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Erica Schmidt

 
Bio:
ERICA SCHMIDT is a playwright, screenwriter and theatre director. Her theater works includes the adaptation of Cyrano in collaboration with The National that she directed at The Goodspeed and Off-Broadway at The New Group. She directed and adapted MacBeth which ran at Seattle Rep and off Broadway at ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
ERICA SCHMIDT is a playwright, screenwriter and theatre director. Her theater works includes the adaptation of Cyrano in collaboration with The National that she directed at The Goodspeed and Off-Broadway at The New Group. She directed and adapted MacBeth which ran at Seattle Rep and off Broadway at ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
The New Group World Premiere, 2017
Performer

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2023]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Bookwriter
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Director
 
[East Haddam, CT (Regional), 2018]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2009]
Director
 
[Milburn, NJ (Regional), 2006]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2004]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Costume Designer
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2002]
Director

Writing

Bookwriter
Creator
Playwright
Adaptor
Adaptor

Erica Schmidt Biography

ERICA SCHMIDT is a playwright, screenwriter and theatre director. Her theater works includes the adaptation of Cyrano in collaboration with The National that she directed at The Goodspeed and Off-Broadway at The New Group. She directed and adapted MacBeth which ran at Seattle Rep and off Broadway at the Lucille Lortel and HTP for which she received a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Direction and Outstanding Revival and a Lortel nomination for Outstanding Revival; MacBeth is now published by DPS. Schmidt wrote and directed All the Fine Boys for The New Group; now published by Samuel French. She directed Richard 2 with Robert Sean Leonard (The Old Globe); Turgenev‚Äôs A Month In The Country with Taylor Schilling and Peter Dinklage (Classic Stage Company); Humor Abuse (co-creator/writer and director, Lucille Lortel Award ‚Äď Manhattan Theatre Club, Philadelphia Theatre Company, American Conservatory Theatre, Seattle Rep and The Taper); Rent (Tokyo); Gary Mitchell‚Äôs Trust (The Play Company, Callaway Award nomination); As You Like It (The Public Theater/NYSF, chashama; New York International Fringe Festival Winner for Best Direction); Debbie Does Dallas (wrote the adaptation and directed Off-Broadway for The Araca Group); Princess Grace Award recipient 2001. As a screenwriter, Erica adapted Cyrano for Joe Wright to direct for Working Title starring Peter Dinklage and Kelvin Harrison Jr.

Erica Schmidt Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Director of a Play
Erica Schmidt, Mac Beth

Erica Schmidt News

Video: Watch the Trailer for Audible Theater's LUCY, Now Beginning Previews Tomorrow Photo Video: Watch the Trailer for Audible Theater's LUCY, Now Beginning Previews Tomorrow
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 27, 2023

Get a first look at the trailer for Audible Theater’s world premiere of Lucy, now beginning preview performances Saturday, January 28, at the Minetta Lane Theatre.

MOJADA: A MEDEA IN LOS ANGELES to be Presented at Yale Repertory Theatre in March Photo MOJADA: A MEDEA IN LOS ANGELES to be Presented at Yale Repertory Theatre in March
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 26, 2023

Yale Repertory Theatre will start the second half of its 2022‚Äď23 season with¬†Mojada: A¬†Medea¬†in Los Angeles¬†by¬†Luis Alfaro,¬†directed by¬†Laurie Woolery, March 10‚ÄďApril 1 at the University Theatre.

Broadway Buying Guide: January 9, 2023 Photo Broadway Buying Guide: January 9, 2023
by Team BWW - Jan 9, 2023

Looking for the best deals on Broadway shows? Welcome to our new weekly guide to the most popular shows listed on BroadwayWorld. Check out which shows are selling this week, January 9, 2023.

Contest: Enter to Win Two Tickets to Audible Theater's LUCY Photo Contest: Enter to Win Two Tickets to Audible Theater's LUCY
by HaleyJane Rose - Dec 17, 2022

Enter for a chance to win two (2) tickets to Audible Theater's Lucy at the Minetta Lane Theatre!

Eva Noblezada to Present NOSTALGIA: A LOVE LETTER TO NYC at Audible's Minetta Lane Th Photo Eva Noblezada to Present NOSTALGIA: A LOVE LETTER TO NYC at Audible's Minetta Lane Theatre in January 2023
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 12, 2022

For three nights only, from Thursday, January 12 ‚Äď Saturday, January 14, two-time Tony Award nominee Eva Noblezada will welcome you to Nostalgia: A Love Letter to NYC, an intimate evening of songs and storytelling‚ÄĒcelebrating everything that is so maddening and magical about our beloved city. It will be performed at the Minetta Lane Theatre.

World Premiere of Erica Schmidt's LUCY to be Presented by Audible Theater in January  Photo World Premiere of Erica Schmidt's LUCY to be Presented by Audible Theater in January 2023
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 25, 2022

Audible Inc. will present the world premiere of Lucy, written and directed by BAFTA Award nominee Erica Schmidt (Cyrano, MacBeth). Performances of the limited five-week-only engagement will begin Saturday, January 28, 2023 with an official opening on Sunday, February 5, 2023 at the Minetta Lane Theatre.

MAC BETH Adapted By Erica Schmidt Opens at Lehigh Valley Charter High School For The  Photo MAC BETH Adapted By Erica Schmidt Opens at Lehigh Valley Charter High School For The Arts Tonight
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 21, 2022

The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts (Charter Arts) Theatre Department will present 'MAC BETH' adapted by Erica Schmidt from MACBETH by William Shakespeare, October 21-23, 2022. The production is directed by Christopher Cantelmi and features an exceptional cast of young actors.

