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  1. Delivering The Goods

    One day a homicidal politico with vengeance issues, the next a sweet and supportive father raising two daughters on his own. Thus goes the life of Matt Letscher, whose ability to inhabit any role has made him one of Hollywood’s go-to character actors. With more than 40 television roles in 20 years-many of them recurring-along…

  2. Technology Takes the Stage

    There is much about the study and performance of music, theatre, and dance in the new millennium that hasn’t changed in centuries: talent, practice, knowledge, inspiration, and passion are still essential ingredients that drive the performing arts. Yet while these elements remain constant, in recent years performing arts technologies have evolved in unprecedented ways. As…

  3. 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…

  4. 2013 SMTD Commencement Award Winners Announced

    Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 Commencement Awards from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance. The Albert A. Stanley Medal is the highest honor awarded by the School of Music, Theatre & Dance. It commemorates the long and distinguished service of Albert A. Stanley, Director of the School of Music…