Fine & Performing Arts
Scott S. Anderson (1957-)
Scott S. Anderson was born in Ogden, Utah. He graduated from Jordan High School in Salt Lake City, where he was student body president, quarterback on the football team, and awarded best actor in the state with a performing scholarship at BYU. He opted for a leadership and football scholarship to Dixie College. After a brief football career, he played tennis and immersed himself in the theater and speech departments. After serving an LDS mission in the Netherlands, he returned to Dixie College, where he received several national and regional honors in forensics for acting as well as speech. He received the Best Actor award for his role as “Oscar Madison” in “The Odd Couple,” the Best Supporting Actor award for “Judd” in “Oklahoma” and in 1978, he received the Most Outstanding Performance award for his portrayal of “Tom Wingfield” in Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie.” During his summers at Dixie, Scott performed in three seasons with the Pioneer Court House Players, where he played over 16 different roles. After graduating from Dixie, Scott went on to further his education at the University of Utah, where he majored in Theater Teaching with a minor in Communication.Accepting a job as a professional seminar speaker, Scott traveled the world for 10 years, lecturing and motiviating individuals on a variety of topics, until he founded his own company, the Web Resources Group, in 1997. His company has trained thousands of people in how to utilize the internet for e-commerce. Scott also produced and artistically directed several shows for the Triad Outdoor Summer Theater. Through the years, Scott has acted and directed over 100 productions – from small dinner theater to regional touring shows, feature films, television, and radio commercials. He has also written the play, “The Best Two Years of My Life,” and the musical, “The Best Two Years,” which was critically acclaimed in several national publications and was selected as Best of Festival in the Sarasota International Film Festival. Scott is currently in production on two more films. In 2004, Scott joined the Tuacahn Center for the Arts as artistic director, overseeing such productions as “Beauty and the Beast,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “South Pacific,” “Peter Pan” (which he also directed), “Cats,” “Tarzan,” and “The Little Mermaid.” Scott lives in Bloomington, Utah, and has three children.