Harvey Schmidt, Tom Jones, Jim Steinman Will Be Inducted Into Songwriters Hall of Fame

News   Harvey Schmidt, Tom Jones, Jim Steinman Will Be Inducted Into Songwriters Hall of Fame Gordon Lightfoot, Bob Seger, Don Schlitz, Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones and Jim Steinman will become the newest members of the Songwriters Hall of Fame at the organization’s 43rd Annual Induction and Awards Dinner.

Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones
Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones

The star-studded event is scheduled for June 14 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Additional special award honorees will be announced soon.

“Each of our 2012 inductees has created a unique range of extraordinary contributions, a body of work that has resonated with audiences around the world, and greatly enriched our global culture,” said SHOF Chairman Jimmy Webb in a statement. “We are looking forward to celebrating their craft and careers at our Annual Awards Gala.”

Established in 1969, the Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) "serves as a vital bridge between music’s past and future. In the Hall, musical pioneers are enshrined and celebrated, while the organization’s music community outreach grooms the next generation of troubadours."

Composer Harvey Schmidt and lyricist Tom Jones are best known for their 1960 hit, The Fantasticks. The show, which was awarded Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre in 1991, is the longest-running musical in history. In 1963 they wrote 110 in the Shade, which earned the duo a Tony Award nomination for Best Composer and Lyricist. I Do! I Do!, their two-character Broadway musical, followed in 1967, also earning them a Tony Award nomination for Best Composer and Lyricist. In 1998 the duo was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame. Other awards and honors include an Obie Award, induction into the Broadway Hall of Fame and the ASCAP Richard Rodgers Award.

For more information visit http://songwritershalloffame.org.

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