Cover of The Dramatist Season in Review 2022-2023
Broadway Show: Some Like It Hot with Scott Wittman
Scott Wittman by Bronwen Sharp for The Dramatist
Photo: Bronwen Sharp

What is a favorite memory from this season?

In between shows on a Wednesday in May, Marc [Shaiman] and I had been given the honor of having our portraits unveiled in the legendary Sardis. I had gone to Sardis often with my father as a child. In fact, the first time I ever felt tipsy was from eating the cherries from the multiple Manhattans he had for lunch. That Wednesday we were surrounded by our wonderful cast with friends new and old. Nathan Lane introduced us in his usual riotous fashion. Marc, at the piano started a sing along round the piano.

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Scott Wittman
Scott Wittman

is a Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Award-winning lyricist and director. Broadway: Hairspray, Catch Me If You Can, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Some Like It Hot. Television: Smash, Hairspray Live! Film: Oscar nominee for “The Place Were Lost Things Go” from Mary Poppins Returns. Concerts: Patti LuPone, Christine Ebersole, Nathan Lane, and Bette Midler. His 80’s Downtown shows are in the permanent collection of MOMA.