Arts veteran finds yet another stage role

Columbus’ Robert Hay-Smith, who has enjoyed a successful pop and jazz music career and also a stint as a child actor, adult director and thespian, and theater owner, continues to reinvent himself. He recently opened with a 30-minute standup bit for Columbus native and comic Jeff Bodart at Carmel’s 200-seat Studio Theater at The Center for the Performing Arts, better known to many as the home of The Palladium.

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Brian Blair is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at or 812-379-5672.