- February 11, 2012: Review of 3-D Theatrical's production of The Sound of Music by, Steven Stanley for StageSceneLA.
"About Schmid’s performance as Captain von Trapp in last year’s Cabrillo Music Theatre revival, I wrote that he “captures all of the Captain’s complex mixture of coldness, repressed pain, military bearing, and fatherly adoration” and that his “golden pipes make his Captain von Trapp one of the best sung ever.” Ditto the second time around, in a performance that has only gotten richer over the passing months"
- February 11, 2012: Review of 3-D Theatrical's production of The Sound of Music by, Steven Stanley for StageSceneLA.
"...lead performances as fabulous as those given by Kim Huber and Tom Schmid"
- September 19, 2011: Tom's performance as Captain von Trapp in Cabrillo Music Theatre's production of The Sound of Music garnered him a "Scenie" Award from StageSceneLA for
Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor/Musical
- September 19, 2011: Cabrillo Music Theatre's production of The Sound of Music garnered a 2011 Ovation Award nomination for
Best Musical -- Large Theatre
- July 29, 2011: Review of Cabrillo Music Theatre's production of The Sound of Music by, Rita Moran for Ventura County Star.
"Schmid portrays the baron in his traditional reserve, gradually dissolving into fondness for the new governess, and proves himself one of the best singers to tackle the role, with a fine voice that can be strong or gentle, making his key song, "Edelweiss," all the more compelling"
- July 28, 2011: Review of Cabrillo Music Theatre's production of The Sound of Music by, Cary Ginell for Thousand Oaks Acorn.
"Schmid is a revelation, adding a totally different dimension to the Captain. He is obviously in pain due to the death of his wife, but instead of hiding this by reverting back to the militaristic personality of a naval officer, his is an existence of sadness, which makes his transformation into a warm and caring parent (thanks to Maria) not as abrupt as in the film"
- July 28, 2011: Review of Cabrillo Music Theatre's production of The Sound of Music by, Ellen Dostal for Musicals in LA.
"Shannon Warne ... and Tom Schmid ... when the pair sings, separately or together, the Rodgers & Hammerstein magic shines"
- July 22, 2011: Review of Cabrillo Music Theatre's production of The Sound of Music by, Steven Stanley for StageSceneLA.
"Schmid, whose performance captures all of the Captain’s complex mixture of coldness, repressed pain, military bearing, and fatherly adoration, and whose golden pipes make his Captain von Trapp one of the best sung ever"
- February 19, 2011: Review of Emily's Song by, Mary E. Montoro for Entertainment Today.
"Schmid triumphs as the loving father Charlie ... The cast, especially Haun and Schmid, played it with such passion it was difficult not to feel either their pain or elation"
- February 2, 2011: Review of Emily's Song by, Neal Weaver for Back Stage.
"Schmid is a likable and persuasive Charlie"
- January 27, 2011: Review of Emily's Song by, Charlotte Stoudt for LA Times.
"The low-key charm of Tom Schmid as an idealized dad works well with both Haun's punky starlet and Darcy Rose Byrnes"
- January 26, 2011: Review of Emily's Song by, Pat Taylor for The Tolucan Times.
"A solid Tom Schmid"
- January 24, 2011: Review of Emily's Song by, Keisha7 for LA Splash.
"Leads Lindsay Haun and Tom Schmid give vocal performances that are really great - heartfelt with clarity and confidence"
- January 24, 2011: Review of Emily's Song by, Steven Leigh Morris for LA Weekly.
"[Haun] and Schmid do the numbers justice. The two of them, along with the perky and precocious Byrnes, are also very talented performers."
- July 2, 2008: Review of Tommy for LA CityBeat.
"Alice Ripley and Tom Schmid are very good as Tommy's parents."
- June 26, 2008: Review of Tommy by, Travis Michael Holder for Entertainment Today.
"Tom Schmid as Captain Walker is an excellent foil for Ripley, particularly in their beautiful duets."
- June 25, 2008: Review of Tommy by, Les Spindle for Back Stage West.
"Ripley and Schmid are likewise prodigious vocalists and deliver strong characterizations as the wayward parents."
- June 22, 2008: Review of Tommy by, Jonas Schwartz for Theater Mania.
