This week, Broadway.com’s Gotta Dance! series showcases Eric Sciotto, an exuberant music hall performer in the Roundabout Theatre Company revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Sciotto, who made his Broadway debut in the revival of Annie Get Your Gun starring Bernadette Peters, can’t help but get emotional when he remembers singing onstage with the Tony winner for the first time. As an aspiring young dancer in Canton, Ohio, Sciotto dreamed of being a “Gene Kelly/Fred Astaire hybrid” and was encouraged by his supportive parents to join the local community theater before making it big on Broadway. Click below to find out why Sciotto calls his Gotta Dance! photo shoot with Matthew Murphy “a party being thrown for me,” then see him bring The Mystery of Edwin Drood to life at Studio 54.
Watch the video below to find out how Sciotto danced his way from Canton, Ohio, to Broadway!
About the Photographer
Matthew Murphy is a New York City-based photographer specializing in theater and dance. His work appears regularly in the Arts and Leisure section of The New York Times and additional credits include Bravo TV, New York Magazine, Vanity Fair, The Village Voice, Dance Magazine, The Financial Times and The New York Post. He is a former member of American Ballet Theatre. For more information visit MurphyMade.com.
Additional Credits: Hair & makeup by Alex Michaels; Styling by David Withrow; Production Assistants: Kevin Thomas Garcia and Matt Tolbert; Photo Post Production: Matthew Murphy