Theatre major Tanner Smithson's ('19) internship included meetings with top Broadway executives and drinks with actors Bryan Cranston and Tony Goldwyn.
Smithson served as a theatre operations intern in February for the Shubert Organization, where he worked at three New York City theaters showing the plays Network, starring Cranston and Goldwyn, To Kill a Mockingbird and King Lear.
He landed the internship thanks to a recommendation from theatre professor Andy Harris and says the experience reaffirms his plans to pursue a career as a producer. The Terry Scholar, who graduated in May, helped revamp UNT's University Players club into the UNT Drama Lab to include more student-driven productions.
"I love the people who make up the Broadway community," Smithson says.