Miscellaneous Shows

Gig has attended a lot of shows in Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Atlantic City, New York and other cities. He has also met many performers.

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Steve Connolly, “Spirit of The King“, Four Queens Hotel and Casino, October 5, 2016

“It is clear to me you are the #1 Elvis” – President Bill Clinton

“The Best Elvis I ever Saw” – Steven Tyler – Aerosmith

“Best Elvis Ever” – Dennis Miller

“Great Look, Best Wishes” – Tom Jones

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Gig Schmidt and Shania Twain The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, LV, NV June 1, 2014

Shania Twain, photo taken during Shania’s show while she was performing a song live

The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 1, 2014

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Celine Dion close up posing for picture Caesars Colosseum June 9, 2013

Although pictures are not permitted at Celine Dion’s show, Celine appeared to pose for Gig’s friend in this photo which was taken when she came down from the stage and went over to Gig and his friend.

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 9, 2013

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George Wallace and Gig Schmidt, CES 2013, Las Vegas Convention Center, January 9, 2013

George Wallace, actor, comedian and headliner at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino

International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013 https://www.cesweb.org/, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 11, 2013

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Gig Schmidt and Recycled Percussion, Tropicana Hotel, November 23, 2010

Recycled Percussion, this was the first show that Gig’s friend had ever been to so Gig volunteered her to go onstage to be part of the show during the audience participation segment

Tropicana Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, November 23, 2010

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Letter sent by Wayne Newton http://www.waynenewton.com/ (also known as “Mr. Las Vegas”) to Gig at Gig’s Las Vegas home, dated September 22, 2010

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Gig Schmidt and Wayne Newton, Once Before I Go Show, Tropicana Hotel, Jan 26, 2010

Wayne Newtonhttp://www.waynenewton.com/  Wayne’s management team is attempting to launch a reality TV show.  If it airs, watch for an interview that Gig did with Wayne’s film crew.

“Once Before I Go” show, Tropicana Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 26, 2010.

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Wayne Newton and Gig Schmidt, Tropicana Hotel, Jan 26, 2010 -2

Wayne Newton http://www.waynenewton.com/

“Once Before I Go” show, Tropicana Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 26, 2010

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Wayne Newton and Gig Schmidt Discussing the state of Gig's Father's Reservation, Tropicana Hotel, Jan 26, 2010

Wayne Newton http://www.waynenewton.com/, “Once Before I Go”, during the show Wayne Newton went to Gig’s front row table to shake Gig’s hand and acknowledge his presence and had Gig’s friend stand and held her hand while he sang a song to her. She was so moved that she cried during the entire song.

Tropicana Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 26, 2010

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Gig Schmidt showing Wayne Newton picture of Wayne and Gigs mother, Tropicana Hotel, Jan 26, 2010

Wayne Newton http://www.waynenewton.com/, Gig is showing Wayne a picture of Wayne and Gig’s mother from the 1980’s

“Once Before I Go” show, Tropicana Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 26, 2010

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Wayne Newton and Gig Schmidt, Tropicana, Jan 26, 2010 -3

Wayne Newton http://www.waynenewton.com/, discussing Wayne’s appearance at Gig’s father’s reservation in the 1980’s

“Once Before I Go” show, Tropicana Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 26, 2010

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Wayne Newton and Gig Schmidt, Tropicana, Jan 26, 2010

Wayne Newton http://www.waynenewton.com/, Wayne is showing his wife and seven year old daughter the picture of Wayne and Gig’s mother and discussing Wayne’s appearance at Gig’s father’s reservation in the 1980’s

“Once Before I Go” show, Tropicana Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 26, 2010

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Gig Schmidt and male members of Hitzville Motown Review, Planet Hollywood, Jan 20, 2010

Male Cast Members, “Hitzville- Motown Review”

V Theater, Planet Hollywood Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 20, 2010

Gig Schmidt and female members of Hitzville Motown Review, Planet Hollywood, Jan 20, 2010

Female Cast Members, “Hitzville- Motown Review”

V Theater, Planet Hollywood Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 20, 2010

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Gig Schmidt and members of The Rat Pack show, Sahara, January 12, 2010

Cast Members, “Rat Pack”, playing Joey Bishop, Dean Martin http://www.deanmartin.com/, Frank Sinatra http://www.sinatra.com/ and Sammy Davis Jr. http://www.sammydavis-jr.com/

Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 12, 2010

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Gig Schmidt and Joe Rogan, House of Blues, Mandalay Bay, Jan 1,2010

Joe Rogan http://joerogan.net/, UFC commentator, Fear Factor TV show host, News Radio TV show actor, stand up comic, after performing

The House of Blues, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 1, 2010

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Gig Schmidt and Frank Marino from Divas Show at Cirq Viva Elvis Show, Dec 31, 2009

Frank Marino, from the show “Frank Marino’s Diva’s Las Vegas“, the only entertainer to have 2 stars on the Las Vegas strip and has a street named after him, Frank Marino Drive. Currently the longest running headliner on the strip. Picture taken at the Cirque Du Soleil Viva Elvis preview show. After meeting Frank, Gig was told something interesting about Frank that Gig may include in a book if he writes one.

