Great Storytellers Presents Scott Sanders, Feb. 6, 2020
Scott Sanders, B.S. Advertising 1979 and 2006 Hall of Fame, is an Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award-winning, film, television and theater producer.
In 2007, Sanders founded Scott Sanders Productions, an independent theater, film, television, music, live-event and experiential entertainment production company. Its productions have grossed nearly $1-billion worldwide.
Sanders’ work has earned him two Tony Awards, an Emmy Award and a Grammy Award. He won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical as lead producer of The Color Purple and the 2017 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album (The Color Purple, featuring Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Hudson and Danielle Brooks).
In addition to his credit as lead producer of the 11 Tony Award-nominated hit original 2005 Broadway production of The Color Purple, he is widely credited with the historic turnaround of Radio City Music Hall. Additional credits include Elaine Stritch: At Liberty, which won the 2002 Tony Award, and the HBO special of “Elaine Stritch: At Liberty,” which won two Emmy Awards, including one for Sanders for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special as well as the first ever Broadway revival of Evita, starring Ricky Martin, Elena Roger and Michael Cerveris. Sanders partnered with Queen Latifah in a groundbreaking music partnership to record and produce her first vocal album, The Dana Owens Album, which is approaching platinum sales status and received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album.
He also produced the Tony Award-nominated Broadway production Dame Edna: Back With a Vengeance and pop star Josh Groban’s Broadway debut in a concert version of Chess at the New Amsterdam Theatre. Sanders also launched film and television powerhouse Mandalay Entertainment with partner and chairman Peter Guber and served as president of Mandalay Television, executive producing six network series – in association with Columbia TriStar – including ABC’s “Cupid” with Jeremy Piven and the WB’s “Young Americans” with Kate Bosworth.