In 2008, Tony Caselli, John Lepard, Christine Purchis and Emily Sutton-Smith
received the prestigious Robert Busby Award from the Lansing State Journal
for extraordinary overall contributions to theatre in the Greater Lansing area.
Emily Sutton-Smith, Development Director
Emily is an actress, singer, producer and arts administrator.
She was on the staff of the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor where she co-produced the 75th Anniversary production of Follies and was instrumental in reuniting the original Broadway cast for the production.
Other appearances on the WT stage are End Days, The Usual: A Musical Love Story, The Smell of the Kill, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds (2009 Best Actress Thespie Award, Lansing State Journal), Maidens, Mothers and Crones and Additional Particulars.
A New York City native, she
has worked onstage at almost all the Equity Theatres in Michigan, including the Purple Rose Theatre
, Performance Network Theatre, Tipping Point Theatre, the Detroit Rep, the Jewish Ensemble Theatre, and MeadowBrook Theatre.
Emily is a proud member of the Actors' Equity Association and SAG/AFTRA.
Film and TV credits include: The Funeral Guest, Gifted Hands, Butterfly Effect: Revelation, The Prince of Motor City
Emily is the narrator of several audio books (available through Brilliance Audio), studied acting at the Atlantic Theatre Company in New York City, and holds a Grande Diploma in Pastry Arts from the French Culinary Institute.
She received her Master of Fine Arts degree from MSU, where she is also an Adjunct Professor in Acting and serves on the CAL Alumni Board.