, and Big Fish; choreographed Dreamgirls and 13; and did the sound creation for MLK.
Elsewhere and in earlier times in Birmingham, Henry directed Peter and the Wolf and choreographed Snowgirl for the Birmingham Children’s Theatre; choreographed Peter Pan for the Birmingham Summerfest; and directed and choreographed Godspell for the Alabama Theatre. He credits contacts he made while enrolled in the theater department of Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) for several of these opportunities.
After BSC, Henry signed up for the conservatory program at Webster University in St. Louis, and later embarked on a career that would see him traveling the world as a theater artist, choreographer, director and educator.
In addition to many regional roles, his stage performances include roles in New York (Broadway) tours for Grease; national tours for Bye Bye Birdie! and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; and international tours for West Side Story and two world-premiere productions at the Prague and Edinburgh Theatre festivals. He has even made appearances on television’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Miss America Pageant, and Loving.
As a choreographer and/or director, Henry’s experience includes work for theaters in Atlanta (Alliance Theatre, 7 Stages Theatre, and Kennesaw State University), Miami (Coconut Grove Playhouse), Cincinnati (Cincinnati Conservatory of Music), and, again, St. Louis and Birmingham, plus theaters in Massachusetts, Michigan and Connecticut.
And, as an educator, Henry’s career includes eight years teaching as a choreographer and director for Kennesaw State University’s Department of Theatre, Performance Studies and Dance, and six years teaching and directing the theater program at Woodward Academy, an Atlanta-based K-12 private school. For two summers, Henry was a member of the theater faculty for the Governor’s Honors Program in Georgia.
In addition to the time he spent in the performing arts, Henry occasionally, along his career path, took time to meditate. He spent six months living in the mountains of Arizona learning how to meditate and play the guitar, and he ran a meditation center in the state of Delaware for a time following his time as an arts educator.