Artist Profiles

Josh Schmidt

Josh Schmidt is thrilled to return to Steppenwolf Theatre Company after previously designing Tribes, The Birthday Party, The March and Time Stands Still, among others. Recently in Chicago he designed Sweet Bird of Youth at Goodman Theatre. Other Chicago projects include designs at Writers Theatre where he is an associate artist, Northlight Theatre and many others. Broadway credits include House of Blue Leaves and Brighton Beach Memoirs. Off-Broadway credits include A Minister’s Wife (Lincoln Center Theater); Adding Machine (Minetta Lane Theatre); Whida Peru (59E59 Theater); Water By the Spoonful (Second Stage Theatre); When the Rain Stops Falling (Lincoln Center Theater); Dying for it, 3 Kinds of Exile (Atlantic Theater Company); and Model Apartment (Primary Stages); among others. Regionally he has worked on more than 150 productions at venues across the country including Stratford Shakespeare Festival (Ontario, Canada), The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Alley Theatre in Houston, Texas, where he is an associate artist. Commissions include work with Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center Theater, Playwrights Horizons and Signature Theatre in Virginia. Recordings include Adding Machine and A Minister’s Wife— both released on PS Classics and available on iTunes and Amazon. Awards and recognitions include Lortel, Outer Critics, Jeff, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, National Endowment for the Arts, Theatre Communications Group, Prague Quadrennial 2007, Sundance Theatre Lab UCross 2012, American Musical Theatre Voices— Honorary Grant and 2012 Commission (Signature Theatre).