Scott Hershman, String Bass/Stage Crew
Scott spent his school years in the music wing, either on the stage or behind the scenes. He went on to study Theater Lighting at SUNY Purchase. Upon graduation he worked in Community, Regional and Broadway theaters, eventually travelling through the Caribbean as a resident lighting designer with Club Med. Returning to New York , Scott obtained his masters degree in Architectural Lighting from Parsons School of Design. As a partner in the firm of Fisher Marantz Stone, he designed several high profile award-winning projects including the Radio City Music Hall restoration, the Getty Center , Chek Lap Kok Airport and Barcelona Museum of Art. After 20 years, Scott left the consulting side of the lighting industry to try his hand at manufacturing. He is currently the Vice President for Product Design and Development for Specialty Lighting Industries. Scott made time for the bass again in 1998 and has performed regularly with a number of bands. A fan of rockabilly, he never misses an opportunity to slap the doghouse. Scott lives in Northern Westchester with his wife and teenager daughters Julie and Melanie. Scott is especially grateful to Alison, a woman whose support included agreeing to spend their 21st wedding anniversary at the Harbor JHS Jazz Ensemble Reunion/Performance.
Scott is currently "Slammin' Scotty" with the Cadillac Daddys.
Beginning as a valued member of Dr. Z's Baldwin Harbor JHS Stage Crew, Scott has become an internationally-known lighting designer [New York’s Chrysler Building, New Year’s Eve Ball, Radio City Music Hall restoration, Hong Kong Airport, etc. etc.]
Also in the Daily News article on the restoration of Radio City Music Hall, read the opening paragraph and then scroll down to read "The Lamplighter."