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John Schimmel

 
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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1982
Eddie
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1981
Eddie

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Book, Music, and Lyrics
 
[Broadway, 1978]
String Bass

Writing

Composer/Lyricist

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1982
Eddie

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1981
Eddie

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Book, Music, and Lyrics

[Broadway, 1978]
String Bass

Writing
Composer/Lyricist

John Schimmel Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 1984 - Musical of the Year
John SchimmelPump Boys And Dinettes

John Schimmel News

BWW Review: PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at The Winter Park Playhouse Photo BWW Review: PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at The Winter Park Playhouse
by Joseph Harrison - May 22, 2022

Somewhere on Highway 57 between Frog Level and Smyrna sits a little diner across from a service station where the pie is fresh, the beer is cold, and the gas is cheap (if that’s even possible these days). Such is the setting for the Off-Broadway hit musical PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES. And in its latest production of this feel-good musical, The Winter Park Playhouse delivers a toe-tapping, knee slapping good time.

PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Winter Park Playhouse May 13 -June 12 Photo PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Winter Park Playhouse May 13 -June 12
by - May 6, 2022

Special Offer - PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Winter Park Playhouse May 13 -June 12

Cast Announced For PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Winter Park Playhouse Photo Cast Announced For PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Winter Park Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - May 3, 2022

A new cast takes the stage for the Country Western toe-tappin' fun and side-splitting comedy of Pump Boys and Dinettes on The Winter Park Playhouse mainstage - May 13 through June 12, 2022. 

The Winter Park Playhouse to Present PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES Photo The Winter Park Playhouse to Present PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2022

Country Western toe-tappin' fun and side-splitting comedy will delight audiences when Broadway hit Pump Boys and Dinettes takes The Winter Park Playhouse mainstage May 13 through June 12, 2022. 

Photos: PUMP BOYS & DINETTES Opens at Porchlight Music Theatre Photo Photos: PUMP BOYS & DINETTES Opens at Porchlight Music Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 6, 2021

Award-winning Porchlight Music Theatre returns to live performances and the launch of its 27th Mainstage season with Pump Boys & Dinettes, now playing through December 12 at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N.

BWW Review: PUMP BOYS & DINETTES at Porchlight Music Theatre Photo BWW Review: PUMP BOYS & DINETTES at Porchlight Music Theatre
by Rachel Weinberg - Nov 5, 2021

After the long pandemic hiatus, Porchlight Music Theatre returns to in-person productions with a feel-good staging of PUMP BOYS & DINETTES. It’s clear that Artistic Director Michael Weber knew that audiences would be craving some classic, lighthearted musical theater sentiment after such a long time away. He was wise to program director Daryl Brooks’s production of this 1983 show as a welcome back.

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre's PUMP BOYS & DINETTES Opens Tomorrow Photo Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre's PUMP BOYS & DINETTES Opens Tomorrow
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 3, 2021

Award-winning Porchlight Music Theatre returns to live performances and the launch of its 27th Mainstage season with Pump Boys & Dinettes, now playing through December 12 at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St.

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Cast And Creative Team For PUMP BOYS & DINETTES Photo Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Cast And Creative Team For PUMP BOYS & DINETTES
by Stephi Wild - Sep 22, 2021

One of the longest running shows in Chicago Theatre history, Pump Boys & Dinettes is a music theatre phenomenon filled with toe-tapping music on guitar, piano, bass and a kitchen utensil or two! This North Carolina dinette is your home off the highway and located just across the street from the filling station.

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces 2021 - 22 Season Photo Porchlight Music Theatre Announces 2021 - 22 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 9, 2021

Porchlight Music Theatre¬†has announced its return to live performance with its 27th¬†season that includes the 2021 ‚Äď 2022¬†Mainstage,¬†Porchlight Revisits¬†and¬†New Faces Sing Broadway¬†seasons.¬†

BWW Review: Appleford On PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES Photo BWW Review: Appleford On PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES
by Herbert Paine - Jul 24, 2021

Welcoming guest contributor David Appleford to review The Phoenix Theatre Company's production of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES. Runs through August 23rd.