"Schmid, who has a lovely tenor voice, transmits tangible pathos for the son whose soul is locked away deep inside."
- June 20, 2008: Review of Tommy by, Steven Stanley for StageSceneLA.com.
"Tom Schmid sings beautifully as Tommy’s father."
- March 13, 2007: C.J.: Twins apparel appears to be the official attire of Minnesotans working in Hollywood, as well as those wanting more work.
Written by, C.J. of the Star Tribune.
- December 21, 2006: 'Vanished' is gone; Schmid's career goes on ... When Fox's "Vanished" vanished from the airwaves after nine episodes this fall, loyal viewers weren't the only ones who were disappointed. So was 1981 Brainerd High School graduate Tom Schmid, who had a recurring role as an evil conspirator on the serial drama...
Written by, John Hansen of The Brainerd Daily Dispatch.
- July 20, 2006: Review of I Do, I Do by, Les Spindle for Back Stage West.
"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."
- July 17, 2006: Review of I Do, I Do by, Stephanie Lysaght for LA Weekly.
"The chemistry between [Tom Schmid and Julie Dixon Jackson]...is nothing short of magical."
- July 14, 2006: Review of I Do, I Do by, Don Shirley for Los Angeles City Beat.
"Julie Dixon Jackson and Tom Schmid pull off their portrayals with unfailing professionalism."
- July 10, 2006: Review of I Do, I Do by, F. Kathleen Foley for The Los Angeles Times.
"...mellow-voiced Tom Schmid..."I Do, I Do," which has the bulletproof tunes of a vintage musical...maintains an elemental sweetness."
- September 29, 2005: Tight Quarters -- The Los Angeles Times - Calendar Section.
"Some slick pros, including director Jules Aaron, choreographer Kay Cole, and leads Tom Schmid and Heidi Godt..."
- September 23, 2005: Review of Tight Quarters by, David C. Nichols for The Los Angeles Times.
"...strong-voiced, appealing Godt and Schmid..."
- September 22, 2005: Review of Tight Quarters by, Wenzel Jones for BackStage West.
"The sparkle and chemistry of the leads, Heidi Godt and Tom Schmid, are too bright to be diminished ... Schmid nicely navigates playing father to two precocious children ... as well as the duties of being the nerdy but hot romantic interest."
- September 21, 2005: Review of Tight Quarters by, Pat Taylor for The Tolucan Times.
"Heidi Godt and Tom Schmid are a joy to watch! Both [are] wonderful singer/actors and loveable as a duo, they work together well."
- August 11, 2005: TV season on the brink. This could be the breakout year for Brainerd's Tom Schmid. In a short period of time, he has landed roles on 'Bones' and a pair of 'CSIs.' Written by, John Hansen of The Brainerd Daily Dispatch.
- November 27, 2002: Review of Putting It Together by, Amy Nicholson for LA Weekly.
"Tom Schmid is a particular standout for both his expressive, smooth voice and winning chemistry."
- November 17, 2002: Review of Putting It Together by, Eric Marchese for the Orange County Register.
"Schmid excels when doing the solo songs of the Bobby character from 'Company'."
- November 13, 2002: Review of Putting It Together by, David C. Nichols for the Los Angeles Times.
"Schmid is marvelous, wrapping his dulcet tenor around "Live Alone and Like It" and "Marry Me a Little" with breathtaking grace."
- November 13, 2002: Review of Putting It Together by, Shirle Gottlieb
for the Long Beach Press Telegram.
"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...".
- November 14, 2002: Review of Putting It Together by, Les Spindle for Back Stage West.
"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.".
- November 29, 2001: BHS alum Schmid to leave New York for Los Angeles. Written by, Terry Mikelson of The Brainerd Daily Dispatch.
- October 7, 2001: Review of Jekyll & Hyde by Robert Hirschfeld for TravelHost.
"Jekyll & Hyde requires a gifted singing actor for the title role(s). In Tom Schmid, the WBT has such an actor. Schmid has the ringing vocal instrument to fully exploit such stunning Wildhorn-Bricusse numbers as "This is the Moment" and the tour-de-force "Confrontation." He endows Dr. Jekyll with passion and (flawed) nobility, while his Hyde is appropriately brutish."
