Past Performances - Page Three
June 30 - August 6th, 2006 at the Pasadena Playhouse
The story of a marriage is at the center of this intimate and nostalgic work by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones, the authors of The Fantasticks. The show begins with Michael and Agnes on their wedding day and traces their life together over a period of 50 years, until the day they leave their house to the next pair of newlyweds. In that time we watch them go through their wedding night jitters, raise a family, negotiate mid-life crises, quarrel, separate, reconcile and grow old together, all lovingly to the strains of a tuneful, charming score that includes the standard "My Cup Runneth Over."
"Highlights are the gorgeous duet "My Cup Runneth Over" and the delightfully droll "When the Kids Get Married." Julie Dixon Jackson and Tom Schmid exude the vocal prowess and charm to keep the episodes engaging. Mastering the physical comedy and flippant repartee, the actors capture the lighthearted fun at the heart of this unpretentious confection."
Les Spindle for Back Stage West
"The chemistry between [Tom Schmid and Julie Dixon Jackson]...is nothing short of magical."
Stephanie Lysaght for LA Weekly
"Julie Dixon Jackson and Tom Schmid pull off their portrayals with unfailing professionalism."
F. Kathleen Foley for Los Angeles City Beat
"...mellow-voiced Tom Schmid..."I Do, I Do," which has the bulletproof tunes of a vintage musical...maintains an elemental sweetness."
Don Shirley for The Los Angeles Times
Unfortunately, the show was cancelled before Tom's episode aired. It is rumored that they will be releasing the first season on DVD.
Tom's scene was filmed on March 22. The episode is entitled "Point of Origin" and is episode number 9.
March 4 & 12, 2006 on the Hallmark Channel:
Tom appeared in a scene with Lea Thompson. He played the role of a neighbor of "the dead man," and his character was questioned by Lea.
Tom's scene was filmed on June 1. The episode is entitled "(The Harder They Fall)" and is episode number 5.
March 31, 2004 on ABC:
Tom played the role of a dad, who was grilling some burgers with his wife and son. It was a joke on the Heinz Corporation's announcement that they were not endorsing John Kerry, or any other political candidate.
The sketch was taped on Tuesday, March 30th.
December 5, 2003 on ABC:
Tom played the part of a father in a silly fake TV commercial for a new "chewable" contraceptive pill.
The sketch was taped on Monday, November 24th.
May 3, 2005 on CBS:
Tom playedd the role of a United States Senator who is the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Amy has come to testify before the Senate concerning a new bill. The scene is the last one of the episode and this is also the season finale. The location and filming techniques make this a very dramatic and visually beautiful scene to watch.
Tom's scene will be filmed on March 31. The episode is entitled "My Name Is Amy Gray" and is episode number 622.
March 16, 2011 on FX:
Tom plays the role of FBI Special Agent Davi. The agent was called to the scene of a bank robbery that was in progress. Then Marshal Raylan Givens shows up and he puts the attempted robbery to an end in short order.
Tom's scene was filmed on location in Fillmore, CA on January 10th, 2011. The episode is entitled "Blaze of Glory" and is episode number 206.
March 2, 2007 on NBC:
This will be Tom's second appearance on the show. This time he is an IRS Agent who pays Sam Marquez (Vanessa Marcil) a "friendly visit."
He's in one scene toward the middle of the episode
Tom's work was filmed on January 25. The episode is entitled "Junk in the Trunk" and is episode number 416.
January 9, 2006 on NBC:
Tom is back in Las Vegas. The first time he was there on Angel and then on CSI. This time Tom is playing the role of an officer from the Las Vegas Department of Public Health. His character appears right in the middle of the episode outside of the trendy and hip restaurant "Mystique."
Tom's work was filmed on November 30. The episode is entitled "The Bitch is Back" and is episode number 313.
(Pasadena, CA )
Tom played the role of Mr. Marshall in Ms. Hellman's classic tale of greed. Also in the cast are Yvette Cason, Cleavant Derricks, Julia Duffy, Shawn Lee, Kelly McGillis, Geoff Pierson, Marc Singer, Rachel Sondag, and Steve Vinovich.
"Schmid makes such a strong impression in his lone Act One appearance that his Yankee presence is remembered throughout the play’s three acts"
Steven Stanley for Stage Scene LA
" Also noteworthy is Schmid's opening-scene portrayal of Yankee corporate opportunist Marshall"
Julio Martinez for Variety
December 15, 2005 (8:00 p.m.) at the Madrid Theatre
(Canoga Park, CA):
Love Songs is a wonderful collection of music written by Steven Cagan. It is the story of three couples as they attend a wedding. Prior to this performance, Tom had participated in two staged readings of the musical.
This was a special one-time-only performance that was be video recorded for promotional purposes.
Set design by George & Goldberg Design Associates.
