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 (Horse).
In 2007 he graduated from UA, receiving his B.A. in Linguistics, and, 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. Word spread quickly about the high quality and undeniable attention to detail stamped on his productions, and it wasn’t long before he was urged to teach acting in the classroom and privately.
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 stint with the production he moved to Los Angeles, where he acts and continues to act in film in television, in such shows as Netflix’s Little Evil, Grey’s Anatomy and NCIS. With his co-writer, Robbie McDonald, he hopes to premiere their new musical, Healing Retreat: A Life Of Joy, at Hollywood Fringe 2018. www.MarcusTerrellSmith.com