Harvey Schmidt

Personal Information
Harvey Schmidt & Tom Jones wrote The Fantasticks for a summer theatre at Barnard College. Since its Off-Broadway opening in May 1960, it has gone on to become the longest running production in the history of the American stage. Their first Broadway show, 110 In The Shade, was nominated for a Tony Award and was successfully revived by the New York City Opera. I Do! I Do!, their two character musical starring Mary Martin and Robert Preston, was a success on Broadway and on tour, and is frequently done around the country and the world. For several years Jones and Schmidt worked privately at their theatre 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 a full-scale musical based on the same subject that toured the western states with Diana Rigg. And later yet, it was produced in New York under the title Colette Collage. In 1998, The Show Goes On, a musical revue featuring their theatre songs and starring Jones and Schmidt, was presented at the York Theatre to great acclaim. 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 and the 1992 Special Tony Award for The Fantastics, Jones and Schmidt are the recipients of the prestigious ASCAP- Richard Rogers Award. In February of 1999 they were inducted into the Broadway hall-of -Fame at the Gershwin Theatre, and on May 3rd, 1999, their "stars" were added to the Off- Broadway Walk of Fame outside the Lucille Lortel Theatre.
Playwrights' Sidewalk: Harvey Schmidt has a star on the Playwrights' Sidewalk.

Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Inventing Mary Martin York Theatre at St. Peter's 04/27/2014 Composer/Lyricist
2 The Fantasticks Theater Center/ Jerry Orbach Theater 08/16/2006 Composer
3 Roadside York Theatre at St. Peter's 11/29/2001 Composer
4 The Show Goes On York Theatre at St. Peter's 12/17/1997 Lyricist
5 The Show Goes On York Theatre at St. Peter's 12/17/1997 Composer
6 I Do! I Do! Lamb's Theatre 03/19/1996 Composer
7 Philemon Parish Hall at the Church of Heavenly Rest 01/11/1991 Composer
8 Philemon Portfolio Studio 04/08/1975 Music
9 Colette Ellen Stewart Theatre 05/06/1970 Composer
10 The Fantasticks Sullivan Street Playhouse 05/03/1960 Composer

Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 The Show Goes On York Theatre at St. Peter's 12/17/1997 N/A
2 Colette Ellen Stewart Theatre 05/06/1970 Pianist
Award Production Function
1 WON 1999 Lucille Lortel Award, Playwrights' Sidewalk Inductee