Justin Smusz is a Chicago bornand NYC based performer and avid entrepreneur. While pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre at Indiana University, he has started two businesses, Unmuted Productions and JUS Sites. When he is not producing video content or designing websites and graphics, he is a musical theatre performer at heart.
In 2017, Justin made his "Broadway debut" at the Jimmy Awards, hosted by Ben Platt at the Minskoff Theatre. There, he represented his high school as Chad in All Shook Up.
In addition to his entrepreneurial endeavors and performing, Justin has established himself as a notable music director at Indiana University. Over the course of his college career, he music directed seven musicals. His favorites include The Hunchback of Notre Dame, where he remotely conducted a 13 piece orchestra that was located in a different room, and Into The Woods, because...Sondheim.
During COVID-19, Justin founded Unmuted Productions, a production company that specializes in producing virtual theatre. Unmuted Productions offers services like video editing, audio engineering, production management and coordination assistance to theatre organizations for virtual theatre and quarantine entertainment productions. Justin's work on For Which It Stands, a new play by Lee Edward Colston II, was premiered by New York Theatre Workshop in February of 2021.