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  1. U-M Bicentennial’s Fall Festival will feature “A-Maize-ing SMTD” concert and more

    The University of Michigan continues its Bicentennial celebrations over Homecoming weekend with the UMich200 Fall Festival, taking place Thursday, October 26 through Saturday, October 28. The focus will be on the next 100 years and what the University of Michigan will be as it moves forward. SMTD will again play a major role in the…

  2. SMTD welcomes new faculty

    The School of Music, Theatre & Dance is delighted to welcome new faculty in the departments of performing arts technology, strings, musical theatre, and voice. Anıl Çamci, Assistant Professor of Music, Performing Arts Technology Anıl Çamcı is an artist and researcher whose work investigates new tools and theories for multimodal worldmaking using a variety of media…

  3. U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance Alumni Shine at 2017 Tony Awards

    By Sydney Hawkins, U-M Manager of Communications for Arts & Culture This year’s 71st annual Tony Awards, which took place on June 11 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, produced many big moments for University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) alumni. Gavin Creel (BFA ’98, musical theatre), who…

  4. Alex/Alexis

    Eight turned out to be the magic number for Alex Michaels. He had auditioned for Logo TV’s Emmy Award-winning reality competition series RuPaul’s Drag Race seven times before as his drag persona, Alexis Michelle. But he hit the jackpot on his eighth try. “I’ve been doing drag a long time [14 years], but only full-time…

  5. Alumni receive Tony nominations

    The 2017 Tony Award nominations were announced on May 2, and SMTD was well represented. Dear Evan Hansen, with music and lyrics by musical theatre alumni Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (both class of 2006) garnered nine nominations, including Best Musical and Best Original Score. The other nominations are for Best Director of a Musical (Michael Greif); Best…