The American designer (1961-2017) earned a bachelor’s degree in theater at Brown University and an M.F.A. in theater from New York University. He was already designing challenging repertoire as a student and first worked as a professional costume designer with New York’s Cubiculo Theater (The Yellow Wallpaper, 1986). He subsequently created costumes for other New York companies, including the Raft Theatre, Riverwest Theatre, Capitol Rep, Perry Street Theatre, LaMaMa Experimental Theatre Club, The Acting Company the Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival, and Vineyard Theatre. His work was also seen in productions by the Great Lakes Theatre Festival, and the Philadelphia Drama Guild. Scott’s opera productions included Turandot (Opera at Florham in New Jersey), La cenerentola (Juilliard Opera Center), Norma and Tosca (both for Minnesota Opera), and The Barber of Seville (Washington National Opera). He also designed for American Ballet Theatre and the New York City Ballet. Czech skating champion Tomas Verner wore costumes designed by Scott at the 2007 World Championships in Japan and at the 2014 Winter Olympics.