Timothy Scott (actor, born 1955)

Timothy Scott Schnell (September 15, 1955[citation needed]–February 24, 1988), often credited as Timothy Scott, was an American Broadway actor and dancer. He was born in Morton Grove, Illinois to parents, Richard and Rosemary.[1] He died of AIDS-related complications in Los Angeles at age 32.[2][3]

He portrayed Mr. Mistoffelees in the original 1982 production of a Broadway musical, Cats "for about 18 months."[4] He appeared in both the Broadway stage and the film versions of another musical, A Chorus Line. He appeared in other theatre works, like Dancin' and King of Hearts. He appeared in other films and television, including Baryshnikov in Hollywood, Captain EO, the 1980 Academy Awards and commercials.[1]

Scott lived with his partner, film editor Norman Buckley.[3][5]


  1. ^ a b "Timothy Scott Schnell - originated Cats role". Chicago Sun-Times. February 28, 1988. p. 57. Record no. CHI281629.
  2. ^ "Deaths Elsewhere". St. Petersburg Times. March 3, 1988. p. 7B. Record no. 194.
  3. ^ a b "Obituaries: Timothy Scott, 32; Danced in Hit 'Cats'". Los Angeles Times. 1 March 1988.
  4. ^ "Other deaths...: Timothy Scott". Bluefield Daily Telegraph. Associated Press. March 2, 1988. p. A-2 – via NewspaperArchive.com.
  5. ^ Lowry, Mark (August 23, 2013). "Applause 2013: The Texas diva". Dallas Voice. Retrieved December 19, 2018.

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