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  1. Creating the 21st Century Artist

    Hector Flores Komatsu hadn’t planned on spending last summer in Paris. The theatre directing major was wrapping up his sophomore year at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance in April when he received a call telling him that he had been selected for a paid internship with Théâtre de la Ville, a celebrated French…

  2. Performing Arts in the Digital Age

    Through dynamic multidisciplinary courses, SMTD is helping prepare students for 21st century careers For hundreds of years, music, theatre, and dance was experienced only by attending a live performance. But the 20th and 21st centuries permanently changed that paradigm, beginning with audio recordings and soon followed by film, television, and the Internet. Today, digital media…

  3. A Steady Rise to the Top

    After 11 years of hard work and a stream of roles, Brynn O’Malley is Broadway’s brightest new star. Brynn O’Malley is about to embark on an extended honeymoon…on Broadway. The 2003 musical theatre graduate is starring in Honeymoon in Vegas, a new musical based on the 1992 film, now in previews, which opens January 15….

  4. Securely Talented

    Barrett Foa plays a techno-geek on TV, but is never far from his musical theatre roots. Barrett Foa (BFA ’99) never expected to enjoy the security of anything resembling a nine-to-five job. Like most musical theatre graduates, he lived the “gypsy” lifestyle of a Broadway actor/singer/dancer for the first 10 years of his performance career,…

  5. Learning From the Best–A Student Celebration of SMTD Faculty

    Like many School of Music, Theatre & Dance students, Henry Nettleton, a musical theatre junior, chose U-M based on the faculty. While in high school, he attended SMTD’s “MPulse” summer program for musical theatre, run by Department of Musical Theatre chair Brent Wagner. “I was astounded at Professor Wagner’s scholarship and specificity, and his attention…