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Harvey Schmidt

 

Birth Place: Texas, USA

Stage Credits

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Original Off-Broadway Production, 1997
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World Premiere, 1987
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Original Off-Broadway Production, 1974
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1970
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2017 Oscar Hammerstein Award honorees Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones Photo

2017 Oscar Hammerstein Award honorees Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones

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12/07/2017
(top_ David McCoy, Joan Ross Sorkin, James Morgan, and Evans Haile; (bottom) Harvey S Photo

(top_ David McCoy, Joan Ross Sorkin, James Morgan, and Evans Haile; (bottom) Harvey Schmidt, and Tom Jones

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12/07/2017

 

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Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1997
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  [Chicago]
World Premiere, 1987
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  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1974
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1970
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Harvey Schmidt Awards and Nominations

 
- 2011 - Legend of Off Broadway Award Gold Star
Harvey Schmidt
 
The Lortels - 1999 - Playwrights Sidewalk Inductee(s) Gold Star
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Olivier Awards - 1991 - Best Musical Revival
Harvey SchmidtThe Fantasticks
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1975 - Special Award Gold Star
Harvey SchmidtPortfolio Studio
 
Tony Awards - 1967 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Harvey Schmidt, I Do! I Do!
 
Tony Awards - 1964 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Harvey Schmidt, 11 in the Shade
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1961 - Citation of Excellence Gold Star
Harvey Schmidt, The Fantasticks

Harvey Schmidt News

Centenary Stage Company Young Audience Series Final Weekend Of Performances And Fall  Photo Centenary Stage Company Young Audience Series Final Weekend Of Performances And Fall Registration Announcement 
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 8, 2022

Centenary Stage Company's Young Performers Workshop heads into the final weekend of performances for their 2022 Summer Festival of Shows. Performances will run through August 14 in the Little Theatre located at 400 Jefferson St, Hackettstown, NJ.

Centenary Stage Company's Young Audience Series Presents THE 2022 SUMMER FESTIVAL OF  Photo Centenary Stage Company's Young Audience Series Presents THE 2022 SUMMER FESTIVAL OF SHOWS
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 5, 2022

Centenary Stage Company's Young Performers Workshop presents their 2022 Summer Festival of Shows featuring performances of I Do! I Do! I Do! I Do!, A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking, and Two for Four. 

Alison Smyth and Scott Clarkson Lead THE FOURPOSTER at the Classic Theatre Festival T Photo Alison Smyth and Scott Clarkson Lead THE FOURPOSTER at the Classic Theatre Festival This Month
by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2022

Canadian actress and singer Alison Smyth returns to the Classic Theatre Festival this August to play Agnes in Jan de Hartog's THE FOURPOSTER with Scott Clarkson as Michael. The production is directed by Laurel Smith, the Artistic Producer of the Festival, with fight choreography by Jessica Vandenberg.

THE FANTASTICKS Comes to City Theatre Austin Next Month Photo THE FANTASTICKS Comes to City Theatre Austin Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2022

To end the summer ‚ÄúBack in Show Business‚ÄĚ season, City Theatre Austin is honored to present the musical classic, The Fantasticks.¬†It is a show years in the making and the company's first full-length musical production since their 2018 mega-hit sensation Tommy. The curtains rises September 2 ‚Äď 18 at Trinity Street Playhouse located at the First Baptist Church of Austin.

Centenary Stage Company's Young Audience Series Announces Summer Festival Of Shows Photo Centenary Stage Company's Young Audience Series Announces Summer Festival Of Shows
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 27, 2022

Centenary Stage Company's Young Performers Workshop's 2022 Summer Festival of Shows has just been announced and will feature performances of I Do! I Do! I Do! I Do!, A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking, and Two for Four.

BWW Exclusive: Larry Blank Tributes Mentor & Friend Donald Pippin Photo BWW Exclusive: Larry Blank Tributes Mentor & Friend Donald Pippin
by Larry Blank - Jun 14, 2022

Larry Blank writes a touching tribute to his longtime friend, Don Pippin, who passed away last week a the age of 95 years old.

