Height: 6'3"

Eye Color: Brown

Hair Color: Blonde

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

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About Me

David Paul Smith graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s in Music with an emphasis in Commercial Music.

 

He is currently employed at the Hale Center Theater Orem as the Artistic Director of Education and Director of Youth Theater. He is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).

 

He also writes and records music for film and theater, including Swan Princess X with Richard Rich and J Bateman, and stage productions of A Christmas Carol, The Emperor’s New Clothes, The Day the Magic Died, Peter Pan’s Great Adventure, Alice in Wonderland, Little Red,  The Velveteen Rabbit, The Untold Story of the Tortoise and the Hare, The Three Little Pigs, The Brave and the Wild, and Blink - a new musical.

 

You can also check out David Paul Smith solo albums, Flashback and For a Change and the EP of the same title on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and Facebook.

 

Some of his favorite performance credits include Jerry Lee Lewis in Million Dollar Quartet, Jervis Pendleton in Daddy Long Legs, Clopin in Hunchback of Notre Dame, Captain Hook in Peter Pan, Prince Charming/Wolf/Lucinda in Into the Woods, Bert in Mary Poppins, Caractacus Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Bobby Child in Crazy For You, Robert in The Drowsy Chaperone, the Cat in the Hat in Seussical the Musical, Charlie in The Foreigner, Cosmo in Singin’ in the Rain, Georg Nowack in She Loves Me, Jimmy in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast, Tony in West Side Story, and Smudge in Forever Plaid. David is also been a member of APAI performing at the Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Scotland.

 

David has directed productions all over Utah. Some of his most recent credits include School of Rock and My Son Pinocchio at the Hale Centre Theatre, Sister Act at the SCERA,  Disney's Descendants, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and two of his own original works, The Velveteen Rabbit and The Sorcerer's Apprentice at the Hale Center Theater Orem. 

REVIEWS

ACTING

David Paul Smith playing Jerry Lee Lewis steals the show. Smith’s interpretation of Lewis is compelling. Key features include his exaggerated mannerisms, wild eyes and hair, and especially his vigorously amusing jam sessions at the piano. Smith brings such a staggering energy to the show. Even when Smith’s character is in the background of a scene, his expressiveness and his reactions to the action around him is magnetic. Smith undoubtedly brings the best comedic aspect to the show. While extreme expressiveness and silliness can sometimes be too much or too cheesy, Smith executes perfectly and effectively. Overall, he has such a fantastic performance. Numbers particularly worth mention are his opening number, “Real Wild Child,” and in his closing piece, “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.”

David Paul Smith’s portrayal of Jervis is sincere and touching.  He creates a character that is powerful, but sweetly awkward, a Jervis who is controlling, but kind.  His relationship with Jerusha changes Jervis, and at a pivotal moment in later in the show it is deeply gratifying to watch this rich man humble himself and recognize that his money does not buy him control over people.  Smith makes Jervis’s devotion to Jerusha clear, and creates several truly heartbreaking moments for to watch. - Brighton Sloan, UTBA

The trio of gargoyles played by David Paul Smith... navigated their roles with an impressive dexterity, and I believe they were responsible for much of the show’s success. As Clopin, Smith was charming and stole command of the stage. - Kat Webb, UTBA

After all, creating a character is harder than it appears; creating a character who then in turn creates a character is exponentially more difficult. The most successful actor in this regard was David Paul Smith, whose created a clear distinction between his character—the verbally deficient Garry Lejeune—and Garry’s character—the debonair Roger Templemain.  Smith also capitalized on the visual humor in the second act by making Garry frazzled and stressed enough to be willing to sabotage his fellow actors in various ways. - Russell Warne, UTBA

DIRECTING

DISNEY'S DESCENDANTS AT THE HALE CENTER THEATER OREM

The production, helmed by director/choreographer David Paul Smith, is artistic, fresh, thoughtful, and energetic. It's certainly on par with Hale Center Theater Orem's mainstage shows in its high production values. - Tyler Hinton, BroadwayWorld.com

THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH TYA AT THE HALE CENTER THEATER OREM

Director David Paul Smith takes the job of building a production for children seriously. His actors treat the simple dialogue of Norton Juster and Sheldon Harnick‘s script with total seriousness. This is not a production where the actors are phoning it in just because the audience is children who lack discriminating tastes. Smith has a disciplined cast who give their full effort in performing even shallow bit parts. Smith also served as choreographer, and the zombie-like effort of “The Lethargarian Shuffle” or the Stomp!-inspired dance break of “Subtraction Stew” were clever kinetic moments that easily held children’s attention. – Russell Warne, UTBA

THE VELVETEEN RABBIT AT THE HALE CENTER THEATER OREM

In addition to writing the score and contributing to the script, David Paul Smith also directed and choreographed the show. The blocking and dancing are clean and uncomplicated, making them a nice match for the story. The directing also focused on communicating important information unambiguously, such as the mechanical toys’ rejection of the stuffed rabbit and the way that the real rabbits differed from the velveteen rabbit. – Russell Warne, UTBA

 

MY SON PINOCCHIO AT THE HALE CENTRE THEATRE

To fill these beautiful sets were amazing actors, all of whom were an absolute delight to watch and directed well by David Paul Smith. – Alex Young, UTBA

 

Also single cast are the delightful marionettes, played by Abigail Budge and Emily Tessa Ebert. Through the perfect mix of their performance, direction by David Paul Smith, hair and makeup by Krissa Lent, and costumes by Joy Zhu, they appear to be actual puppets – Tyler Hinton, BWW

 

 

ALICE IN WONDERLAND AT THE SCERA

In addition to creating the show, Ramsey and Smith also directed this production. The duo ensured that the show never lagged and that the action on stage never lasted longer than the audience’s attention span. I also appreciated how they found different ways to create audience participation in every scene. Whether it was counting, answering questions, or making a promise to themselves, Ramsey and Smith ensured that the young audience never did the same thing twice. – Russel Warne, UTBA

 

ALBUM

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by BonnieGwyn

Love David, love the music. Always so creative! Worth a listen. :)

unique and pleasant sound

by Richard L. Sanders

The artist's sound is not one I've heard before, it is fresh. I really like the smoothe, positive, harmonious melodies he has come up with. They are great even as background music, and when listening you can't help but smile. I hope to see more from this artist.

Great!

by divabills

This album has an excellent variety of sounds, from peaceful and chill to exciting and energetic. A perfect album for when you need some variety in your life. David is an excellent song-writer. Great story-telling within the music.

2010 - present
2010 - present
Film

Production Company | Project Name | 2023

Lead Actor​

Production Company | Project Name | 2023

Lead Actor​

Production Company | Project Name | 2023

Lead Actor​

Film

Nest Family Entertainment|The Swan Princess V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X| 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021

Singing VO Work (Multiple Characters)​

Bluehost.com | YouTube Turotial Series| 2015

Host​

Girlie Glue| Commercial| 2013

Stage Manager

Stage

Hale Centre Theatre| Daddy Long Legs| 2021

Lead Actor - Jervis Pendleton​

Hale Centre Theatre| Million Dollar Quartet| 2020

Lead Actor - Jerry Lee Lewis

Hale Center Theater Orem| Blink - a new Musical| 2020

Lead Actor - Sam

Special Skills

Bachelor of Music – Media Music Studies                                                                 Brigham Young University, 2008

Minor of Communications – Marketing and Advertising                                          Brigham Young University, 2008

Vocal study: Barry Bounous, Randy Booth, Matt Armstrong,

                       Gayle Lockwood, Korianne Orton Johnson                                        Brigham Young University, 2003-2008

Musical instruments: piano, guitar

Dance: Tap, Jazz, Ballroom, Hip-Hop, Musical Theater

Special skills: Songwriting, Composition, Juggling, Swallowing Fire, Magic Tricks