Mitzi Smith

Assistant Professor of Theatre, Coordinator of Musical Theatre


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Mitzi Smith, Assistant Professor of Theatre, teaches courses in Acting, Musical Theatre Performance, Voice and Movement, Musical Theatre History and serves as the advisor to the Senior Musical.

Majoring in Musical Theatre, Mitzi earned a BFA from The Boston Conservatory, and her MFA from San Diego State University.  She has taught Acting, Voice, Dance, Theatre History and Professional Development at the University of San Diego, Grossmont College, American Musical and Dramatic Academy in LA and San Diego State University.

A former Broadway casting director, with Binder Casting, Mitzi worked alongside Arthur Laurents, Baayork Lee, Kathleen Marshall and Tommy Tune casting for GYPSY, A Chorus Line, Grease and The Lion King on Broadway.  In addition, Mitzi is a professional actress who has appeared at many regional theaters throughout California, New York and Florida. Her favorite shows include, Sweeney Todd and Lady of the Lake, in Monty Python’s Spamalot. Mitzi was a featured vocalist with The Boston Pops, and was an opening act for Carlos Santana in her hometown of San Francisco.

Courses Taught

Acting Fundamentals

Intro to Voice & Movement

Acting for Musical Theatre

First Year Seminar - Speaking

Music Theory

General Education - Senior Seminar

Senior Musical