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The Full List of Schmidt and Jones Musicals

Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones were a successful musical theatre writing duo from the 1960s to the early 2000s. Below you’ll find a full list of Schmidt and Jones musicals, sorted chronologically. And if you scroll down, you’ll also find a list of lesser-known works by the duo.

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Schmidt and Jones Musicals

Shoestring ’57

Music/Lyrics: Various

Musical Type: Golden Age (1957)

This was the first collaboration between Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones. It’s a revue of songs and sketches featuring music from various composers.

The Fantasticks

Music: Harvey Schmidt  Lyrics/Book: Tom Jones

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1960)

The Fantasticks was an enormous success for the duo. The original Off-Broadway production ran for a record-breaking 17,162 performances, making it the world’s longest-running musical.

110 in the Shade

Music: Harvey Schmidt  Lyrics: Tom Jones  Book: N. Richard Nash

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1963)

After the success of The Fantasticks, 110 in the Shade premiered on Broadway in 1963. The show received four Tony Award nominations.

I Do! I Do!

Music: Harvey Schmidt  Lyrics/Book: Tom Jones

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1966)

Another Tony-nominated musical, I Do! I Do! was a moderate success with a Broadway run of over 500 performances.


Music: Harvey Schmidt  Lyrics/Book: Tom Jones

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1969)

Celebration premiered on Broadway in 1969. Although the show did not turn out to be a financial success, it has since been revived on occasion.


Music: Harvey Schmidt  Lyrics/Book: Tom Jones

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1975)

One of the duo’s lesser-known works, Philemon premiered Off-Broadway in 1975 and had a short revival in 1991.

The Show Goes On

Music: Harvey Schmidt  Lyrics: Tom Jones

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1997)

The Show Goes On is a musical revue featuring a portfolio of songs by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt.


Music: Harvey Schmidt  Lyrics/Book: Tom Jones

Musical Type: Contemporary (2001)

Based on the 1929 play, Roadside premiered Off-Broadway in 2001. This is another one of the duo’s lesser-known works.

Lesser-Known Schmidt and Jones Musicals

These musicals were written by Schmidt and Jones, but don’t have cast albums or a large amount of relevant information available online. The following shows are listed in our Musical Archive.

1970: Colette Collage

1975: The Bone Room

1987: Grover’s Corners

1996: Mirette

Additional Work by Jones

1965: The Game of Love

2004: Making Musicals: An Informal Introduction to the World of Musical Theatre➝  (Book)

2005: Harold and Maude

2020: From Bed to Verse: Poems and Lyrics by Tom Jones➝

Additional Work by Schmidt

2005: Harvey Schmidt Plays Jones & Schmidt➝  (Album)

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Which of these musicals by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt your favorite?

Or have you ever played a role in one of the above Schmidt and Jones musicals? Feel free to share in the comments below. And if you like these types of lists, check out the musical database. That’s where you’ll find musicals sorted by composer, theme, setting, and more!

Stacy Karyn, Author of Schmidt and Jones Musicals
Author: Stacy Karyn

Stacy Karyn is the founder of Theatre Trip, author of The Thespian’s Bucket List, and creator of The Cast Album List. She holds a BA in theatre, a TESOL drama certificate, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


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