Cast Announced For THE RAINMAKER at Peninsula Players Theatre Photo Cast Announced For THE RAINMAKER at Peninsula Players Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jun 3, 2022

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County's theatrical icon, is thrilled to announce the cast and creative team for ‚ÄúThe Rainmaker‚ÄĚ by N. Richard Nash.¬†A road trip Nash took through the American west and a real-life rainmaker inspired him to write the story.¬†

Music Theatre International Celebrates 70 Years Photo Music Theatre International Celebrates 70 Years
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 2, 2022

Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI)¬†announced the celebration of its 70th anniversary. Officially recognized on May 29th, the date former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg declared ‚ÄúMusic Theatre International Day‚ÄĚ in 2012, MTI is celebrating this milestone throughout the next year by showcasing the incredible talents of theatrical organizations around the world.

THE FANTASTICKS Creator Tom Jones to Debut New LGBTQ+ Rewrite at The Flint Repertory  Photo THE FANTASTICKS Creator Tom Jones to Debut New LGBTQ+ Rewrite at The Flint Repertory Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022

Flint Repertory Theatre is set to debut an LGBTQ+ rewrite of the longest-running musical in history, The Fantasticks, on June 3rd. 

Vagabond Players to Stage THE FANTASTICKS Photo Vagabond Players to Stage THE FANTASTICKS
by Marissa Tomeo - May 14, 2022

Vagabond Players rounds out its 106th season with the world’s longest running musical, The Fantasticks (Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones, Music by Harvey Schmidt). This magical show was suggested by a play, Les Romanesque, by Edmond Rostand. Originally slated for the 104th season, Vagabond Players is thrilled to welcome back and present this production post- pandemic.

Harvey Schmidt Videos

VIDEO: First Look at 42nd Street Moon's 110 IN THE SHADE VideoVIDEO: First Look at 42nd Street Moon's 110 IN THE SHADE
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2019

San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon (Daren A.C. Carollo and Daniel Thomas, Co-Executive Directors) has announced the full cast and creative team for Moon's next production, the 8-Time Tony Award-nominated musical 110 IN THE SHADE. Based N. Richard Nash's acclaimed 1954 play THE RAINMAKER (the basis for the 1956 film starring Burt Lancaster and Katharine Hepburn), 110 IN THE SHADE features music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones (THE FANTASTICKS), and a book by Nash adapted from his own play. 42nd Street Moon's production of 110 IN THE SHADE runs from April 24 - May 12, 2019 and will perform at San Francisco's Gateway Theatre (215 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94111). The press opening will take place on Saturday, April 27 at 6:00 p.m. Tickets range from $30 - $75 and can be purchased through the Box Office at (415) 255-8207 or online at www.42ndstmoon.org.

BWW Exclusive: Watch a Recap of Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp VideoBWW Exclusive: Watch a Recap of Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp
by Stage Tube - Jun 18, 2018

Kristin Chenoweth recently held her 4th annual Broadway Bootcamp, followed by the 2nd annual Kristi Awards. BroadwayWorld is giving you a look at the video that introduced the awards ceremony.

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Harvey Schmidt & Tom Jones on Stage Together One Last Time VideoBWW TV Exclusive: Watch Harvey Schmidt & Tom Jones on Stage Together One Last Time
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 1, 2018

As magical as the evening was, after Freddie Gershon gave an impassioned presentation to the duo, Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones hit the stage and brought the house down at ages 88 and 89 respectively. They joined forces onstage to perform a song from their musical The Bone Room, described by Jones as being about 'the pleasures of dying and being embalmed in this great country of ours.' Below, watch as they perform together for the last time. BWW feels privileged to share with you a bit of highlights of these two legends together before a rapt and ecstatic audience who precded to shower them with a (well deserved) standing ovation... RIP Harvey Schmidt. 

BWW Flashback: Harvey Schmidt Reminisces on His Legendary Career in the Theatre VideoBWW Flashback: Harvey Schmidt Reminisces on His Legendary Career in the Theatre
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 1, 2018

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported earlier today, legendary composer Harvey Schmidt (The Fantasticks, 110 in the Shade, I Do! I Do!) passed away last night in Texas at 88 years of age. A family only funeral will take place in Texas next week, with a New York memorial to come at a future date.

Theater Talk: Mark Rylance & Claire van Kampen Explain FARINELLI AND THE KING VideoTheater Talk: Mark Rylance & Claire van Kampen Explain FARINELLI AND THE KING
by Theater Talk - Jan 22, 2018

Actor Mark Rylance (Academy Award and 2-time Tony Award winner) and playwright Claire van Kampen discuss her new play in which he stars, Farinelli and the King, with co-hosts playwright Warren Leight and Susan Haskins. Also, co-host Michael Musto goes backstage at The Oscar Hammerstein Awards for a conversation with this year's honorees, the legendary songwriting team of Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt (The Fantasticks; I Do, I Do; 110 in The Shade).

