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  1. SMTD Welcomes New Faculty for the 2019-20 Academic Year

    The 2019-20 academic year brings a celebrated group of artists and pedagogues to the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance as the School’s newest faculty members. SMTD is delighted to welcome Amir Eldan (cello), Amy E. Hughes (theatre arts), Geoff Packard (theatre & drama), Kirk Severtson (opera), and Lynne Shankel (musical theatre). Additionally, Professor…

  2. UMS Announces the 2019-20 Cohort of 21St Century Artist Interns

    The University Musical Society (UMS) and the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) EXCEL Lab are proud to announce the 2019-20 cohort of 21st Century Artist Interns. These five students, all SMTD undergraduates, will spend the summer working with a professional dance, theater, or music ensemble that UMS will present during the 2019-20…

  3. Oh, THAT Guy! – David Paymer

    Everyone knows character actor David Paymer. They just don’t know they do. Mention actor David Paymer to the average person and you might get a blank stare. Even if you list some of the dozens of films or TV shows in which he’s been featured – from his earliest days, in shows like Barney Miller,…

  4. 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.

  5. A stage management student takes her skills to Broadway

      Last March, senior stage management major Berrit Keller had a unique opportunity to get a head start on her career when she joined the production team for a development lab of a new musical. The Heart of Rock and Roll, inspired by the music of the 80s pop group Huey Lewis and the News,…