Scott Michaels

Artistic Director

This marks Scott’s 8th season as the Artistic Director of the Wagon Wheel Theatre.  Prior to that he spent 12 seasons as their resident Choreographer/Director on nearly 100 productions. During that time he spent 4 years as the resident Director/Choreographer at the Armory Theatre in Janseville, Wisconsin. In his free time he continues to work with high schools and colleges all over the Midwest directing, choreographing, and running countless workshops and master classes. Scott’s work on Cats at Arrowhead H.S. in Hartland, Wisconsin won USA Today’s award for Best High School Musical in the country for 2008. 

Scott spent 2 years as an adjunct faculty member at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL as the Musical Theatre Dance Teacher.  He has over 25 years of performing experience from Chicago to Regional theatre. Scott has performed all over the country and Japan, and enjoyed a 2-year tour as a back-up singer for Perry Como.  “Thank you to the Warsaw Community for welcoming me and my new wife Jen to your family.  As a Non-Profit organization we wouldn’t be here without the support of the board of Directors, the staff, Directors club members, subscribers, and anyone who has ever worked or seen a show at the Wagon Wheel, YOU have made this all possible!!!!”