Justin Smusz is a sophomore B.F.A. Musical Theatre major at Indiana University whose love for theatre comes from his childhood obsession with Julie Andrews. He is both a performer and the music director for Indiana University's student run theatre company, The University Players.
In the summer of 2017, he performed at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway at the 2017 National High School Musical Theatre Awards, hosted by Dear Evan Hansen's Ben Platt. Awards: NSAL Robinson Merit Award, Broadway in Chicago's Illinois High School Musical Theatre 2017 "Best Actor", 2017 Jimmy Award Nominee.
Credits: IU Mainstage: Wonderful Town (Officer Lonigan), City of Angels (Ensemble), IU Summer Theatre: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Coneybear), Our Town (Joe/Si). Ivy Tech: Spring Awakening (Hanschen), Goodman Theatre: Fight or Flight, My Voice, Theatre Songs of Leonard Bernstein, I, Too, Sing America. Benet Academy: All Shook Up (Chad), Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella (Prince Topher), 42nd Street (Andy Lee). Justin is from "Chicago" (Bolingbrook), Illinois.
Music Direction Credits: University Players: Next to Normal, IU Independent Project: The Rocky Horror Show, IU Mainstage: Pippin (Assistant, MD. Terry Labolt), Goodman Theatre: Wonderful Town (Assistant, MD. Doug Peck).
Hometown: Bolingbrook, IL
Class of 2021
Musical Theatre B.F.A.