Scott Sanders is an Emmy Award and Tony Award- winning American television producer and theatrical producer. He is best known for the theatrical musical version of Alice Walker’s novel "The Color Purple," of which he was Lead Producer along with Oprah Winfrey, Quincy Jones, and Harvey Weinstein, for producing "Elaine Stritch: at Liberty," and for his work on numerous musical and theatrical productions.
Sanders grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida and was a 1975 graduate of Gibbs High School in Pinellas County, Florida, which at the time was undergoing court-ordered desegregation, and to which he was bused. He was Class President at Gibbs. He is a 1979 graduate of the University of Florida. During college he worked as an intern in the advertising department of the St. Petersburg Times.
Sanders married Brad D. Lamm in California in 2008 in a ceremony officiated by Alice Walker, who was ordained by Universal Ministries for the event.
Sanders began his career at Radio City Music Hall in New York, producing artists including Liberace, Sting, Diana Ross, and The Grateful Dead. He was Executive Producer there for 15 years and has been credited with reversing the venue’s steady decline