John Schimmel Videos

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Theatre at the Center
by Stage Tube - Sep 30, 2016

Five Chicago actor-musicians made their Theatre at the Center debut in this production. Christine Mild as Rhetta Cupp, Shaun Whitley as Jim, Matt Holzfeind as Jackson, Matt Edmonds as L.M. and Cody Siragusa as Eddie are joined by Veronica Garza, who returns to the TATC stage to play Rhetta's sister Prudie Cupp. Directed by Brian Russell with musical direction by William Underwood, Pump Boys and Dinettes will continue through October 16.  Check out some songs from the show below!

STAGE TUBE: Backstage with Village Theatre's PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES, Featuring Levi Kreis
by Stage Tube - Sep 12, 2016

Village Theatre kicks off its 2016-2017 Season with Pump Boys and Dinettes, a light-hearted concert-style musical celebration of life's simple pleasures, set on Highway 57 in North Carolina. Click below to go behind the scenes!

STAGE TUBE: Paper Mill's PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES Gets an Extra Order of Love with Onstage Marriage Proposal
by Stage Tube - Apr 12, 2016

Last Saturday, Paper Mill Playhouse was privileged to participate in an on-stage marriage proposal during a performance of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES - watch the moment during intermission below! PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES will run eight times a week at the Millburn, New Jersey, theater through May 1, 2016.

STAGE TUBE: Celebrate Life, Love and Catfish with Highlights from Paper Mill's PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES
by Stage Tube - Apr 6, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse's spring musical, PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES, begins tonight, featuring James Barry (Jim), Gabe Bowling (Jackson), Julie Foldesi (Prudie), Jason Ostrowski (L.M.), Alysha Umphress (Rhetta) and Sam Weber (Eddie). PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES is conceived and written by John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel and Jim Wann. PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES is directed by John Foley with choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter. PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES will run eight times a week at the Millburn, New Jersey, theater through May 1, 2016. The official press opening night is Sunday, April 10. Check out highlights from the production below!

BWW TV: Travel South to Highway 57 in Rehearsal for Paper Mill's PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES!
by TV - On the Road - Mar 31, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse will soon present its spring musical, Pump Boys and Dinettes, featuring James Barry(Jim), Gabe Bowling (Jackson),Julie Foldesi (Prudie), Jason Ostrowski (L.M.), Alysha Umphress(Rhetta) and Sam Weber (Eddie). Pump Boys and Dinettes is conceived and written by John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel and Jim Wann. Pump Boys and Dinettes will be directed by John Foley with choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter. Pump Boys and Dinettes will run eight times a week at the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from April 6 through May 1, 2016. The official press opening night is Sunday, April 10, at 7:00pm. Paper Mill Playhouse's 2015-2016 Season is proudly sponsored by Investors Bank.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Hunter Foster, Katie Thompson & More in Encores! PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 16, 2014

Pump Boys and Dinettes, the final production of the 2014 Encores! Off-Center series, stars Jordan Dean, Hunter Foster, Mamie Parris, Randy Redd, Katie Thompson and Lorenzo Wolff. Pump Boys, running today, July 16, through the 19th, is directed by Lear deBessonet and choreographed by Danny Mefford. Jeanine Tesori is the Encores! Off-Center artistic director; Chris Fenwick is the music director. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the cast in action below!

BWW TV: Chatting with the Cast of Encores! PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES; Plus Performance Preview!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 9, 2014

Pump Boys and Dinettes, the final production of the 2014 Encores! Off-Center series, will star Jordan Dean, Hunter Foster, Mamie Parris, Randy Redd, Katie Thompson and Lorenzo Wolff, with Austin Moorhead on guitar. Pump Boys, running July 16 - 19, will be directed by Lear deBessonet and choreographed by Danny Mefford. Jeanine Tesori is the Encores! Off-Center artistic director; Chris Fenwick is the music director. The company of Pump Boys and Dinettes met the press today, and BroadwayWorld brings you interviews with the cast, plus a sneak peek at two numbers from the show!


John Schimmel Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has John Schimmel been in?
John Schimmel has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has John Schimmel been in?
John Schimmel has not appeared in the West End

What awards has John Schimmel been nominated for?
Musical of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Pump Boys And Dinettes .

How many shows has John Schimmel written?
John Schimmel has written 1 shows including Pump Boys and Dinettes (Composer/Lyricist).