Wallace Smith

WALLACE SMITH

Bio: Wallace Smith is so happy, humbled & simply honored to be back on Broadway, with this incredible cast, in this amazing revival of Godspell. Wallace was recently seen in Green Day's Hit Broadway Musical American Idiot as the 'Favorite Son'. Other Broadway credits include: Disney's The Lion King as 'Simba', the Tony Award winning revival of HAIR as 'Hud' & the revival of RAGTIME (Coalhouse understudy).

National Tours/Regional: The Lion King 1st & 2nd & Las Vegas Company as 'Simba', Whoopi Goldberg's WHITE NOISE as 'Dion', Miss Saigon as 'John' & BARE a pop opera (L.A. company) as 'Matt'.

Wallace is also an established songwriter/producer whose hit song 'Crucified' can be heard on the award winning gospel sensation Micah Stampley's new album 'One Voice', in stores October 23rd.

Love to my lovely mother Robin, my older sisters Toya & April, ALL of my Mansfield Ohio family, my managers Sally & Candy, Kenyon & Gavin, all my Cali homies back in Santa Monica, (Sue, Jay, Kyle & Danielle) at Talentworks, my acting mentor who without none of this would be possible Frank X Ford & Jo Davis and most of all the man who this story is about. Thank you for being EVERYTHING that I need you to be and simply loving me.

For more, visit www.wallacesmith007.tumblr.com

Role You're Playing:

John the Baptist/Judas

Hometown:

Santa Monica, CA

Song You Sang at Your Godspell Audition:

'Corner of the Sky' from Pippin

Something You Can Do That Others Can't:

I speak fluent pirate! :)

First Broadway Show You Ever Saw:

Rent in 1998

Pop Culture Guilty Pleasure:

Without question my guilty pleasure is 80s POP music. Man, in my opinion some of the best music was made in the 80s. Not only the music but the styles of the 80s were hilarious. I can remember the first time I heard 'Human' by Human League. I was only about six or seven riding in my moms car and I can remember from the moment I heard that song, I loved that song, it was almost like a lullaby. I think my love for music came from listening to 80s music. Janet Jackson 'Control', Michael Jackson 'Thriller', Phil Collins/Genesis, Billy Ocean, Bobby Brown, New Edition etc. Also the movies of the 80s were awesome, Hahaha. Conan the Destroyer, Teen Wolf, Gremlins, The Golden Child, The Last Dragon...I could go on for days.

Words of Wisdom for Aspiring Performers:

"Love the art in yourself and not yourself in the art." - Stanislavski

Why you love Godspell:

Godspell is a timeless piece that shows the beauty of the human experience in so many ways. When people follow after whatever they are passionate about, the journey is one that will be filled with laughter, tears, questions and even pain. That is the essence of the story to me.