San Diego Musical Theatre

About San Diego Musical Theatre



San Diego Musical Theatre (SDMT) was founded by Gary and Erin Lewis on September 26, 2006, as a professional, non-profit, musical theatre organization that produces Broadway musicals.

About SDMTGary and Erin grew up in San Diego where both of their families enjoyed attending local productions. When their daughter began performing at local theatres, over 20 years ago, they soon discovered that they wanted to become more involved in the San Diego theatrical community and volunteered their services, time and resources.

While owning and operating a successful business together, in San Diego, for over 35 years Gary and Erin decided the time was right to add an exciting new adventure to their life … and San Diego Musical Theatre was born!

The San Diego Regional Premiere of The Full Monty, performed at the North Park Theatre, was the inaugural production for SDMT. The Full Monty was an audience and critical success winning the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Outstanding Musical Direction award!

Since that time SDMT has produced the hightest quality musical theatre for San Diego audiences receiving rave reviews from audiences and critics alike.  Dreamgirls won the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Musical Production and for Best Male Actor!  A Chorus Line played to sold out houses and White Christmas received a Costume Design nominiation from the SDTCC.

San Diego Musical Theatre is always looking for a way to inspire our youth to get involved with the arts.  We are proud of their Boys and Girls Clubs outreach program. The boys and girls from our local military bases are invited to attend a special performance of each of our productions. The arts are very important to the development of our children and this is one way that SDMT can help make a difference.  SDMT also offers a Summer Youth Musical Theatre Conservatory for those children interested in being a part of musical theatre.  They learn and hone their skills in voice, dance and acting.

San Diego Musical Theatre’s goal is to continue to offer San Diego audiences musical theatre of the highest caliber. SDMT is committed to presenting, preserving, producing and promoting, with passion, musical theatre that ignites the human spirit.


San Diego Musical Theatre (SDMT) is an award-winning, nonprofit theater company that seeks to bring vibrant musical theatre to the San Diego community. The mission of SDMT is to impact audiences by producing a range of classic and contemporary musical productions that engage and enhance the overall experience. By partnering with professional actors, musicians, and technicians SDMT infuses momentum and energy into one of the only true American art forms. SDMT’s vision is to create an environment where high-quality musical theatre thrives in San Diego for generations to come.

Producers/Executive Directors:
Gary & Erin Lewis
Executive Assistant:
Lori Toothacre
Board of Directors: Advisory Board:
Erin Lewis George Castillo
Lacy Harrison Ann Meyers Drysdale
Delnora Janecek Audrie Johnson
Susan Farese Ole Kittleson
Donnie Matsuda Cinda Lucas
Clarissa Palhegyi Molly Stiles
 Philip Rowcliffe Lynne Wheeler
Committee Chairs:
Events & Hospitality:
Designer Support: Neal Hyde
Marketing & PR: Susan Farese