21622 Sherman Way
Canoga Park, CA 91303
September 24, 2010 on CBS:
Tom plays the role of Cameron's Dad.
Tom's scenes were filmed from August 9th - 11th, 2010. The episode is entitled "Bring Your Daughter to Work Day" and is episode number 703.
Tom played the role of Mr. Alonzo Smith in this perfect family summer musical. The M.G.M. classic comes to life on the Cabrillo stage in this Civic Arts Plaza premiere. Sit down at the dinner table with the Smith family, circa 1904, and share their joys, struggles, and enduring humor as they face the ups and downs of life together. Songs include “The Boy Next Door,” “The Trolley Song,” “Skip to My Lou,” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” Featuring rollicking comedy and dazzling dance, Meet Me in St. Louis is as electric as a trip to the World’s Fair, which provides the show’s magical climax. Bring the entire family to Meet Me in St. Louis.
** Margaret O'Brien will be at every performance to meet with audience members. Ms. O'Brien received an Oscar award "for outstanding child actress of 1944", for her portrayal "Tootie" in the beloved movie.
Miss Guided is a mid-season replacement for ABC. It is planned replace one of the weaker shows this season. Check back later for and air date.
Tom's scenes were filmed on September 19th, 2007. The episode is entitled "The List" and is episode number 101.
April 30 - May 23, 2004: The Grove Theatre in Upland, CA
Tom played the leading-man role of Griffin Evergood in the world premiere of Moon Shine. Griffin is one of three Texas brothers who venture to California to satisfy the demands from their dear, departed, Daddy's will; Griffin must git him a gal, and git married in less than a month's time. Tom was featured heavily in this show, and he sang a lot of songs.
The characters are rich (literally and figuratively), and the humor never stops. The music will knock your socks off.
Fred Willard (Waiting For Guffman, Fernwood Tonight, etc.) is playing the role of Kenny in the show. Jim J. Bullock (Too Close for Comfort & The Hollywood Squares) is playing the role of Caleb.Moon Shine is directed by Ted Lange (Loveboat).
The book for Moon Shine was written by Mary Willard. The music and lyrics were written by the famed country composer and performer, Marty Stuart.
Various Viewing Dates:
- March 24 & 26, 2006: Phoenix Film Festival
- April 21 &: 22, 2006: Newport Beach Film Festival
- April 25, 2006: Houston Worldfest
- April 29 & 30, 2006: Indianapolis International Film Festival
In this award winning short film, directed by Will Hartman, Tom plays the role of "Roeper," in a sequence of the film where he actually reviews the short. Ooo...deep. A review of the movie within the movie.
Moosecock: A young director recounts the trials and tribulations of making his epic first film, 'Moosecock,' in Franklin College graduate Will Hartman's satiric look at hype and substance in today's mainstream movie industry.
June 5, 2005:
"Ticket To The Twenties" -- 1-5 p.m.
Homestead Museum, City of Industry, CA
This special afternoon event features the band playing their swellest 1920s dance tunes on this wonderful historic site. The event runs from 1:00 to 5:00 PM, and also features the dance troupe Hollywood Hornets, and emcee Maxwell DeMille! In addition, there will be historic house tours, crafts, food, games, demonstrations, and more! Period costume is encouraged. Best of all, admission is FREE! Go to the Museum's website for further details.
June 4, 2005 at the:
Tom sings with Dean Mora and his renowned dance orchestra,Mora's Modern Rhythmists at The Seaside Ball. It is being held at the Cabrillo Beach Bathhouse Ballroom in San Pedro, CA. The Rhythmists will be performing at this 1920s-themed dance, which will help raise funds to benefit the Fort MacArthur Museum. The ball is being held in perhaps one of the best-kept historical preservation secrets in Los Angeles -- the 1932 Cabrillo Beach Bathhouse Ballroom. It is a charming venue located right next to the crashing waves of Cabrillo Beach (next to San Pedro Harbor) -- a perfect scene for a Jay Gatsby/William Randolph Hearst-style summer soiree. Click on the image for more details.
Simply one of the best 20s-30s band recreations we've ever heard
- Past Times Magazine
The musicianship is superb
- The Halcyon Daily Review, by Frankie Hagan
Check out the Web site for Mora's Modern Rhythmists.
March 24, 2004, 8 p.m., at the Whitefire Theatre - (Sherman Oaks, CA):
The MoHos are Mary & Fred Willard's sketch comedy group. Well, they are putting on a presentation of the sketches written in their workshop.
The MoHos are: Edwina Anderson, Lee Barron, Newt Cox, Andy Gach, Dante Garza, Bren Hill, Richard Horvitz (Grim & Evil, Shrek), James Ladmirault, Richard Levinson, Judy Nazemetz, Lance Reifschneider, Charles Reinke, Tom Schmid, T.Sean Shannon (writer for SNL), Robbie Troy, Jeff Tully, Lou Wagner (Chips & Planet of the Apes), David van Wert, Hope Willard, and Fred Willard (Waiting For Guffman, Fernwood Tonight, etc.) as "Not Your Average Joe."
