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Emily Sutton-Smith
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Assistant Professor
Acting and Arts Management
Development Director of Williamston Theatre

Emily Sutton-Smith is an actress, singer, producer and arts administrator. She is a co-founder of the Williamston Theatre and was on the staff of the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor where she co-produced the 75th Anniversary production of Follies. She has appeared on the Williamston Theatre stage in End DaysThe Usual: A Musical Love Story,The Smell of the KillThe Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds (2009 Lansing State Journal Best Actress Thespie Award), Maidens, Mothers and Crones and Additional Particulars. Other Michigan credits include A PicassoThe Baker’s Wife and The Home Team at the Performance Network, Forbidden Broadway and King O’ The Moon at the BoarsHead Theatre, Moonlight and Magnolias and Frankenstein at Meadow Brook Theatre, Intimate Apparel at the Detroit Rep and The Underpants at the Purple Rose Theatre. A New York City native, she is a proud member of the Actors’ Equity Association and SAG/AFTRA. Film and TV credits: High SchoolGifted Hands, Butterfly Effect Revelation and 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 and a Master of Fine Arts degree from MSU. She lives in Williamston with her husband, son, step-daughter and dog.