Michael Scott appeared on stage pre-lockdown as Bunthorne in Kirkcaldy G&S Society’s production of Patience. He then directed and designed Aristophanes’ Greek comedy Women in Parliament, sung with contemporary music, before working as choreographer and movement director for Opera Bohemia’s Merry Widow, which had an 18-venue tour of Scotland before covid hit.
Michael loves working in all aspects of theatre. He had a successful career as a dancer, beginning with London City Ballet and Scottish Ballet. Highlights include tap-dancing as a bellhop in English National Opera’s Mikado; Cossack dancing at Princess Diana’s fund-raising party held at her family home, Spencer House; flamenco dancing in the world’s largest production of Carmen with José Carreras; and knocking both Carreras and Placido Domingo to the floor of the stage of the Royal Opera House.
In the past ten years, Michael has done a lot of amateur work including choreographing for Fife Opera, singing Perchik in Southern Light Opera’s Fiddler on the Roof at the King’s Theatre, Edinburgh, and General Deelah in Edinburgh G&S’s Cups and Saucers. He also acted in Edinburgh Grad’s two-hander that won the 2018 week-long One-Act Play competition held at the Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh.
[from the 2023 programme]
Appearances with Dunfermline Gilbert & Sullivan Society
|Lord Chancellor (and Director)
|The Pirates of Penzance