No stranger to the stage or screen, at just 14 Andy Scott Harris has more credits than many actors would dream of and has already worked alongside Hollywood greats like Tom Hanks, Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake. Treading the Hollywood boards as Cousin Kevin in The Who’s Tommy, this young man is causing quite a stir amongst critics and audiences alike.
The rock opera, one of the first ever written, was originally composed by Peter Townshend, debuted in 1969 and was ranked by Rolling Stone as one of the greatest of all times. The Los Angeles-based DOMA Theatre Company and director Hallie Baran have successfully revived this exciting production to a whole new younger generation of theatergoers. The Who’s Tommy has been receiving rave reviews with LA Splash praising the production saying it “has a powerful beat and unforgettable characters” and the Tolucan Times a “meaningful and thought provoking trip”.
Andy Scott Harris’ impressive resume includes Blockbusters Angels and Demons alongside Tom Hanks and Ewan McGregor, Columbia Pictures Bad Teacher alongside Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel, high rating TV shows House alongside Golden Globe winner Hugh Laurie and New Girl alongside Zoey Deschanel. He received the prestigious accolade of Best Young Artist for his role in Alone, winning him a Young Artist Award and also stars as Carl Williams in The Boarder alongside Dee Wallace. The Boarder, inspired by true stories, is a feature film that explores the heart breaking affect that Reactive Attachment Disorder has on a young boy and his adopted family.
This stellar young actor’s work has lead him to be called “splendid” by Stage Scene LA, a ‘show stopper’ by The Stage Struck Review and “superb” by Backstage. So it’s not surprising he shines as Cousin Kevin too. Not only did the Working Author call The Who’s Tommy “a great show and fine production”, but they also praise Andy saying he is “nicely nasty” as the abusive Cousin Kevin. With so much praise it is certainly looking like Andy Scott Harris is going to be the next big thing in Hollywood.