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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 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’s A Month In The Country with Taylor Schilling and Peter Dinklage (Classic Stage Company); Humor Abuse (co-creator/writer and director, Lucille Lortel Award – Manhattan Theatre Club, Philadelphia Theatre Company, American Conservatory Theatre, Seattle Rep and The Taper); Rent (Tokyo); Gary Mitchell’s 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 Photos


The New Group World Premiere, 2017

Erica Schmidt Productions

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



Erica Schmidt Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Director of a Play

Erica Schmidt, Mac Beth

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Erica Schmidt News

Tory Kittles, Brittany Inge & Stori Ayers to Star in HOME on Broadway

Roundabout Theatre Company has revealed the complete cast for the new production of Home by Samm-Art Williams, not seen on Broadway in more than 40 years, directed by Kenny Leon. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets.

Goodspeed's Gala & Auction Heads To Hartford in May

Come celebrate with Goodspeed Musicals at their annual Gala & Auction on Saturday, May 18, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Goodspeed's Terris Theatre.

The Public Theater to Present Gala Honoring HELL'S KITCHEN

The Public’s Annual Gala will take place on Wednesday, May 8 with a special performance of HELL’S KITCHEN on Broadway. Learn more about the gala!

Maggie Siff, Julie Halston & More to Star in BREAKING THE STORY at Second Stage

Second Stage Theater has revealed the complete cast for the world premiere production of a new play by Alexis Scheer, BREAKING THE STORY. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets.

THE GOD OF HELL Comes to Drama Works Theatre Company

Drama Works Theatre Company, a resident theatre company in Old Saybrook, will continue its 2024 season of plays with Sam Shepard's The God of Hell.

Photos: Peter Dinklage, Ben Platt, Joel Grey & More Celebrate THE CONNECTOR Opening Night

MCC Theater's The Connector officially opened February 6. Check out photos from opening night here!

Cast and Creative Team Set for ESCAPED ALONE World Premiere at Yale Repertory Theatre

Yale Repertory Theatre will continue its 2023–24 Season with Escaped Alone by Caryl Churchill, directed by Liz Diamond.

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld January 5th, 2024

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is January 5, 2024 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours: 

Drama Works Theatre Company To Open 2024 Season With THE BALTIMORE WALTZ

Drama Works Theatre Company in Old Saybrook, CT opens its 2024 season with Paula Vogel's 'The Baltimore Waltz.' The play follows siblings Anna and Carl as they navigate a trip to Europe in search of a cure for Anna's fatal disease. The season will also include 'The God of Hell,' 'Five Women Wearing the Same Dress,' 'Mac Beth,' 'Two Rooms,' and 'Venus in Fur.' Tickets available at

Broadway Licensing Global Acquires THE COTTAGE, KING JAMES, and LUCY

Broadway Licensing Global has acquired a series of three new titles, including 'The Cottage', the hit Broadway comedy by renowned playwright, Sandy Rustin. Learn more about the acquisitions here!

Photos: Laura Benanti, Solea Pfeiffer, and More Celebrate Audible Theater's 5th Anniversary

On Monday, September 18, Audible celebrated its 5th Anniversary of Audible Theater at the Minetta Lane. Check out photos from the event below!

DEAD OUTLAW World Premiere, NOBODY CARES Starring Laura Benanti & More Set for Audible Theater Programming

Audible Inc. celebrates the fifth anniversary of Audible Theater with new shows: The Energy Curfew Music Hour, Nobody Cares starring Laura Benanti, and the world premiere of Dead Outlaw. Read more about these upcoming productions and the expansion of Audible Theater's programming.

Theatre for a New Audience to Present Talk With John Lahr About ORPHEUS DESCENDING

Theatre for a New Audience will present a talk by John Lahr about Tennessee Williams and Orpheus Descending.

Cape Cod Theatre Project Kicks Off With Sharr White Event On June 22

The Cape Cod Theatre Project (CCTP) starts its 2023 season this evening from 5-7 PM at the Falmouth Yacht Club, with a Q&A and mixer event honoring CCTP alum Sharr White (Pictures From Home).

Video: Watch Mike Faist in the CHALLENGERS Film Trailer With Zendaya

Challengers stars Zendaya as Tashi Duncan, a former tennis prodigy turned coach. Married to a champion on a losing streak (Mike Faist – West Side Story), Tashi’s strategy for her husband’s redemption takes a surprising turn when he must face off against the washed-up Patrick (Josh O’Connor – The Crown). Watch the video trailer now!

Maggie Siff, Pico Alexander & More to Star in ORPHEUS DESCENDING at TFANA

Theatre for a New Audience will present Tennessee Williams’ Orpheus Descending, July 9–August 6 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center. See who is starring, and learn how to purchase tickets!

Audible Theater's LUCY Reschedules Two Performances Due to Illness in the Company

Due to illness in the company, the February 13 and February 14 performances of Audible Theater’s Lucy have been rescheduled.

New Comedy Shows with Chris Gethard & Michael Cruz Kayne to be Presented at Audible Theater This Spring

Audible Inc., has announced details for Audible Theater’s next two shows at the Minetta Lane Theatre, featuring Chris Gethard & Michael Cruz Kayne.

Broadway Buying Guide: February 13, 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, February 13, 2023.

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of LUCY at the Minetta Lane Theatre

Check out photos from opening night of Audible Theater's world premiere production of Lucy, written and directed by BAFTA Award nominee Erica Schmidt.


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?

Ericica Schmidt has been nominated for the Outstanding Director of a Play award at the Drama Desk Awards for her work on Mac Beth.

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