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  1. 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…

  2. 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,…

  3. Actress and activist Christine Lahti (BA ’72, theatre) delivers the 2019 SMTD commencement address

    View a video of her speech here. Content warning: this speech contains adult language.

  4. SMTD senior’s production company amplifies unheard voices

      When Thomas Laub realized he wanted to work in theater for the rest of his life, he was surrounded by enamored theatergoers at a production of Guys and Dolls. “Everyone in their seat was having this shared experience of sitting and breathing together and watching and experiencing the same thing,” said the School of…

  5. Actress and alumna Christine Lahti will be SMTD’s commencement speaker

    Christine Lahti (BA ’72, theatre), a renowned actress of stage and screen, will be our featured speaker for the School of Music, Theatre & Dance Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 3, 2019, in Hill Auditorium. The doors at Hill open at 3:15 pm and the ceremony will begin promptly at 4:00 pm. No tickets are necessary.  A livestream will…