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Tom Jones

 
Bio:
With Harvey Schmidt, Tom Jones wrote The Fantasticks for a summer theater at Barnard College. After its Off Broadway opening in May 1960 it went on to become the longest-running production in the history of the American stage and one of the most frequently produced musicals in the world. Their first ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
With Harvey Schmidt, Tom Jones wrote The Fantasticks for a summer theater at Barnard College. After its Off Broadway opening in May 1960 it went on to become the longest-running production in the history of the American stage and one of the most frequently produced musicals in the world. Their first ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1997
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  [New York]
Reading, 1989
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  [Chicago]
World Premiere, 1987
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  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1974
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Original Off-Broadway Production, 1960
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[Off-Broadway, 2006]
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[Broadway, 1969]
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Photos

Rafael Rodriguez, Joy Del Valle, Nick Wyman, Matt Dengler, 
Tom Jones, Samantha Bruce Photo

Rafael Rodriguez, Joy Del Valle, Nick Wyman, Matt Dengler, Tom Jones, Samantha Bruce, Fred Applegate, Gabriella Mack, Noah Mogaka

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01/28/2020
Peter Saide, Janet Metz, Lewis Cleale, Lynn Wintersteller, 
Nancy Ford, Tom Jones, Br Photo

Peter Saide, Janet Metz, Lewis Cleale, Lynn Wintersteller, Nancy Ford, Tom Jones, Brad Oscar, Jerry McIntrye, Samantha Bruce, Daniel J. Edwards

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04/09/2019

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1997
Performer

  [New York]
Reading, 1989
Performer

  [Chicago]
World Premiere, 1987
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1974
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1960
Henry

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2006]
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[Broadway, 1969]
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Tom Jones Biography

With Harvey Schmidt, Tom Jones wrote The Fantasticks for a summer theater at Barnard College. After its Off Broadway opening in May 1960 it went on to become the longest-running production in the history of the American stage and one of the most frequently produced musicals in the world. Their first Broadway show, 110 in the Shade, was revived on Broadway in a new production starring Audra McDonald. I Do! I Do!, their two character musical starring Mary Martin and Robert Preston, was a success on Broadway and is frequently produced around the country and the world. (One production, in Minneapolis, played for 22 continuous years with the same two ac tors in the leading roles.) For several years Jones and Schmidt worked privately at their theater workshop, concentrating on small-scale musicals in new and often untried forms. The most notable of these efforts were Celebration, which moved to Broadway, and Philemon, which won an Outer Critics Circle Award. They contributed incidental music and lyrics to the Off Broadway play Colette starring Zo√ɬę Caldwell, then later did a full-scale musical version under the title Colette Collage. The Show Goes On, a musical revue featuring their theater songs and starring Jones and Schmidt, was presented at the York Theater, and Mirette, their musical based on the award-winning children's book, was premiered at the Goodspeed Opera House in Connecticut. In addition to an Obie Award and the 1992 Special Tony Award for The Fantasticks, Jones and Schmidt were inducted into the Broadway Hall of Fame at the Gershwin Theatre, and on May 3, 1999 their stars were added to the Off Broadway Walk of Fame outside the Lucille Lortel Theater.

Tom Jones Awards and Nominations

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

Tom Jones News

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. 

Alexander Skarsgård, Nicholas Braun & More Join the 53rd Season of DOCUMENTARY NOW! Photo Alexander Skarsgård, Nicholas Braun & More Join the 53rd Season of DOCUMENTARY NOW!
by Michael Major - Aug 5, 2022

The two-part, season premiere episode, ‚ÄúSoldier of Illusion,‚ÄĚ written by John Mulaney and starring Alexander Skarsg√•rd (The Northman, Big Little Lies), Nicholas Braun (Succession, Zola) and August Diehl (Inglourious Basterds), was inspired by the Werner Herzog-focused documentary Burden of Dreams.

Review: TURN AROUND AND TAKE A BOW: MY MUSICAL LIFE  by Mike Dixon Photo Review: TURN AROUND AND TAKE A BOW: MY MUSICAL LIFE by Mike Dixon
by Abbie Grundy - Aug 4, 2022

Mike Dixon is undoubtedly one of the British music industry's giants. He has brushed shoulders with some of the elite artists of the 20th (and 21st) centuries, including Dame Shirley Bassey, Andrew Lloyd-Webber, and Queen (to name but a few). Despite this roaring success, Dixon's biography, 'Turn Around A Take A Bow: My Musical Life' is one of humility and heart.

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.

Wolf Trap Foundation And National Symphony Orchestra Commission New Work By Paquito D Photo Wolf Trap Foundation And National Symphony Orchestra Commission New Work By Paquito D'Rivera
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 27, 2022

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts and the National Symphony Orchestra have commissioned a new work by famed Latin Jazz multi-instrumentalist and¬†composer Paquito D'Rivera.¬†Entitled ‚ÄúThe Journey,‚Ä̬†the new work is a concerto for cello, clarinet, erhu, and orchestra. Yo-Yo Ma, cello, and Paquito D'Rivera, clarinet, will be joined by Cathy Yang, erhu, and the National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jos√© Luis Gomez.

