M. Scott Spalding grew up in a musical family in Denver, Colorado, where he began singing and acting professionally in 1990. Since then he has performed in hundreds of concerts and stage productions across North America, including the 48 contiguous states and most of Canada. Scott’s repertoire ranges from classical and operetta to jazz, pop and rock. He is thrilled to be completing his first season as a tenor with the Seattle Symphony Chorale.
Favorite classical chorale repertoire includes the Mozart Requiem, Carmina Burana, and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms. Scott’s diverse experience in musical theater includes productions of Bernstein’s Candide, Phantom of the Opera, Gilbert & Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore, Evita, The Who’s Tommy, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
His favorite role was Pontius Pilate in the record-breaking national tour of Jesus Christ Superstar, starring Ted Neeley and Carl Anderson from the motion picture. Scott later performed the show again in Hollywood starring Ted Neeley, Ben Vereen substituting for the late Mr. Anderson, Yvonne Elliman, and Barry Dennen, all the original stars from stage and screen.
Scott loves jazz and is fluent in the Great American Songbook. He particularly loves the songs of Gershwin, Rodgers & Hart, and Cole Porter. For five years, he was the lead singer, as well as guitarist and keyboardist, in a David Bowie tribute band. As a recording artist, Scott has completed five albums and has performed for numerous soundtrack and commercial jingle sessions.
Scott currently lives in the Seattle area with his wife Mariko and a very large cat named Yuki.