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Michael Smuin

Date of Death: April 23, 2007

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Original Broadway Production, 1962


Michael Smuin Productions

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

Michael Smuin Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 1988 - Best Choreography

Michael Smuin, Anything Goes

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1981 - Best Choreography

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 Videos

Michael Smuin News

GREAT COMET & More Lead San Francisco's May 2023 Top Picks

San Francisco / Bay Area is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. Our top picks for May 2023 include Great Comet and more!

World Premieres & More to be Featured in Smuin Contemporary Ballet 2023/24 Season

Marking three decades at the forefront of innovative dance, Smuin Contemporary Ballet has announced a sensational lineup for its 30th anniversary season.

Amy Seiwert to Join Smuin Ballet as New Associate Artistic Director

San Francisco-based Smuin Contemporary Ballet, poised to celebrate its 30th Anniversary, has announced that Amy Seiwert will be joining leadership of the company next season as Associate Artistic Director.

Interview: Theatre Life with Jason Ma

Today's subject Jason Ma is currently living his theatre life telling us all about 'The Advantages of Floating in The Middle of The Sea' in Signature Theatre's current production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's underappreciated masterpiece Pacific Overtures. Jason plays the lead role of Reciter plus other characters as well. The production runs through April ninth in Signature's MAX space.

MorDance Celebrates 10th Anniversary With Two World Premieres

MorDance will celebrate its tenth anniversary performance season with two groundbreaking world premiere ballets centering themes of activism and humanity. Performances are April 28-29, 2023 at 7:30pm at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College as part of the CUNY Dance Initiative.

Smuin Contemporary Ballet to Close Season With a World Premiere, Company Premiere & More

Smuin Contemporary Ballet’s season finale is headlined by soaring works that highlight the company’s artistry and depth of talent, including the latest world premiere from acclaimed choreographer Amy Seiwert.

Smuin's Annual Gala Celebrates 29th Season Event Raises $438,000 To Support Organization

Arts, community, and civic leaders came together to celebrate Smuin Contemporary Ballet at its Annual Gala, hosted by co-chairs and Smuin trustees John Konstin and Lee D. Baxter, along with fellow Board of Trustee members and the Friends of Smuin committee.

TCG Announces 2023 Recipients of Willa Kim Costume Design Scholarship

Theatre Communications Group has announced Kaʻiukapu Baker, Claudia Brownlee, and Lia Wallfish as the recipients of The Willa Kim Costume Design Scholarship 2023.

MorDance Sets Spring 2023 Season, Celebrating its 10th Anniversary

MorDance wil present its Spring 2023 Season with groundbreaking new ballets centering themes of activism and humanity from April 28-29, 2023 at Gerald W. Lynch Theater.

Video: Preview the Costumes of 'The Wondrous Willa Kim' at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center celebrates the long and colorful career of costume designer Willa Kim in her first-ever major retrospective exhibition, The Wondrous Willa Kim: Costume Designs for Actors and Dancers. In this video, Richard Ridge gives us a sneak peek at the new exhibit.

Smuin Contemporary Ballet to Celebrate 29th Season With Annual Gala in March

Smuin Contemporary Ballet is celebrating its 29th season with Smuin’s Annual Gala, hosted by co-chairs John Konstin and Lee D. Baxter along with Smuin’s Board of Trustees and Friends of Smuin committee.

Eight Dancers Premiere Works In Smuin's Choreography Showcase in February

Smuin Contemporary Ballet continues its tradition of encouraging Company dancers to explore their creativity in its Choreography Showcase, a thrilling opportunity for audiences to experience never-before-seen world premieres ranging from humorous to heartfelt. Performed at the Smuin Center for Dance, these intimate performances give a glimpse of the rising choreographic talents within the Company.

Vintage Theatre to Present SOPHISTICATED LADIES Beginning Next Month

Vintage Theatre will present Duke Ellington's 'Sophisticated Ladies,' January 27 - March 5 2023. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m.

Applications Open For The Willa Kim Costume Design Scholarship

Theatre Communications Group has opened the application for The Willa Kim Costume Design Scholarship! This is a valuable opportunity that we don't want students to miss out on!

Smuin Contemporary Ballet to Kick Off 29th Season With a World Premiere & More in DANCE SERIES 1

Smuin Contemporary Ballet will kick off its 29th season with Dance Series 1 featuring a long-awaited World Premiere by brilliant Cuban choreographer Osnel Delgado, whose work Bay Area audiences will experience for the first time in The Turntable.

Smuin Announces 22/23 Season Featuring World Premieres & More

From premieres by international choreographers to new surprises in its fiercely festive holiday program, Smuin Contemporary Ballet promises a stellar lineup for its 22/23 season. The company’s 29th season features a World Premiere by acclaimed Cuban choreographer Osnel Delgado, a jazzy Take Five by Rex Wheeler, and more.

Smuin Contemporary Ballet Announces First-Ever Early Bird Summer Intensive for Pre-Professional Dancers

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 Center

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 SMUIN

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

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.


Michael Smuin has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Michael Smuin has not appeared in the West End

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 .

Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Anything Goes Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Anything Goesand Best Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Sophisticated Ladies.

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