John Scoullar

Stage Manager, Performer


Born: July 26, 1949
Providence, Rhode Island

Died: March 25, 2011
Providence, Rhode Island

Obituary: John Scoullar, a composer, lyricist, playwright and performer, died on March 25 2011, his partner Bradshaw Smith said. He had been battling skin cancer. He was 61.

Mr. Scoullar, born in Providence, RI, on July 26, 1949, wrote, with Rick Cummins, the musical and dramatic adaptations of Antoine St. Exupery's The Little Prince.

With playwright Joseph Kavanagh he wrote Old Fashion Bargain Days, Canticle at Hartman Conservatory Theatre, the musicals The Legend of Finn McCool and Hello, Dears, in which he starred in at the Players Theatre. He was choreographer of Playwrights Horizons' Leander Stillwell; he appeared in Off-Broadway presentations of God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, The Crazy Locomotive and The Hot L Baltimore.

Mr. Scoullar began his performing career at the age of 12 with the American tour of the Bolshoi Ballet and made his Broadway debut as assistant stage manager of Over Here, a musical that starred the Andrew Sisters. He was also in the original Broadway production of King of Hearts.

He is survived by his son, Nick, daughter-in-law Faryl, his partner Bradshaw Smith. Donations can be made in his name to his favorite charity Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS.



Playbill Cover - King of Hearts King of Hearts
Oct. 22, 1978 - Dec. 3, 1978
Joe Performer
Playbill Cover - Over Here! Over Here!
Mar. 6, 1974 - Jan. 4, 1975
Assistant Stage Manager
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