Theatre for a New Audience Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring New York Premieres, Sha Photo Theatre for a New Audience Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring New York Premieres, Shakespeare Plays & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 26, 2022

Theatre for a New Audience has announced its 2022-23 season, its 43rd, held at TFANA’s home, Polonsky Shakespeare Center in Brooklyn.

The Friday 5(+1) on Thursday: THAT WOMAN - THE MONOLOGUE SHOW Opens at Darkhorse Thea Photo The Friday 5(+1) on Thursday: THAT WOMAN - THE MONOLOGUE SHOW Opens at Darkhorse Theater Tonight
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 16, 2022

Opening tonight at Darkhorse Theater in Nashville is That Woman ‚Äď The Monologue Show, which explores the stories of women who involved or rumored-to-be involved with President John F. Kennedy. Co-written by Nashville-area women playwrights and actors, it is performed by a diverse ensemble of actors who bring the women to life ‚Äúin a fascinating look at a lesser-known aspect of history and a thought-provoking and entertaining evening of theatre.‚ÄĚ

Red Bull Theater's MAC BETH Now Streaming On-Demand Photo Red Bull Theater's MAC BETH Now Streaming On-Demand
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022

Red Bull Theater is presenting the streaming broadcast of their acclaimed all-female production of Mac Beth, adapted and directed by Erica Schmidt from Shakespeare, for two weeks only beginning today, Monday May 16th. Virtual admission is only $25.00 allowing viewers to stream it any time through Sunday May 29th.

Erica Schmidt Videos

Video: Watch the Trailer for Audible Theater's LUCY, Now Beginning Previews Tomorrow Videoplay
Video: Watch the Trailer for Audible Theater's LUCY, Now Beginning Previews Tomorrow

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 27, 2023

Get a first look at the trailer for Audible Theater’s world premiere of Lucy, now beginning preview performances Saturday, January 28, at the Minetta Lane Theatre.

VIDEO: Peter Dinklage & Kelvin Harrison Jr. Sing 'Someone to Say' in CYRANO Lyric Vid Videoplay
VIDEO: Peter Dinklage & Kelvin Harrison Jr. Sing 'Someone to Say' in CYRANO Lyric Video

by Michael Major - Feb 14, 2022

Cyrano is based on the stage musical adapted and directed by Erica Schmidt, from ‚ÄúCyrano de Bergerac‚ÄĚ by Edmond Rostand, with music by Aaron & Bryce Dessner and lyrics by Matt Berninger & Carin Besser. Watch Peter Dinklage and Kelvin Harrison Jr. perform 'Someone to Say' in the¬†new lyric video.

VIDEO: Peter Dinklage Talks CYRANO Film on CBS SUNDAY MORNING Videoplay
VIDEO: Peter Dinklage Talks CYRANO Film on CBS SUNDAY MORNING

by Stephi Wild - Dec 27, 2021

Peter Dinklage appeared on CBS Sunday Morning this weekend to discuss his role in the new film Cyrano.

VIDEO: Watch a New CYRANO Behind-the-Scenes Featurette Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch a New CYRANO Behind-the-Scenes Featurette

by Michael Major - Dec 6, 2021

Go behind the scenes with a first look at the new musical film adaption of Cyrano starring Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett and Kelvin Harrison Jr. The film is based on the stage musical by Erica Schmidt, with music by Aaron & Bryce Dessner and lyrics by Matt Berninger & Carin Besser. Plus, listen to a new track from the soundtrack now!

VIDEO: Peter Dinklage Performs 'Your Name' from CYRANO Musical Film on COLBERT Videoplay
VIDEO: Peter Dinklage Performs 'Your Name' from CYRANO Musical Film on COLBERT

by Michael Major - Dec 1, 2021

Peter Dinklage appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night to perform 'Your Name' from the new musical film adaption of Cyrano de Bergerac. He sang alongside Aaron and Bryce Dressner, of the musical group The National, who wrote the music for the new film. Watch the new performance now!

VIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer for CYRANO Starring Peter Dinklage Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer for CYRANO Starring Peter Dinklage

by Michael Major - Oct 6, 2021

With new music from Bryce Dessner & Aaron Dessner of The National, this musical film adaption of Cyrano stars Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett, Kelvin Harrison Jr., and Ben Mendelsohn.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from MTC's TAKING CARE OF BABY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 20, 2013

Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of Taking Care of Baby by Tony Award winner Dennis Kelly opened last night, Tuesday, November 19. Directed by Erica Schmidt (Humor Abuse), the cast features Francois Battiste (Magic/ Bird), Reed Birney (Blasted, Our Leading Lady), Kristen Bush (Kin, The Common Pursuit), Tony nominee Amelia Campbell (A Streetcar Named Desire, Our Country's Good), Margaret Colin (The Columnist, 'Gossip Girl'), Michael Crane (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jacksonoff-Broadway), Ethan Phillips (Golden Age) and Zach Shaffer ('Smash'). This five week limited engagement of Taking Care of Baby is presented as part of The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center - Stage II (131 West 55th Street). Previews began Tuesday, November 5. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights below!

VIDEO: Lorenzo Pisoni, Jennifer Westfeldt and Jon Hamm Launch Kickstarter for HUMOR ABUSE: THE DOCUMENTARY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2013

Lorenzo Pisoni has teamed up with friends Jennifer Westfeldt, Jon Hamm, William Rexer and Sarah Dusseault to launch a Kickstarter campaign to fund Humor Abuse: The Documentary, a doc based on his life growing up in the Pickle Family Circus with a clown for a father. Watch the campaign video below!


Erica Schmidt Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Erica Schmidt written?
Erica Schmidt has written 5 shows including Debbie Does Dallas (Bookwriter), Humor Abuse (Creator), All the Fine Boys (Playwright), Cyrano (Adaptor), Mac Beth (Adaptor).

What awards has Erica Schmidt been nominated for?
Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Mac Beth .