Josh Schmidt biography
At Writers Theatre: The Importance of Being Earnest, Arcadia, The Diary of Anne Frank, Days Like Today, A Minister's Wife, The Maids, Nixon's Nixon, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Old Settler, The Lion in Winter, The Duchess of Malfi, Crime and Punishment, The Savannah Disputation, Othello, The Puppetmaster of Lodz, The Subject Was Roses, Benefactors, Rough Crossing, The Price, A Phoenix Too Frequent.
As a composer/co-authorer, Josh has written—A Minister’s Wife (Lincoln Center, Writers Theatre), ADD1NG MACH1N3 (Minetta Lane), Whida Peru (59E59), Midwestern Gothic (Signature, VA) and Gift of the Magi (American Players Theatre, WI). For incidental scores—When the Rain Stops Falling (Lincoln Center) and Fifty Words (MCC). As composer/Sound Designer—Therese Raquin (Roundabout Theatre Company/Studio 54) House of Blue Leaves (Walter Kerr), Brighton Beach Memoirs (Nederlander), Dinner With Friends (Roundabout Theatre Company), Model Apartment (Primary Stages), Her Requiem (LCT3), Dying For It, 3 Kinds of Exile (Atlantic), Water By The Spoonful (Second Stage), Crime and Punishment (59E59) and many others. Additional Chicago credits include Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Goodman Theater, Northlight Theatre, Next Theatre Company, Seanachai Theatre Company and many others. Regional credits include over 250 productions at venues across the country including 3 seasons Stratford Shakespeare Festival (Ontario, Canada), Philadelphia Theatre Company (PA), The Kennedy Center, Ford's Theatre (Washington DC), Seattle Repertory Theatre (WA), Alley Theatre (Resident Artist, Houston, TX), Arizona Theater Company (AZ), Cleveland Playhouse (OH), Kansas City Rep (MO), South Coast Repertory (CA), Delaware Theatre Company (DE), 15 Seasons at American Players Theatre (Spring Green, WI), Milwaukee Repertory Theater and many others. Commissioned work includes Metropolitan Opera, RKO, Groundswell, Playwrights Horizons. Recordings include ADD1NG MACH1N3, A Minister’s Wife—both released on PS Classics and available on ITunes, Amazon, etc. Josh is an Associate Artist at Alley Theatre in Houston. Josh is a proud member of ASCAP. Awards and nominations include Lortel, Outer Critics, Jeff, ASCAP, NEA/TCG, Prague Quadrennial 2007, Sundance Theatre Lab UCross 2012. fortytwofootgrand.com
[Bio as of August 2017]