Marcus Terrell Smith (Book & Lyrics)
Marcus Terrell Smith began his career as a performer at the age of nine, singing and traveling the world with the Phoenix Boys Choir and Phoenix Children’s Choir. A strong passion for the stage led him to the University of Arizona, where he studied Musical Theatre, performing with the Arizona Repertory Theater in plays and musicals such as Sideshow (Jake) and Tracers (Little John). He explored Community Theater during his time there as well, performing with Arizona On Stage in the musicals Elegies: Looking Up, Songs for A New World and The Full Monty.
In 2007 he graduated from UA, receiving his B.A. in Linguistics. Having been accepted into the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University (ASDS), he immediately set off to New York City that next fall. He graduated from ASDS in 2010 with a Masters of Fine Arts in Acting. He returned to Arizona in 2011 and immediately put his hand to writing and directing. It wasn’t long before he was sought out to teach acting privately and in the classroom.
Performance never took a backseat, as he shined on stage with the National Comedy Theater, several pop-rock bands, and as Jim in Big River. In May 2014 he joined the national tour of Broadway’s The Book of Mormon (Mutumbo). After a two and a half year run with the production he moved to Los Angeles, where he continues to act in film and television, in such shows as Netflix’s Little Evil, Grey’s Anatomy and NCIS, and in theater. He is currently starring in Ragtime at the Serenbe Playhouse in Atlanta, Georgia as Coalhouse Walker Jr.