BWW TV: Try to Remember... Broadway Legends Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt Recall Caree VideoBWW TV: Try to Remember... Broadway Legends Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt Recall Career Highlights
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 5, 2017

Just last night, the York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, honored legendary musical theatre writing team Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt (The Fantasticks, I Do! I Do!, 110 in the Shade, Celebration) with the 2017 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 26th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala.

BWW TV: THE FANTASTICKS Cast Returns to Broadway in Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 15, 2016

In attendance today was the cast of The Fantasticks(Dale Hensley, Rob Richardson, Andrew Polec, Madison Claire Parks) who performed the songs 'Soon It's Gonna Rain' and 'Never Say No.' Check out highlights below!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/9/16- 110 IN THE SHADE
by Stage Tube - May 9, 2016

Today in 2007, the first Broadway revival of 110 in the Shade opened at Studio 54, where it ran for 94 performances. 110 in the Shade is a musical with a book by N. Richard Nash, lyrics by Tom Jones, and music by Harvey Schmidt. Based on Nash's 1954 play The Rainmaker, it focuses on Lizzie Curry, a spinster living on a ranch in the American southwest, and her relationships with local sheriff File, a cautious divorce who fears being hurt again, and charismatic con man Bill Starbuck, posing as a rainmaker who promises the locals he can bring relief to the drought-stricken area. The revival cast featured Audra McDonald as Lizzi and John Cullum as H.C. Curry.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/9/15- 110 IN THE SHADE
by Stage Tube - May 9, 2015

Today in 2007, the first Broadway revival of 110 in the Shade opened at Studio 54, where it ran for 94 performances. 110 in the Shade is a musical with a book by N. Richard Nash, lyrics by Tom Jones, and music by Harvey Schmidt. Based on Nash's 1954 play The Rainmaker, it focuses on Lizzie Curry, a spinster living on a ranch in the American southwest, and her relationships with local sheriff File, a cautious divorce who fears being hurt again, and charismatic con man Bill Starbuck, posing as a rainmaker who promises the locals he can bring relief to the drought-stricken area. The revival cast featured Audra McDonald as Lizzi and John Cullum as H.C. Curry.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 5/9- 110 IN THE SHADE
by Stage Tube - May 9, 2014

Today in 2007, the first Broadway revival of 110 in the Shade opened at Studio 54, where it ran for 94 performances. 110 in the Shade is a musical with a book by N. Richard Nash, lyrics by Tom Jones, and music by Harvey Schmidt. Based on Nash's 1954 play The Rainmaker, it focuses on Lizzie Curry, a spinster living on a ranch in the American southwest, and her relationships with local sheriff File, a cautious divorce who fears being hurt again, and charismatic con man Bill Starbuck, posing as a rainmaker who promises the locals he can bring relief to the drought-stricken area. The revival cast featured Audra McDonald as Lizzi and John Cullum as H.C. Curry.


Harvey Schmidt Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Harvey Schmidt written?
Harvey Schmidt has written 17 shows including 110 in the Shade (Composer), Son of 4 Below (Composer), Demi-Dozen (Composer), The Fantasticks (Composer), I Do! I Do! (Composer), Celebration (Composer), Colette (Composer), Colette (Composer), Portfolio Revue (Composer), Philemon (Composer), The Bone Room (Composer), Colette (Composer), Grover's Corners (Composer), Mirette (Composer), The Show Goes On (Composer), Roadside (Composer), Roadside (Composer).

What awards has Harvey Schmidt been nominated for?
Legend of Off Broadway Award () , Playwrights Sidewalk Inductee(s) (The Lortels) , Best Musical Revival (Olivier Awards) for The Fantasticks , Special Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Portfolio Studio , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for I Do! I Do! Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for 110 in the Shade and Citation of Excellence (Drama Desk Awards) for The Fantasticks .

What awards has Harvey Schmidt won?
Legend of Off Broadway Award (), Playwrights Sidewalk Inductee(s) (The Lortels) Special Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Portfolio Studioand Citation of Excellence (Drama Desk Awards) for The Fantasticks.