- September 5, 2001: Review of Jekyll & Hyde by Kappy Kapner for Suburbanite.
"Schmid ... proves to be an exciting performer ... his charisma and strong lyric baritone voice proves a perfect fit for the dual role of Dr. Jekyll and the evil Mr. Hyde. You'll thrill to his acting ability and especially to his presentation of the song 'This is the Moment.'"
- September, 2001: Review of Jekyll & Hyde by Anne Dibden for Women's News.
"In the exhausting leading role, Tom Schmid is exceptional. He handles the myriad of transformations convincingly and inspires the entire cast to a high level of performance."
- September, 2001: Review of Jekyll & Hyde by Don Collester for Journal America.
"The cast could not be better. In the title roles Tom Schmid has a glorious baritone voice supplemented by superior acting talent especially in the second act when his Hyde overwhelms the good Jekyll."
- August 29 - September 4, 2001: Review of Jekyll & Hyde by Kathy Grantham for North Country News.
"Tom Schmid is so effective in this consuming role as Jekyll/Hyde. His simultaneous transformation between good and evil is not done with mirrors. One has to see it to believe it!"
- August 31, 2001: Review of Jekyll & Hyde by E. Kyle Minor for The Record-Review.
"Tom Schmid in the dual leading role sings beautifully."
- August 17, 2001: Review of Jekyll & Hyde by Cynthia O. Topps for The Times Herald-Record.
"This is the 'Jekyll & Hyde' to see. If Robert Cuccioli, the original Jekyll/Hyde, had been replaced by Tom Schmid ... "Jekyll & Hyde" might still be on Broadway in New York"
- August 17, 2001: Review of Jekyll & Hyde by George J. Dacre for the Rockland Review.
"Tom Schmid, the actor from Brainerd, Minnesota will enthrall you as Dr. Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde as he brilliantly depicts the story of the man who dared to cross the line between good and evil. Schmid's transformation from the good guy, Dr. Jekyll, to the bad guy, Edward Hyde, is chilling."
- August 17, 2001: Review of Jekyll & Hyde by Daniel Gesslein for the Bronx News.
"Tom Schmid is amazing as Jekyll and Hyde. The Minnesota native is able to make the transformation from the proper scientist to the hunched over snarling beast with just changes in his body language and voice right before the audience. The moment Hyde appears you feel his presence. There is no mistaking Schmid's true ability as an actor... Tony-worthy performances."
- August 17, 2001: Review of Jekyll & Hyde by Patrick B. McCarthy for The Sound & Town Report.
"Schmid's performance as Jekyll & Hyde is charged with emotion and resounding vocal aptness. The actor, who is a native of Brainerd, Minnesota, captures the essence of good and uncontrollable evil. Schmid's energy and moving emergence into his character is a wonder to witness. A vast array of feeling is portrayed by this gifted performer who masters the sensitive with the sinful, the wicked with the wholesome. Schmid's astounding vocal and acting talent culminates and is wonderfully showcased in Jekyll & Hyde's 'Final Transformation.'"
- August 17, 2001: Review of Jekyll & Hyde by Jackie Lupo for The Scarsdale Inquirer.
"Here's hoping that Schmid, a law school graduate who is a member of the Minnesota bar, will stay on the stage for a while at least. With his lean, expressive face, powerful voice and excellent timing, he plays the tortured mad scientist with aplomb."
- August 12, 2001: Review of Jekyll & Hyde by Chesley Plemmons for The News-Times.
"In the demanding role of Jekyll/Hyde, Schmid pulls out all the stops. He cleverly uses his steady tenor for Jekyll and allots Hyde a deeper baritone range, though in both cases he displays an impressive voice with enough sinew to sail easily over the music. Hearts surely flutter when he effortlessly tosses off the show’s big number: 'This Is The Moment.'" Click here to read the review!
- August 12, 2001: Review of Jekyll & Hyde by Edward Buroughs for The Journal News.
"Run to this 'Hyde' ... Flawless is the best word to describe the new staging of 'Jekyll & Hyde' at Westchester Broadway Theatre. Everything about it is as good as it could be. 'This Is the Moment,' Jekyll's decision to go ahead with his experiments, reaches two climaxes — first in Schmid's stirring performance and then as a set change when Jekyll's cluttered lab of test tubes and Bunsen burners rises into view."Click here to read the review!
