Congratulations to all of our 2015 Schmidt & Jones Award nominees! The Fifth Annual Schmidt & Jones Awards Ceremony honoring excellence in high school musical theater will be Friday, May 22 @ 7:00 PM in the Irving Arts Center’s Carpenter Performance Hall. Tickets are available by calling the box office @ 972-252-2787. Lyric Stage’s 2015 [...]Read More
LYRIC STAGE Presents The Schmidt and Jones Awards 2012 – 2013 Nominees and Winners * indicates winner BEST MUSICAL Hairspray – Boswell High School *Legally Blonde – Carroll Senior High School The Drowsy Chaperone – Coppell High School How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying – Irving High School Into the Woods – North [...]Read More
Lyric Stage is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2013 Schmidt and Jones Awards honoring excellence in high school musical theatre in North Texas. The awards gala is set for Thursday, May 23 at the Irving Arts Center. BEST MUSICAL Hairspray – Boswell High School Legally Blonde – Carroll Senior High School The Drowsy [...]Read More
Here’s a link to a slideshow of all the Schmidt and Jones best actor and actress nominees along with a chance to vote for your favorites. Profiles of the best actress nominees are here. Check out the profiles of the best actor nominees here.Read More
Lyric Stage is pleased to announce the 2012 nominees for the Schmidt and Jones Awards honoring excellence in high school musical theatre. Lyric Stage, Dallas County’s only locally produced professional musical theater company, will present the second annual Schmidt & Jones Awards celebrating excellence in high school musical theatre. The awards show is set for [...]Read More
The Schmidt and Jones Awards honoring excellence in high school musical theatre is sponsored by Lyric Stage, Dallas County’s only locally produced professional musical theatre company.
A panel of judges consisting of theatre professionals and theatre educators view the productions of the accepted applicants from schools in Dallas, Tarrant or Collin counties. The panel makes nominations and then votes to determine winners in various performance and design categories. Only students are eligible for awards. The directors of participating schools also receive written production evaluations.
The awards are named after Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones, native Texans and creators of The Fantasticks, the longest running show in the history of the American theatre. The original off-Broadway production played 42 years and 17,162 performances. Throughout the years, Lyric Stage has had a strong relationship with the duo, and in 2005-2006 produced Schmidt and Jones: A Celebration. The festival included productions of The Fantasticks and 110 in the Shade, and staged readings of Celebration and Philemon.
The Schmidt and Jones Awards are an opportunity to honor North Texas theatre students in a gala atmosphere with a Tony Award® feel.