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Joshua Schmidt

 

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Sound Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Composer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2011]
Orchestrator
 
[Broadway, 2009] Cancelled
Sound Designer
 
[Broadway, 2009]
Sound Designer

Writing

Lyricist
Bookwriter
Composer
Composer

Photos

Jan Levy Traner, Austin Pendleton, Michael Halberstam and Joshua Schmidt Photo

Jan Levy Traner, Austin Pendleton, Michael Halberstam and Joshua Schmidt

From: 
Date:
05/08/2011
Jan Levy Tranen and Joshua Schmidt Photo

Jan Levy Tranen and Joshua Schmidt

From: 
Date:
05/08/2011

 

Stage

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Sound Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Composer

[Off-Broadway, 2011]
Orchestrator

[Broadway, 2009] Cancelled
Sound Designer

[Broadway, 2009]
Sound Designer

Writing
Lyricist
Bookwriter
Composer
Composer

Joshua Schmidt Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Book of a Musical
Joshua Schmidt, Adding Machine
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Lyrics
Joshua Schmidt, Adding Machine
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Music
Joshua Schmidt, Adding Machine
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 2008 - Best Musical
Joshua Schmidt, Adding Machine

Joshua Schmidt News

BWW Review: A MINISTER'S WIFE: Love, Marriage, and the Poetry in Between Photo BWW Review: A MINISTER'S WIFE: Love, Marriage, and the Poetry in Between
by Robert Encila-Celdran - Mar 9, 2022

In A MINISTER'S WIFE, the composer's collaboration with Austin Pendleton (book), and Jan Levy Tranen (lyrics) dilutes his influence on CANDIDA's transcription, relegating the audience to a compendiary version that eliminates, among other elements, Candida's businessman father - a staunch capitalist foil to her socialist husband, the Reverend James Morell. Just as well, I suppose, given the daunting task of mixing up politics with a love triangle.

The House Theatre Presents North American Premiere Of THE TRAGEDY OF KING CHRISTOPHE  Photo The House Theatre Presents North American Premiere Of THE TRAGEDY OF KING CHRISTOPHE At Chopin Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 8, 2022

The House Theatre of Chicago continues its 20th season, the first led by new artistic director¬†Lanise Antoine Shelley¬†under the theme ‚ÄúThe House Reimagined,‚ÄĚ with the North American premiere of¬†The Tragedy of King Christophe, the true story of the rise and fall of the first King of Haiti, April 22-May 29, 2022 at the Chopin Theatre.

Manhattan Theatre Club Announces Six 2021 Sloan Playwriting Commissions Photo Manhattan Theatre Club Announces Six 2021 Sloan Playwriting Commissions
by Stephi Wild - Jul 28, 2021

Since 2001, MTC has awarded a total of 100 commissions through the Sloan Foundation Program. Learn more about this year's commissions here!

The S&S Award Becomes S&S Theatre Productions Photo The S&S Award Becomes S&S Theatre Productions
by Stephi Wild - Apr 20, 2021

The S&S Award is turning producer to become S&S Theatre Productions, dedicated to producing radical new musical theatre­ with partnerships between the UK and the USA.

Finborough Theatre Musical To Be Shown Online As Part Of #FinboroughForFree Photo Finborough Theatre Musical To Be Shown Online As Part Of #FinboroughForFree
by Stephi Wild - Oct 1, 2020

Finborough Theatre will present ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL from Thursday, 1 October 2020 until Thursday, 12 October 2020.

The Met Cancels 2020-21 Opera Season, Announces Premieres for 2021-22 Photo The Met Cancels 2020-21 Opera Season, Announces Premieres for 2021-22
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 23, 2020

The Metropolitan Opera announced today that the ongoing health crisis has resulted in the cancellation of the entire 2020-21 season, but the company also announced ambitious artistic plans for its 2021-22 season, which will open with the Met premiere of Terence Blanchard's Fire Shut Up in My Bones.

Manhattan Theatre Club Announces Recipients of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Initiat Photo Manhattan Theatre Club Announces Recipients of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Initiative Commissions
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2020

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced this year's six recipients of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Initiative commissions. The commissioned writers are Kate Attwell, Mia Chung, Noah Diaz, Julia Izumi, Ife Olujobi, and Stacey Rose.

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with LCT's INTIMATE APPAREL Directed by Bartlett Sher Photo Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with LCT's INTIMATE APPAREL Directed by Bartlett Sher
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 24, 2020

Lincoln Center Theater will present Intimate Apparel by Ricky Ian Gordon and Lynn Nottage with Bartlett Sher. Previews begin February 27th.

Justin Austin, Dominic Armstrong and More Join Cast of INTIMATE APPAREL, Directed by  Photo Justin Austin, Dominic Armstrong and More Join Cast of INTIMATE APPAREL, Directed by Bartlett Sher
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 13, 2020

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of André Bishop) has announced casting for its upcoming production of Intimate Apparel, a new opera with music by Ricky Ian Gordon and a libretto by Lynn Nottage, based on her play. The opera, which will be directed by Bartlett Sher, will begin previews Thursday, February 27 and open on Monday, March 23 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street).

BWW Interview: Ariela Morgenstern of GYPSY at Bay Area Musicals Rises to the Challeng Photo BWW Interview: Ariela Morgenstern of GYPSY at Bay Area Musicals Rises to the Challenge of Momma Rose
by Jim Munson - Nov 5, 2019

Ariela Morgenstern's story is a variation on the old chestnut 'local girl makes good.' The San Francisco native returned home a few years ago after a fruitful decade based in New York. BroadwayWorld spoke with her shortly after she had begun rehearsals for that Mount Everest of a role, Gypsy's Momma Rose. Morgenstern is a multi-talented performer with a career that encompasses musical theater, opera and cabaret. And as if that didn't keep her busy enough, she also has a toddler at home. In conversation she is warm and earthy, with a wry perspective indicating a strong sense of who she is in this world.

Joshua Schmidt Videos

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from The Hypocrites' ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 29, 2016

This spring, The Hypocrites are bringing the award-winning, Off-Broadway musical hit ADDING MACHINE: A Musical back to Chicago where it first premiered. Directed by Geoff Button, with music direction by Matt Deitchman and choreography by Katie Spelman, this heartbreaking musical adaptation of Elmer Rice's play The Adding Machine features music by Joshua Schmidt and book and lyrics by Jason Loewith and Schmidt. ADDING MACHINE: A Musical will play now through May 15, 2016 at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. BroadwayWorld has highlights from the show below!

BWW TV Sneak Peek: Kudisch, Fry & Steggert in A MINISTER'S WIFE
by Robert Diamond - May 9, 2011

Currently in previews, Lincoln Center Theater's production of A MINISTER'S WIFE, a new musical with book by Austin Pendleton, music by Joshua Schmidt and lyrics by Jan Levy Tranen, based on Candida by George Bernard Shaw, conceived and directed by Michael Halberstam, opens Sunday, May 8, at 6:45pm. The cast for A MINISTER'S WIFE features Liz Baltes, Kate Fry, Drew Gehling, Marc Kudisch and Bobby Steggert. Here's a first look at a montage from the production!


Joshua Schmidt Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Joshua Schmidt written?
Joshua Schmidt has written 2 shows including Adding Machine (Lyricist), A Minister's Wife (Composer).

What awards has Joshua Schmidt been nominated for?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Adding Machine , Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Adding Machine Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Adding Machine and Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Adding Machine .