Christine Cornish Smith

Christine Cornish Smith is a New York City based actor, singer, and dancer. Most recently, she was seen as Bombalurina in the current revival of CATS on Broadway (Chita Rivera Award nomination). A cum laude graduate of the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (BFA musical theater), she is a former principal dancer with the Dallas Metropolitan Ballet. Credits include: the original work of Agnes DeMille in Oklahoma! at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, original revival tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat helmed by director/choreographer, Andy Blankenbuehler, Laurey Williams in Susan Stroman’s Oklahoma! at the MUNY, Sheila Bryant in A Chorus Line at the Riverside Theater, and Mimi in Guys and Dolls at the Goodspeed Opera House. She has also performed as a principal vocalist with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and the Phoenix Symphony. She also appeared in the 25th Anniversary Concert performance of Crazy For You at Lincoln Center, directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, as well as performed “The Girl in the Yellow Dress” from Contact in an evening honoring Andre Bishop at the Lincoln Center Theater, also led by Stroman. She has been featured on Playbill.com, Broadway.com, Inside Dance Magazine, and BroadwayBox as one of "Incredible Debuts" of the 2016 Broadway season. Up next, Christine will be in the revival of Crazy For You coming to Broadway in 2018. Aside from performing, Christine loves to teach the next generation of dancers and performers and had taught and choreographed for various camps, studios, and intensives across the country. Up next, she will appear in the Broadway bound production of Crazy for You at the Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles.

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"The large ensemble goes through their strenuous singing and dancing paces with consummate skill, with the standouts including Hanes' boisterous Rum Tum Tugger; Ubeda's slinky Mistoffelees; Christine Cornish Smith's sexy Bombalurina; and Darrington's commanding Old Deuteronomy." - The Hollywood Reporter
"There are so many astonishing aspects to Cats that it’s a challenge to decide where to continue the praise. The cast isn’t a bad place...Quentin Earl Darrington, Tyler Hanes, Christine Cornish Smith, Eloise Kropp, Jess LeProtto, Shonica Gooden, Ricky Ubeda, Giuseppe Bausilio, Christopher Gurr—they’re all lithe, funny, somber, brimming with sex appeal, thrillingly feral." - Huffington Post
"Christine Cornish Smith is equally delightful as Laurey, and she displays a particular quality that really suits material like "Many A Day" and "Out of My Dreams." -Broadway World
"Smith shimmers in the dream ballet, a figure so graceful and passionate that she looks as if she really might belong in a dream...But she also delivers a crisp interpretation of the pioneer girl who joins her friends in mocking their men (“Many a New Day”), and sings a beautiful duet with Davis, “People Will Say We’re in Love.” -St. Louis Post Dispatch
"Her singing voice is strikingly beautiful. Smith’s dancing in the Dream Ballet number that ends Act I is yet another classic Muny moment this season. In the past, some productions of “Oklahoma” have substituted a solo ballet performer in this segment, but this version which originated in London in the late 1990s, does not, and I believe it is to the show’s benefit."
-CBS St. Louis
“Reuben (Brian Golub) and his Wife (Christine Cornish Smith) deserve similar praise for their strong vocals when they lead “One More Angel in Heaven.” Smith’s melodic voice floats high into the rafters as the “angel” in this number while Golub works comic ease into the number with his smooth indulgent sound.” - Theatre Bloom
“Look for four show stoppers during the performance. First is a Country Western influenced “One More Angel in Heaven” featuring Brian Golub as Reuben, Christine Cornish Smith as Reuben’s Wife, Diana DeGarmo as the Narrator and the Brothers.” - The Examiner
"Christine Cornish Smith makes a perfect soul-weary Sheila, a dancer who’s seen it all before." -Florida Theater on Stage

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"The large ensemble goes through their strenuous singing and dancing paces with consummate skill, with the standouts including Hanes' boisterous Rum Tum Tugger; Ubeda's slinky Mistoffelees; Christine Cornish Smith's sexy Bombalurina; and Darrington's commanding Old Deuteronomy." - The Hollywood Reporter
"There are so many astonishing aspects to Cats that it’s a challenge to decide where to continue the praise. The cast isn’t a bad place...Quentin Earl Darrington, Tyler Hanes, Christine Cornish Smith, Eloise Kropp, Jess LeProtto, Shonica Gooden, Ricky Ubeda, Giuseppe Bausilio, Christopher Gurr—they’re all lithe, funny, somber, brimming with sex appeal, thrillingly feral." - Huffington Post
"Christine Cornish Smith is equally delightful as Laurey, and she displays a particular quality that really suits material like "Many A Day" and "Out of My Dreams." -Broadway World
"Smith shimmers in the dream ballet, a figure so graceful and passionate that she looks as if she really might belong in a dream...But she also delivers a crisp interpretation of the pioneer girl who joins her friends in mocking their men (“Many a New Day”), and sings a beautiful duet with Davis, “People Will Say We’re in Love.” -St. Louis Post Dispatch
"Her singing voice is strikingly beautiful. Smith’s dancing in the Dream Ballet number that ends Act I is yet another classic Muny moment this season. In the past, some productions of “Oklahoma” have substituted a solo ballet performer in this segment, but this version which originated in London in the late 1990s, does not, and I believe it is to the show’s benefit."
-CBS St. Louis
“Reuben (Brian Golub) and his Wife (Christine Cornish Smith) deserve similar praise for their strong vocals when they lead “One More Angel in Heaven.” Smith’s melodic voice floats high into the rafters as the “angel” in this number while Golub works comic ease into the number with his smooth indulgent sound.” - Theatre Bloom
“Look for four show stoppers during the performance. First is a Country Western influenced “One More Angel in Heaven” featuring Brian Golub as Reuben, Christine Cornish Smith as Reuben’s Wife, Diana DeGarmo as the Narrator and the Brothers.” - The Examiner
"Christine Cornish Smith makes a perfect soul-weary Sheila, a dancer who’s seen it all before." -Florida Theater on Stage

Aside from performing, Christine loves to share her passion for musical theater and dance with students of all ages. Instilling how important it is to find your voice, purpose, and artistry, Christine adds a focused work ethic to each student's individual self-expression. Christine is eager to work with students from all over and from different backgrounds and levels! Teaching: musical theater, ballet, jazz, and song coaching For bookings and inquiries please contact: 

TIFFANY TAHAN | CLEAR TALENT GROUP
818 509-0121 (o) | 973 668-3977 (c)
www.cleartalentgroup.com/educators

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