Bobby Smith

Academic Area

  • Musical Theatre
  • School

  • Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art
  • Bobby Smith appeared on Broadway in Crazy for You. Off Broadway: Forever Plaid (original cast), Kander and Ebbs' The World Goes ‘Round, and the revival of George Gershwins' Of Thee I Sing. National tours include Brigadoon and The World Goes ‘Round. Solo performances include The National Symphony Orchestra with maestro Kent Nagano; The Richmond Symphony under the direction of George Manahan, The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Jack Everly Conductor and The American Pops Orchestra with Luke Fraiser. Recordings of Ben Bagleys' Rodgers and Hart Revisited and Resnois’ Gershwin, Disneys' Freaky Friday and Cameron Macintosh's The Fix. Regional Theatre credits in performance and directing include, Old Globe Theatre, Alley Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Denver Center, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Barter Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Olney Theatre Center, The Gem Theatre, Fords Theatre.

    After relocating to Washington DC, Mr. Smith has received 17 Helen Hayes nominations and is the recipient of 3 Helen Hayes Awards for outstanding performance by a leading actor. Most recently he was one of five artists to be honored with The Anderson-Hopkins Award recognizing actors and artists of the DC theater community whose creative lives demonstrate great accomplishment to date and promise for the future. Created and originated roles in New York and regionally for Stuart Ross, Susan Stroman, Scott Ellis, John Kander and Greg Pierce, Royce Vavrek and Josh Schmidt, John Dempsey and Dana Rowe, Neil Bartram and Brian Hill, Liesl Tommy. Signature Theatre shows include: Grand Hotel A Little Night Music, Titanic, Simply Sondheim, Company, Midwestern Gothic, Road Show, Threepenny Opera, Passion, Assassins, Disney's Freaky Friday, Michael John Lachiusas' See What I Want To See,La Cage Aux Folles [Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Actor], and Spin [Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor]. Studio Theatre: A Class Act [Helen Hayes Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Resident Musical], Paula Vogels' The Long Christmas Ride Home, Caroline or Change, Grey Gardens, Reefer Madness, [Helen Hayes Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Resident Musical], Jerry Springer: The Opera. Ford’s Theatre: Elmer Gantry, Violet, A Christmas Carol, Liberty Smith, 1776. Round House Theatre: A Year with Frog and Toad [Helen Hayes Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Resident Musical]. MetroStage: Girl in a Goldfish Bowl,The Musical of Musicals [Helen Hayes Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Resident Musical],Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris[Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Actor] The Kennedy Center: The Happy Prince, The Flea and the Professor. Olney Theatre Center: On The Town, The Sound of Music [Helen Hayes Award Nomination for Outstanding supporting Actor], Annie [Helen Hayes Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Resident Musical].

    He has directed and choreographed for colleges and regional theaters across the country including: Alley Theatre, Denver Center, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Seaside Music Theatre, Olney Theatre Center, Fords Theatre, Montgomery College, George Mason University, Old Globe Theatre. Mr. Smith has had the pleasure of working with students for over ten years. The Kennedy Center where he is the co-chair and instructor for the American College Theatre Festival musical theater fellows, OVERTURES for Signature Theatre, Theatre Lab, American University, George Mason University, Montgomery College, University of Alabama,Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore School of the Arts, St. Johns College, SPARK (school of the performing arts in Richmond Va.) and The Talent Machine in Annapolis a free program producing 3 theatrical productions yearly focusing on artistic enrichment for young artists and their families.