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.
This season, Emily
will appear in The Smell of the Kill, the WT's co-production with the Tipping Point Theatre.
Last season, Emily
played Beatrice in the WT's
production of The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds and was awarded the 2009 Best Actress Thespie Award from the Lansing State Journal
A New York City native, her
recent local onstage appearances include Maidens, Mothers and Crones and Additional Particulars at the WT
, A Picasso, Forbidden Broadway, Moonlight & Magnolias, The Baker's Wife, Frankenstein, King O' The Moon, Intimate Apparel, The Underpants and The Home Team.
Emily is a proud member of the Actors' Equity Association, the Screen Actors' Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.
Film and TV credits include: Gifted Hands, Butterfly Effect: Revelation, The Prince of Motor City
Emily has studied acting at the Atlantic Theatre Company in New York City and holds a BA in Communication from the University of Delaware and a Grande Diploma in Pastry Arts from the French Culinary Institute.
lives in Williamston
husband, step-daughter and dog.