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  1. SMTD Welcomes New Faculty for the 2019-20 Academic Year

    The 2019-20 academic year brings a celebrated group of artists and pedagogues to the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance as the School’s newest faculty members. SMTD is delighted to welcome Amir Eldan (cello), Amy E. Hughes (theatre arts), Geoff Packard (theatre & drama), Kirk Severtson (opera), and Lynne Shankel (musical theatre). Additionally, Professor…

  2. SMTD video wins Michigan Emmy

    Congratulations to Chris Boyes, SMTD’s videographer and broadcast media specialist, and former director of communications Marilou Carlin on winning the Michigan EMMY Chapter – NATAS in the “Arts & Entertainment” category for SMTD’s video on Professor Patricia Hall’s research on a foxtrot titled “The Most Beautiful Time of Life.”

  3. Alumna Celia Keenan-Bolger Wins Tony Award

    Musical Theatre alumna Celia Keenan-Bolger (BFA ’00, musical theatre) received a 2019 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play for her critically acclaimed performance as Scout Finch in Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway. She received the award on the nationally broadcast 73rd Annual Tony Awards,…

  4. Bringing Broadway’s Best

    Michael McElroy was SMTD’s latest Broadway Artist in Residence, thanks to the Benard L. Maas Foundation When Vincent Cardinal was a student teacher at Shaker Heights High School in Ohio, he cast 10th-grader Michael McElroy in Runaways by Elizabeth Swados. That was back in 1981. “Michael had the musical line that opened the show. At…

  5. SMTD voice student’s short film invited to Cannes Film Festival

      A debut film by SMTD voice student Hayley Tibbenham was invited to be part of the upcoming 2019 Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner. Last spring in a creative writing course at the U-M, Tibbenham began writing a scene that would become the beginnings of a short film. After creating one scene for class,…