SCOTT MICHAELSEN - VOCAL & MUSICAL DIRECTOR
Scott is a local pianist who has called Bend home for 28 years. He has been a music director for numerous productions in the Central Oregon area since 2012, with favorite highlights including Spamalot and Sweeney Todd (Stage Right Productions), Beauty and the Beast, Rock of Ages, Cats, and, most recently, Titanic (Thoroughly Modern Productions). This is Scott’s second show with Mejaski Choreography, following Kiss of the Spider Woman in January 2019. He has also in past years served as a music instructor for Trinity Lutheran School, played with the Central Oregon Mastersingers, accompanied students for various school and scholarship programs, composed and arranged music for plays and choirs, performed for Limelight Entertainment’s Cocktail Cabarets, and entertained the residents of retirement communities. In 2019-2021, Scott ventured away from home to serve as a music director at Post Playhouse in Crawford, Nebraska (Sister Act, A Year with Frog and Toad), Sierra Repertory Theatre in Sonora, California (Grease, Camelot), and Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota, Florida (original cabarets Unchained Melodies and Three Pianos). He hopes to continue travelling for work like this in the coming years. Into the Woods is a favorite of Scott’s, and it is a true pleasure to bring this show to life amidst actual trees with many beloved friends and colleagues, new and old, of the local community.