Helane Blumfield and Bobby Peaco Reprise ME AND BOBBY PEACO At Don't Tell Mama Photo Helane Blumfield and Bobby Peaco Reprise ME AND BOBBY PEACO At Don't Tell Mama
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 26, 2022

Helane Blumfield and Bobby Peaco return to Don't Tell Mama for a two-night encore performance of Me and Bobby Peaco on Tuesday, August 2 and Wednesday, August 3, both at 7 PM. The show is directed by Lennie Watts.

ME AND BOBBY PEACO Returns To Don't Tell Mama Photo ME AND BOBBY PEACO Returns To Don't Tell Mama
by Stephi Wild - Jul 20, 2022

Helane Blumfield and Bobby Peaco return to Don't Tell Mama for a two night encore performance of ME AND BOBBY PEACO.

Feature: GET TOGETHER WITH LEGENDS IN CONCERT during E'Stefano Inclusive Tuesday show Photo Feature: GET TOGETHER WITH LEGENDS IN CONCERT during E'Stefano Inclusive Tuesday show at the Stirling Club
by Debbie Hall - Jul 15, 2022

E’Stefano Inclusive Tuesday will feature Get Together with past, present, and future Legends in Concert cast members performing at The Stirling Club on July 19.

Tom Jones Videos

The Waterboys Release OUT OF ALL THIS BLUE, US Tour Starts This Month VideoThe Waterboys Release OUT OF ALL THIS BLUE, US Tour Starts This Month
by Kaitlin Milligan - Sep 6, 2019

Following the release earlier this year of their critically acclaimed album Where The Action Is, The Waterboys release the Out Of All This Blue EP via Cooking Vinyl.

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.

Heresy Records to Re-Release 'The Wexford Carols' VideoHeresy Records to Re-Release 'The Wexford Carols'
by Kaitlin Milligan - Nov 29, 2018

Described by the Los Angeles Times as ‚Äúeasily the year's most ambitious undertaking‚Ä̬†The Wexford Carols¬†reached #1 on both the Billboard and Amazon World Music charts in 2015. Heresy Records will re-release this significant and compelling album on November 15, 2018.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Candice Shedd-Thompson VideoBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Candice Shedd-Thompson
by Elliot Lanes - Oct 30, 2018

One of the best things about being a columnist is you can introduce some fresh new talent to the public. Take, for example, today's subject Candice Shedd-Thompson who is currently living her theatre life onstage at MetroStage in its tenth anniversary production of the pop-rock musical Rooms a Rock Romance. The production runs through November 11th.

VIDEO: Highlights From MAMMA MIA! at North Shore Music Theatre VideoVIDEO: Highlights From MAMMA MIA! at North Shore Music Theatre
by Stage Tube - Aug 14, 2018

Audiences will be dancing in the aisles when Bill Hanney's award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) presents their original in-the-round production of the worldwide musical phenomenon, MAMMA MIA! for an extended 4 week run. Performances of MAMMA MIA! begins on Tuesday, August 7 and playing through Sunday, September 2, 2018.

VIDEO: First Look at MAMMA MIA! at North Shore Music Theatre VideoVIDEO: First Look at MAMMA MIA! at North Shore Music Theatre
by Stage Tube - Aug 8, 2018

Audiences will be dancing in the aisles when Bill Hanney's award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) presents their original in-the-round production of the worldwide musical phenomenon, MAMMA MIA! for an extended 4 week run. Performances of MAMMA MIA! begins on Tuesday, August 7 and playing through Sunday, September 2, 2018.

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.

VIDEO: At Nearly 90, Marilyn Maye Has Hit Her Peak VideoVIDEO: At Nearly 90, Marilyn Maye Has Hit Her Peak
by Stage Tube - Jan 28, 2018

In a new feature for Sunday Morning, Grammy-nominated Marilyn Maye talks about her old school vibes, her secrets to success from her seven decades in the business, and how she just may be finally hitting her peak.


Tom Jones Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Tom Jones written?
Tom Jones has written 21 shows including 110 in the Shade (Lyricist), 4 Below (Sketches), Son of 4 Below (Lyricist), Kaleidoscope (Lyricist), Demi-Dozen (Lyricist), The Fantasticks (Bookwriter), Anatol (Bookwriter/Lyricist), I Do! I Do! (Bookwriter), Celebration (Bookwriter), Colette (Lyricist), Colette (Lyricist), Portfolio Revue (Lyricist), Philemon (Bookwriter/Lyricist), The Bone Room (Lyricist), Colette (Bookwriter/Lyricist), Grover's Corners (Bookwriter/Lyricist), Mirette (Lyricist), The Show Goes On (Lyricist), Roadside (Bookwriter), Roadside (Bookwriter/Lyricist), Harold and Maude (Bookwriter/Lyricist).

What awards has Tom Jones been nominated for?
Legend of Off Broadway Award () , Playwrights Sidewalk Inductee(s) (The Lortels) , 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 Tom Jones 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.