Umberto Scida received the title “musical Performer” at the “Bernstein School of Musical Theater” in Bologna. He furthered his studies in “Jazz Singing and Musical Performing” at the “Guildhall School of Music and Drama” in London. In 2012 Scide received the First Prize “ PREMIO OPERETTA 2012” with the motivation”Heir to the grand operatic tradition in Italy”. He is the leading Actor and Director of the Company “Teatro Al Massimo” in Palermo, under the Artistic Direction of Aldo Morgante and was the leading Actor and Director for ten years in the historica Comp agnia Italiana di Operette. In 2012 he cuts a CD “Songs & Melodies”, a brilliant medley of “swing” and themes from musicals and films. Scida representedItaly in Japan in 2008 at “Hit Songs Festival” with Italy’s classic and neopolitan songs. In 2006 he represented Italy atthe “Fiera Internazionale del Libro di Buenos Aires” under the high sponsorship of the Italian Emassy in Argentina. He won the “XV Concorso Nazionale Di Esecuzione Musicale Città di Cento”, in the section “Musica Jazz”, categoy “Solists”. Scida interpreted the following roles: Steve in “Rent”, produced by Luciano Pavarotti ; director, Michael Greif; soloist and so-protagonist in the musical “All the Jazz”; Ponzio Pilato in “Jesus Christ Superstar”, director, Massimo Romeo Piparo; il Duca in the musical “Moulin Rouge”, directed by Ivan Fabio Perna; Tom in “No, no, Nanette!”, with Annalisa Cucchiara, directed by Marcello Foschini.