Justin Guarini - Director

From the tender age of 4 years old, when he was accepted into the prestigious Atlanta Boys Choir program, Justin has been in love with entertainment. Over the past 20 years, Justin has entertained hundreds of millions of fans all over the world. From his breakout run on the groundbreaking first season of American Idol (performing live, in front of 30 million viewers each week and finishing 2nd overall), touring across America in sold out arenas of 30,000 screaming fans, to starring in 7 musicals and plays in principal roles on Broadway, to hosting live televised red carpet events for the Grammys/Emmys/Tonys, to his award winning 7-year long commercial campaign as the lovable “Lil’ Sweet” for Dr. Pepper, to sharing his hard-won entertainment expertise in his best selling book “Audition Secrets”…Justin prides himself on delivering a diverse, memorable, and outstanding entertainment experience for everyone he serves.

Austin J. Foster - Book

Austin J. Foster was born and raised in southern California, where he currently lives. At the early age of four he was cast in a featured role on the hit Television show Friends. Thanks to the dedication of his parents he spent the next 14 years doing background and featured roles across Television, Movies, and Commercials. Having never given up on his dream of working in the Entertainment industry, he began writing and a new passion was born. He has written a variety of short films, short stories, spec-scripts, and more. Austin has a strong background on the stage as well, having been involved in Theater from a young age, where he spent summers working with the local theaters.

Austin is very excited to bring you the world of Next Big Hit very soon!

Scott Evan Davis - Music and Lyrics

Scott Evan Davis is a multi-award-winning Composer and Lyricist based in NYC. After working as an actor around the U.S., he began composing in 2010. Davis has since gained international recognition in the worlds of musical theatre and cabaret. Scott has performed concerts of his music at Birdland Jazz Club in NYC, The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., as well as London, Dublin, Australia, and all around the U.S. His songs have been performed at Feinstein's 54 Below, The Metropolitan Room, Don't Tell Mama's, The Duplex, as well as internationally in high schools and colleges.

Scott's debut album, Cautiously Optimistic, features Broadway talents such as Liz Callaway, Faith Prince, Daniel Reichard, Nikki Renee Daniels as well as others from the worlds of Broadway and cabaret. In the Huffington Post review of Cautiously Optimistic, David Finkle listed Scott among five "must see and must know" emerging writers. His second album NEXT, released in 2016, features performers such as Karen Mason, Robert Cuccioli, Joshua Colley, Derek Klena and Lisa Howard.

In addition to the upcoming Indigo, Scott's theatre work includes two theatrical revues of his songs, Picture Perfect, which debuted at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival in Australia and was subsequently performed in London's West End at the St. James Theatre, and Fragments, premiering in NYC in June 2018. His musical Powerful Day, which was written with and for autistic children at PS94 on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, won Musical Theatre International's prestigious Courage in Theatre Award. Recently, these students were selected to attend the Junior Theatre Festival, and won the Spirit of Theatre Award as well as an award for Best Ensemble. Scott's work with the students of PS94 was featured in a segment on CBS News, as well as a feature length documentary called Spectrum of Hope, produced by Musical Theatre International. (MTI)

Scott's most known song, "If the World Only Knew," has been viewed almost 300,000 times on YouTube for its social message. It's been covered countless times, including performances at Broadway's Gershwin Theater and at Australia's 2017 Schools Spectacular.

James Blount - Additional Materials

James was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ where he spent the better part of 20 years learning and acting in various theatrical productions around the Phoenix area. Starting in 2011, James decided to pursue Producing Theatre after discovering the other various aspects did not appease his creativity the way he seemed fit. He moved to San Diego, CA and produced two shows back to back for a Halloween festival held in downtown back in 2015. After those shows he moved up to Huntington Beach, CA where he met Austin and with their powers combined came up with two full length musicals Next Big Hit!