SCOTT EVAN DAVIS - Scott Evan Davis is a New York City-based composer/lyricist/teaching artist. After working as an actor around the country, he began composing in 2010, and since then has gained widespread recognition in the worlds of musical theatre and cabaret. As a teacher, Scott has worked throughout NYC for the past 20 years, as well as master classes internationally. His speciality is teaching “acting through a song”. Helping students find their personal connection through musical theatre repertoire, preparing them for auditions and helping them choose material that best suits them.
As a composer, Scott has performed concerts of his music at Birdland and Don't Tell Mama's in NYC, as well as in Washington D.C. at the Kennedy Center, in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, London, Dublin, Australia, and all around the U.S. In addition, his songs have been performed at Feinstein’s, 54 Below, the Metropolitan Room, Birdland, Don't Tell Mama's and the Duplex, as well as internationally in high schools and colleges.
Scott's debut album, Cautiously Optimistic, features Broadway talent such as Liz Callaway, Faith Prince, Daniel Reichard, Nikki Renee Daniels as well as others from the worlds of Broadway and cabaret. In a review of Cautiously Optimistic in the Huffington Post, David Finkle listed Scott among five “must see and must know” emerging writers. His second album NEXT, released in 2016, features performers such as Karen Mason, Robert Cuccioli, Joshua Colley, Derek Klena and Lisa Howard. Both albums are released on the Soniclandscapes label, and are available on iTunes.
In addition to the upcoming Indigo, Scott’s theatre work includes a theatrical revue of his songs, Picture Perfect, which debuted at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival in Australia and was subsequently performed in London's West End at the St. James Theatre. His musical Powerful Day, which was written with and for autistic children at PS94 on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, won Musical Theatre International's prestigious Courage in Theatre Award. Recently, these students were selected to attend the Junior Theatre Festival, and won the Spirit of Theatre Award as well as an award for Best Ensemble. Scott’s work with the students of PS94 was featured in a segment on CBS News.
Scott’s awards include the 2017 MAC award for Best Song, the 2012 Broadway World award for Best Original Song for “If We Say Goodbye,” and the 2016 ASCAP GORNEY award for his song “If the World Only Knew” for its social message. The original video for "If The World Only Knew" has been viewed well over 200,000 times on YouTube, and has been covered countless times, including performances at Broadway's Gershwin Theater and at Australia's 2017 Schools Spectacular.
Scott Evan Davis