- June 14, 2001: Brainerd alum Tom Schmid has been offered the leading role in a "Jekyll & Hyde". Tempo tidbits -- The Brainerd Daily Dispatch.
- February, 2001: Review of Had It Only Begun by Jan Wallman for Applause! Applause!.
"Tom Schmid sings as good as he looks...and that's saying a lot. He's drop-dead handsome and has a glorious voice that could fill a Broadway stage." Click here to read the review!
- December 1, 2000: Review of Had It Only Begun by David Finkle for Back Stage.
"He also made silk and sighs out of two William Finn songs, "What More Can I Say" and the magnificent "Sailing." You could say he has an af-Finn-ity."
- November 30, 2000: Review of Had It Only Begun by Barbara & Scott Siegel for TheaterMania.com.
"Schmid has the talent to become a cabaret star." -- Click here to read the review!
- November 14, 2000: Review of Had It Only Begun by David Roberts for Theatre Reviews Limited.
"One instantly falls in love with Tom Schmid whenever he sings or acts ... his forte (thus far) is his impeccable ability to weave reality and lyric into a seamless fabric of love-sense."
- July, 2000: Review of The Big Barry Birthday Bash by Barbara & Scott Siegel for Cabaret.org.
"Tom Schmid put over a thrilling, power ballad rendition of "Even Now." Not only does Schmid have a big, gorgeous voice he has the acting chops to make you believe every word he sings."
- February 26, 2000: Norms Legends & Hall of Fame. An article featuring Tom on the web site of his old softball team back in Minnesota. There is also a fun off-the-cuff interview with Tom on that site. The Norms are a great bunch of guys, and Tom truly misses being a part of that squad.
- October 28, 1999: Brainerd High School graduate gets big break on Broadway . Written by, Terry Mikelson of The Brainerd Daily Dispatch.
- October 7, 1999: Lawyer turns actor. An interview of Tom written by, Terry Mikelson of The Brainerd Daily Dispatch.
- September 23, 1999: Review of Titanic John Lee for The Long Island Advance.
"Among those to be commended are ... Tom Schmid as First Officer Murdoch"
- September 2, 1999: Review of 1776 Lee Davis for The Southampton Press.
"Tom Schmid is a strong presence as John Hancock."
- August 5, 1999: Review of The Great Debate Irene Backalenick for Back Stage.
"Yet there are some moments that sparkle . . . [s]everal cast members have fine voices . . . Tom Schmid . . ."
- July 30, 1999: Review of The Great Debate by Anita Gates for The New York Times.
"[T]here are a few bright spots. . . Schmid has a nice voice . . . and a pleasant stage presence."
- July 12-19, 1999: Review of The Big Barry Birthday Bash by Barbara & Scott Siegel for InTheater magazine.
"One of the discoveries of the evening was Tom Schmid, who displayed a thrilling voice in "Ready to Take a Chance Again" and a heroic romanticism in "Who Needs to Dream?""
- June 14, 1999: Review of The Big Barry Birthday Bash by David Roberts for Theatre Reviews Limited.
"Tom Schmid ... has a wonderful stage presence and a pleasing, clarion voice which he uses to full advantage."
- April 4, 1999: Review of Queen of Hearts by David Roberts for Theatre Reviews Limited.
"Tom Schmid has an outstanding voice and he has the ability to play his characters in distinctive ways."
- December 1998: Side by Side by Seymour Glick was listed as one of the best plays produced Off-Off-Broadway in the new hardcover book The Best Plays of 1997-1998 by, Otis L. Guernsey. The listing and a picture appears on page 314. (Amazon -- Barnes and Noble)
- December 1998: The Last Empress was listed as one of the best plays produced on Broadway the new hardcover book The Best Plays of 1997-1998 by, Otis L. Guernsey. The listing appears on page 191. (Amazon -- Barnes and Noble)
- October 26, 1998: Tom was featured on CultureFinder's AOL Culture Cafe Celebrity Chat.
- May 15, 1998: Review of Side by Side by Seymour Glick by Lucy Komisar of the American Reporter.
"Tom Schmid has a full, rich, elegant sound and wonderfully expressive face."