Scott Evans, Artistic Director

Scott Evans

Artistic Director

Scott was named Artistic Director of Somerled Arts in 2016 after several years serving as Creative Advisor for theatrical projects. He has been Creative Mentor for new works at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, Associate Producer for the Theatre Guild, and Creative Content Manager for Evolution, an immersive production developed by International Theatre Works for Shenzhen and Guangzhou, China.

Directing Credits: Off-Broadway, he was Assistant Director for the New York premieres of Jeffrey Hatcher’s Ten Chimneys (starring Byron Jennings and Carolyn McCormick) and Jim Henry’s 7th Monarch, as well as the revival of Sidney Howard’s The Silver Cord. Regionally, he was Assistant Director for the world premieres of Gut Bucket Blues and Shakin’ The Rafters, both written by David H. Bell for Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre in Atlanta, and he assisted John Tillinger on Eleanor (starring Jean Stapleton) at the Helen Hayes Performing Arts Center. Other directing credits include regional productions of The Ruby Sunrise, Biloxi Blues, The Foreigner, and The Fantasticks; and developmental readings of The Museum of Broken Relationships at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center’s National Music Theatre Conference and Theatre Aspen’s New Works Festival.

Acting Credits: Scott was in the Off-Broadway revivals of Room Service and The Man Who Came To Dinner. His regional work includes roles at Ford’s Theatre, Pittsburgh CLO, Tennessee Rep, Bethesda Theatre/Nederlander Worldwide, Arrow Rock Lyceum, and the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, among others. Additional credits include the National Tour of Patsy! and promotional host for NBC’s “Three Wishes”.

Scott is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and a member of NAMT (National Alliance for Musical Theatre).

Wendy Macdonald, Executive Director

Wendy Macdonald

Executive Director

Wendy attended the Berklee College of Music and is a graduate of The Broadway League's Commercial Theater Institute 14-Week Producing Intensive (Spring 2011). As a freelance musician, Wendy toured the U.S., Canada, Europe, South America, Japan, and Taiwan with the Artie Shaw Orchestra, Harry James Orchestra, Benny Goodman Tribute Orchestra, and Makoto Ozone Big Band. She has also performed with major artists including Tony Bennett, Natalie Cole, Rosemary Clooney, Paul Anka, Johnny Mathis, The Temptations, The Four Tops and Manhattan Transfer. During her 30 years as a musician Wendy played in the pit orchestra for hundreds of musicals throughout New England, and was a member of The American Federation of Musicians.