Harold Scott lectures at the University of Connecticut
- 1970 March 9
In 1972, Scott was appointed the artistic director of the Cincinnati Playhouse, becoming the first African American to head a major regional theatre. In 1978, Scott made his Broadway directorial debut with the show The Mighty Gents. This production featured a young Morgan Freeman for which he was nominated for a Tony Award. In 1995, Scott directed Avery Brooks in the Broadway production of Paul Robeson. Later that year he directed Tennessee Williams’ Garden District. Throughout the 1990s, Scott garnered more attention for his directing of A Raisin in the Sun, and the Old Settler. In addition, he also directed at Washington’s Stage Arena, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theater, the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, and Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre Company.
Existence and Location of Originals
Original audio recordings reside in the University of Connecticut, Black Experience in the Arts Collection, Archives & Special Collections, UConn Library.
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