Scotty Arnold is a musical theatre writer. Born and raised in Palo Alto, California, he graduated cum laude from Santa Clara University with a double major in music and theatre arts in 2008. He then studied for a year at the academy for new musical theater in North Hollywood before moving to New York to attend Tisch School of the Arts’ Graduate Musical Theatre Writing program at NYU. He completed his MFA in 2011, receiving the Mel Silverman and Paulette Goddard scholarships. In 2012, he attended the Nautilus Composer Librettist Studio at New Dramatists.
His works include The Distant Land of my Father (San Jose Stage: Margaret Wingrove, dir.), The Veteran’s Wife (Colony Theatre: Scott Guy, dir.), Lost & Amp; Found (NYU: Susanna Gellert, dir.), The Wonderful Visit (NYU: Daniel Goldstein, dir.), Mortality Play (Ars Nova: West Hyler, dir.; Yale Institute for Musical Theatre: Mark Brokaw, dir.), and That Time We Found a Sasquatch in the Woods (Finger Lakes’ The Pitch).
While pursuing his writing, he’s been cutting his teeth working on American Idiot, Whisper House, Burnt Part Boys, Fun Home, Fortress of Solitude, A Blizzard on Marblehead Neck, Anna Bella Eema, Lucky Break, Bonfire Night, Pretty Filthy, Giant, Here Lies Love, Murder Ballad, Bright Star, The Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company, The Last Goodbye, and Rocky: The Musical.