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'''Harvey Lester Schmidt''' (born [[September 12]], [[1929]], died [[February 28]] , [[2018]]) was an American composer for musical theatre and illustrator. He was best known for composing the music for the longest running musical in history, ''The Fantasticks'', which ran off-Broadway for 42 years from [[1960]] to [[2002]].
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{{Infobox Real Person|name = Harvey Schmidt|born = Harvey Lester Schmidt<br>[[September 12]], [[1929]]<br>Dallas, [[Texas]], [[United States]]|died = [[February 28]], [[2018]] (aged 88)<br>Texas, United States|nationality = [[File:Flag of the United States.png|20px]] American|occupation(s) = Composer|years active = [[1957]]–[[2017]]|image = Harvey Schmidt.jpg}}'''Harvey Lester Schmidt''' was an American composer for musical theatre and illustrator. He was best known for composing the music for the longest running musical in history, ''The Fantasticks'', which ran off-Broadway for 42 years from [[1960]] to [[2002]].
He has been nominated for three Tony Awards with collaborator Tom Jones: in [[1964]], as Best Composer and Lyricist for ''110 in the Shade'', and in [[1967]]  as Best Composer and Lyricist and his music as part of a Best Musical [[File:Harvey_Schmidt.jpg|thumb]]nomination for'' I Do! I Do!''.
 
   
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He has been nominated for three Tony Awards with collaborator Tom Jones: in [[1964]], as Best Composer and Lyricist for ''110 in the Shade'', and in [[1967]] as Best Composer and Lyricist and his music as part of a Best Musical nomination for'' I Do! I Do!''.
   
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His song "Try to Remember" was featured in ''[[Captain America: Civil War]]'' and in ''The Muppet Show''.
   
His song "Try to Remember" was featured in ''[[Captain America: Civil War]]'' and in ''[[The Muppet Show]]''.
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Latest revision as of 00:30, August 23, 2019

Harvey Lester Schmidt was an American composer for musical theatre and illustrator. He was best known for composing the music for the longest running musical in history, The Fantasticks, which ran off-Broadway for 42 years from 1960 to 2002.

He has been nominated for three Tony Awards with collaborator Tom Jones: in 1964, as Best Composer and Lyricist for 110 in the Shade, and in 1967 as Best Composer and Lyricist and his music as part of a Best Musical nomination for I Do! I Do!.

His song "Try to Remember" was featured in Captain America: Civil War and in The Muppet Show.

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