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  1. 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…

  2. SMTD presents symposium and performance event focused on sexual misconduct in the performing arts

    The U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) will present an event titled “Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct Awareness and Prevention in the Performing Arts” on Tuesday, February 26 at 6 p.m. The free event is open to the entire U-M community and the public; registration is recommended through Eventbrite. It takes place in Hankinson Rehearsal…

  3. SMTD Alumni win 2019 Grammy Awards

    Once again, alumni of University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance have won multiple Grammy Awards. The ceremony was held Sunday, February 10, 2019. Veteran Grammy winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (both BFA ’06, musical theatre) took home “Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media” for the film The Greatest Showman. The songwriting…

  4. Winter 2019 Performing Arts EXCELerator Fellows announced

    The University of Michigan’s latest cohort of Performing Arts EXCELerator Fellows have been announced. Hosted by the EXCEL Lab at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD), this incubator program provides training, exclusive access to industry mentors, and up to $5000 in seed money for four ventures that aim to make a significant impact…

  5. Going Hollywood: Musical Theatre alums on screen

    Broadway may be the primary destination for graduates of SMTD’s Department of Musical Theatre, but success is also regularly found Off Broadway, on national and regional tours, and on screen as well.