September 1, 2000 on ABC:
Tom played a new character on ABC's daytime drama (soap), One Life to Live. This time Tom was seen playing the role of RJ's attorney.
October 5, 1999 on ABC:
Tom once again appeared as a reporter on ABC's daytime drama (soap), One Life to Live.
July 7, 1999 on ABC:
This was Tom's first appearance on television!
Tom appeared on ABC's daytime drama (soap), One Life to Live. For those in the "biz", Tom did a U5. For those not in the "biz", a U5 is a part that has no more than 50 words. It's a union thing that effects how much one is paid. Tom played the part of a reporter in this episode. He used his "4 lines" to grill Dr. Ben Davidson about the legal fate of Lindsay Rappaport. Such high drama!
Tuesday, October 28, 2003 on NBC:
Tom played the part of Alexander, an FBI agent. His scene was with Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald, played by Galen Gerin. Now, "what's the FBI doing in Harmony", you ask? You'll just have to tune in to find out.
Tom taped the episode on September 12. The episode number is 1098.
Thursday, May 29, 2003 on NBC:
This was Tom's first appearance on NBC's daytime drama, Passions.
Tom played the role of a Maitre d' in a New England hotel restaurant. Who's ate at his restaurant? David and Grace.
Tom taped the episode on April 24. The episode number is 992.
November 5 - December 8, 2002: International City Theatre at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center (Center Theater)
Putting It Together joins over 30 Stephen Sondheim songs, taken from many of his hit musicals, and molds them into a newly structured framework. After the success of his earlier review, Side by Side, by Sondheim, the highly acclaimed composer wanted to create a new review that possessed a story from which the lyrics can still be relevant. The setting is an upscale, Manhattan apartment where a long-time married couple are hosting a small party. The show examines the eccentricities, naughty behavior and hidden yearnings of some very wealthy, very witty urbanites. By turns fast, funny, bold and stirring, Putting It Together is an intimate, insightful, often hilarious and ultimately moving portrait of contemporary society.
Tom will be playing the role of "the young man", in this 5 person review. Some of the featured songs that Tom will sing are, "Marry Me a Little", "Pretty Women", and "Live Alone and Like It". All-in-all Tom is involved in 19 of the songs.
The other cast members are TV and film star, Henry Polic II (TV'sWeber), Colleen Fitzpatrick (Broadway's Passion/Into the Woods/Cats/Company), Hank Adams, and Brittany Paige. The director is Michael Michetti, and the musical director is Dan Redfeld.
"Schmid is marvelous, wrapping his dulcet tenor around "Live Alone and Like It" and "Marry Me a Little" with breathtaking grace."
David C. Nichols for the Los Angeles Times
"Tom Schmid is a particular standout for both his expressive, smooth voice and winning chemistry."
Amy Nicholson for LA Weekly
"The expert cast displays seamless vocal blend and keen introspection."
David C. Nichols for the Los Angeles Times
"Schmid excels when doing the solo songs of the Bobby character from 'Company'."
Eric Marchese for the Orange County Register
"International City Theatre's production of "Putting It Together" is a knockout. ... Schmid's earnest plea, "Marry Me a Little"; and the concluding "Being Alive," [are] songs will pluck your heartstrings..."
Shirle Gottlieb for the Long Beach Press Telegram
"ICT's production is graced with a seasoned quintet of actor/singers, well equipped to handle the challenges of Sondheim's incomparable music and lyrics. ... The engaging Tom Schmid is at his best in the bitingly ironic "Marry Me a Little."
Les Spindle for Back Stage West
October 4, 2002
Yes, this is a new incarnation of Dick Clark's famous $10,000 Pyramid Game Show, which is now hosted by Donny Osmond. Tom was a contestant at a taping of the show on August 13. How did Tom do? He went to the winner's circle, and completed it for $10,000. It was a good day. The celebrity guests were Debra Jo Rupp of That 70's Show & Stephen Root of King of the Hill.
March 26, 1999 -- April 11, 1999 at the Harold Clurman Theatre (NYC)
Tom played the part of Dodi in this widely anticipated production of the musical based on the life of Princess Diana. It opened in New York for a limited engagement at the acclaimed Harold Clurman Theatre on 42nd Street.
Book and Direction: Stephen Stahl
Music and Lyrics: Claudia Perry
Produced By: Wayne Trevisani
Choreography: Phil LaDuca
"Tom Schmid has an outstanding voice and he has the ability to play his characters in distinctive ways."
David Roberts for Theatre Reviews Limited
April 4, 1999