Michael Smuin

Michael Smuin, the founder and artistic director of the Smuin Ballet who won a Tony Award for choreographing the hit 1987 Broadway revival of Anything Goes, collapsed and died April 23, 2007, in San Francisco while rehearsing the new season for his company. He was 68. Mr. Smuin suffered an apparent heart attack Monday morning while teaching a Smuin Ballet company class at the company's upper Market Street studio. Attempts by his dancers and paramedics to revive him were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead at San Francisco General Hospital.

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  • Born: Oct 13, 1938 in Missoula, Montana
  • Death: Apr 23, 2008 in San Francisco, California


Drama Desk Award
1988 Outstanding Choreography Anything Goes Winner
Outer Critics Circle
1981 Outstanding Choreography Sophisticated Ladies Winner
Tony Award
1988 Choreography Anything Goes Winner
1981 Choreography Sophisticated Ladies Nominee
1981 Direction of a Musical Sophisticated Ladies Nominee