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Michael Smuin

 
Michael Smuin Headshot
Date of Death: April 23, 2007

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1962
Dancer
Newsboy

Productions

 
[West End, 1995]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1990]
Director/Choreographer
Choreographer
Director
 
[West End, 1989]
Choreographer
 
[US Tour, 1988]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1988]
Choreographer
Director
 
[Broadway, 1987]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1981]
Choreographer
Director
 
[US Tour, 1971]
Choreographer

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1962
Dancer

Newsboy

Productions

[West End, 1995]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1990]
Director/Choreographer

Choreographer

Director

[West End, 1989]
Choreographer

[US Tour, 1988]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1988]
Choreographer

Director

[Broadway, 1987]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1981]
Choreographer

Director

[US Tour, 1971]
Choreographer


Michael Smuin Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1988 - Best Choreography Gold Star
Michael Smuin, Anything Goes
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1987 - Outstanding Choreography Gold Star
Michael Smuin, Anything Goes
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1981 - Best Choreography Gold Star
Michael Smuin, Sophisticated Ladies
 
Tony Awards - 1981 - Best Choreography
Michael Smuin, Sophisticated Ladies
 
Tony Awards - 1981 - Best Direction of a Musical
Michael Smuin, Sophisticated Ladies

Michael Smuin News

Smuin Contemporary Ballet Announces First-Ever Early Bird Summer Intensive for Pre-Pr Photo Smuin Contemporary Ballet Announces First-Ever Early Bird Summer Intensive for Pre-Professional Dancers
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2022

Smuin Contemporary Ballet has announced its first-ever Early Bird Summer Intensive for pre-professional dancers. This four-day program, open to dancers aged 14-22, allows students to dive deeper into their artistry, learning directly from Smuin’s company artists.

New Ballet 5th Annual FAST FORWARD Contemporary Ballet Announced at Hammer Theatre Ce Photo New Ballet 5th Annual FAST FORWARD Contemporary Ballet Announced at Hammer Theatre Center
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 15, 2022

Fast Forward provides the opportunity for award-winning and cutting-edge choreographers, both local and from around the country, to experiment. Choreographers Amy Seiwert, Duncan Cooper, Marika Brussel, Mariana Sobral and Dalia Rawson are creating brand new works that push the boundaries of classical ballet. Set to music ranging from classical to singer-songwriters performing live, this program will treat audiences to a fast-paced evening of new contemporary ballet, often described by the dancers as their favorite program of the season.

Smuin Contemporary Ballet Wraps Up 28th Season with DANCE SERIES 2: P.S. FOREVER SMUI Photo Smuin Contemporary Ballet Wraps Up 28th Season with DANCE SERIES 2: P.S. FOREVER SMUIN
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 11, 2022

Smuin Contemporary Ballet wraps up its 28th season with the vibrant program, Dance Series 2: P.S. Forever Smuin, featuring four diverse ballets from established dancemakers and rising choreographic voices, with performances in San Francisco, Mountain View, and Carmel.

Patsy Cline Meets Ballet In Smuin's DANCE SERIES 1 Photo Patsy Cline Meets Ballet In Smuin's DANCE SERIES 1
by Stephi Wild - Jan 13, 2022

Smuin Contemporary Ballet launches the new year with Dance Series 1: Love Smuin, a diverse program featuring the Company Premiere of internationally acclaimed choreographer Gina Patterson's poignant You Are Here, plus two lauded works by former Smuin Choreographer-in-Residence Amy Seiwert: a charming tribute to country legend Patsy Cline in Dear Miss Cline, and Been Through Diamonds, a neo-classical look at relationships between four couples showcasing Seiwert's geometrically inventive movement.

Smuin's THE CHRISTMAS BALLET Returns To Stages Around The Bay Area Next Month Photo Smuin's THE CHRISTMAS BALLET Returns To Stages Around The Bay Area Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Oct 29, 2021

Smuin Contemporary Ballet announces its first live, in-theatre performances in nearly two years with the welcome return of The Christmas Ballet, a longtime Bay Area favorite heralding the holidays. Offering something for everyone, the joyous program features two acts packed to the brim with breathtaking classical ballet and festive contemporary numbers, set to holiday tunes and incorporating ballet, tap, jazz, and swing.

Smuin Announces Dancers Joining Company For 21/22 Season
by Stephi Wild - Sep 29, 2021

As it returns to live performances, Smuin Contemporary Ballet announces the addition of four new dancers: Stéphano Candreva, Marc LaPierre, Yuri Rogers, and Claire Buehler, who is an apprentice this season.

PINOCCHIO, ZORRO!, and More Celebrated SMUIN Works Presented Virtually Next Month Photo PINOCCHIO, ZORRO!, and More Celebrated SMUIN Works Presented Virtually Next Month
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 26, 2021

Smuin Contemporary Ballet will launch its 28th season with a thrilling throwback to audience favorites by its late founder in Limitless Michael Smuin: A Virtual Series, a look at four beautiful, archived ballets presented online with interactive watch parties and panel discussions with special guests.

Smuin Announces Return To Theatres With Patsy Cline Ballet, Works By Val Caniparoli & Photo Smuin Announces Return To Theatres With Patsy Cline Ballet, Works By Val Caniparoli & More
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 30, 2021

Following 18 months of inventive virtual and outdoor performances, Smuin Contemporary Ballet returns with a stellar lineup for its 2021/22 season, kicking off with a virtual series revisiting Michael Smuin favorites, followed by the return of live, in-person performances on stages in San Francisco, Walnut Creek, Mountain View, and Carmel.

Smuin Contemporary Ballet Announces SMUIN AL FRESCO Photo Smuin Contemporary Ballet Announces SMUIN AL FRESCO
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 21, 2021

East Bay dance audiences may be pondering not ‚Äúto be or not to be‚ÄĚ but whether 'tis nobler to dance when Smuin Contemporary Ballet takes the stage with Smuin al Fresco at the beautiful outdoor Bruns Amphitheater in Orinda.

Smuin's SPRING AL FRESCO Brings Fresh New Works, Songbook Favorites Photo Smuin's SPRING AL FRESCO Brings Fresh New Works, Songbook Favorites
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 31, 2021

Smuin Contemporary Ballet announces its Spring al Fresco performances featuring three fresh programs highlighting ‚ÄúSmuin Songbook‚ÄĚ favorites, plus a fourth show unveiling all-new dancer creations.

Michael Smuin Videos

STAGE TUBE: Luminario Ballet of Los Angeles Presents TRAILS
by Stage Tube - Mar 20, 2014

TRAILS will be a ballet and aerial ballet using projected images from NASA starting outside the earth, from the International Space Station, with views of Earth from space. Then it will diagram our planet in drought, on fire, with torrential rains, then Flooding, and... shaking with earthquakes! The terror we all remember, with a reference to the insanity that is fracking- (no way in CA!). Then Traffic and our lives being affected daily by the packed freeways, the dirt and exhaust, and road rage that builds up from it.... going smoothly into the refuge we love the best in LA, the ocean....underwater, to then discover the wreckage from Fukushima's earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear reactor meltdown, lurking there and slowly coming toward us. It will be a real wake up call!


Michael Smuin Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Michael Smuin been in?
Michael Smuin has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Michael Smuin been in?
Michael Smuin has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Michael Smuin been nominated for?
Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Anything Goes , Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Anything Goes , Best Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Sophisticated Ladies Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Sophisticated Ladies and Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Sophisticated Ladies .

What awards has Michael Smuin won?
Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Anything Goes Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Anything Goesand Best Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Sophisticated Ladies.