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  1. SMTD Alumni nominated for 2019 Grammy Awards

    Once again, alumni of University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance have been nominated for multiple Grammy Awards. Veteran Grammy winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (both BFA ’06, musical theatre) return to the nominees’ list for 2019 in two categories: Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media for the film The Greatest Showman…

  2. No. 1 ranking for U-M’s entrepreneurship program

    by Nicholas Gallo The University of Michigan captured the No. 1 spot on the undergraduate entrepreneurship programs rankings published by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. The university’s graduate-level program was also ranked in the top 10. “This No. 1 ranking reflects the collaborative, broad and diverse nature of entrepreneurship across the University of Michigan,”…

  3. Alumna Dominique Morisseau Named a 2018 MacArthur Fellow

    Playwright Dominique Morisseau (BFA ’00, theatre) was one of 25 distinguished individuals selected to receive a 2018 MacArthur Fellowship. Also known as the MacArthur “Genius Grant,”  the $625,000, no-strings-attached award is presented to “extraordinarily talented and creative individuals as an investment in their potential.” In announcing her award, the MacArthur Foundation said Morisseau “uses lyrical dialogue…

  4. Alumnus David Gier named dean of SMTD

    David A. Gier, professor and director of the University of Iowa School of Music, has been appointed dean of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance. His appointment, approved Thursday by the Board of Regents, is effective Oct. 1 and runs through Sept. 30, 2023. Gier, who also was named the Paul…

  5. SMTD Alumni Receive Emmy Nominations

    Darren Criss, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, and Christina Reynolds, all graduates of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD), have received 2018 Emmy Award nominations. Darren Criss (BFA ’09, theatre performance) was nominated as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his role as Andrew Cunanan in The Assassination Of Gianni…