Viva Elvis” show, Aria Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, December 31, 2009

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Kevin Skinner, “America’s Got Talent season 4 2009 $1 million dollar winner

Planet Hollywood Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, November 15, 2009

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Barbara Padilla, “America’s Got Talent season 4 2009 finalist

Planet Hollywood Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, November 15, 2009

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Grandma Lee, “America’s Got Talent season 4 2009 finalist

Planet Hollywood Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, November 15, 2009

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Recycled Percussion, “America’s Got Talent season 4 2009 finalist

Planet Hollywood Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, November 15, 2009

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Gig Schmidt, The Texas Tenors, Americas Got Talent, 2009

The Texas Tenors, “America’s Got Talent season 4 2009 finalist

Planet Hollywood Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, November 15, 2009

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America's Got Talent Live Season 4 Finalist Lawrence Beeman Planet Hollywood Nov 15, 2009

Lawrence Beeman, “America’s Got Talent season 4 2009 finalist

Planet Hollywood Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, November 15, 2009

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America's Got Talent Season 4 Contestant Pete Peterkin, Planet Hollywood, Nov 15, 2009

Pete Peterkin, “America’s Got Talent season 4 2009 contestant

Planet Hollywood Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, November 15, 2009

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America's Got Talent Live Season 4 Finalist Hairo Torres, Planet Hollywood, Nov 15, 2009

Hairo Torres, “America’s Got Talent season 4 2009 finalist

Planet Hollywood Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, November 15, 2009

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Criss Angel Believe show

Just prior to the show’s opening curtain, Gig arranged with someone he knew in the lighting department to have his friend designated as the scheduled audience plant, who was provided with a sign for her to hold up with instructions on cheering as the show began. She was called either the billboard girl, card girl or sign girl. Gig does not remember the specifics. Gig and his friend sat in the front of the showroom, approximately in the second row, and as the show began Gig’s friend stood up with the provided sign cheering for Criss and got to go to the stage to meet him. After the show Gig and his friend were ushered to a holding room for a meeting with Criss, but due to an event earlier in the day that Criss had to tend too, Criss was unable to meet. Gig believes it was Criss‘ brother or cousin that came to the designated meet and greet room to apologize that Criss was not going to be able to meet with them.

Gig was friendly with Criss‘ publicist, and about a year earlier she told Gig not to meet Criss with a girlfriend because Criss will try to “take her”. If Gig ever writes a book he may add some additional details that were disclosed to him by another friend of Gig’s that attended a party with Criss

Luxor Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada,  2009 or 2010

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Gig Schmidt, Magics a Drag Show, Harmon Theater Planet Hollywood, March 9, 2009

Cast Members, “Magic’s A Drag”

Harmon Theater, Planet Hollywood Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 9, 2009

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Sept 28 2008 Madam Megs Find Your Sexy Show Felecia (3)

Cast Members, “Madame Meg’s Find Your Sexy”

Krave Theater, Planet Hollywood Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 28, 2008

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Gig Schmidt and Defending the Caveman Monologue Actor, Golden Nugget, Aug 8, 2008

Kevin Burke, “Defending the Caveman

Golden Nugget Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, August 8, 2008

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Gig Schmidt and Stomp cast member, Planet Hollywood, Feb 16, 2008 -2

Gig Schmidt and Stomp cast member, Planet Hollywood, Feb 16, 2008

Cast Members, “Stomp”

Planet Hollywood Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 16, 2008

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Penn Jillette and Gig Schmidt, Penn & Teller Show, Rio, 2002 or 2003

Penn Jillette, “Penn and Teller

Rio Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2002 or 2003

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Gig Schmidt and Teller of Penn Teller Show, Rio, 2002 or 2003

Raymond Teller, “Penn and Teller

Rio Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2002 or 2003

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Gig Schmidt with Blue Man Group cast member after show, Luxor Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2002 or 2003

Gig Schmidt with Blue Man Group cast member after show, Luxor Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2002 or 2003 -2

Cast Members, “Blue Man Group

Gig received an email from one of his casting agents, in approximately 2012 or 2013, when they were seeking new members for this show.  Gig thinks he recalls that some of the requirements were that the audiontioners had to have percussion skills, emotionless comedy skills and timing, and were to be approximately five feet ten inches tall.

Luxor Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2002 or 2003

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Gig Schmidt, Comedy Show, Borgata Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City, NJ, October 25, 2003

Cast, Comedy Show

Borgata Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, October 25, 2003

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Gig Schmidt, Bottoms Up Topless Revue, Flamingo Hotel, Oct 2001

Cast Member, “Bottoms Up Topless Revue”

Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 2001

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Dinner Theater Actor and Gig Schmidt, San Diego, CA, Oct 2001

Cast Member, Who Dun It Murder Mystery Dinner Theater, Gig won the audience contest to determine who the murderer was and had his friend go on stage to accept the t-shirt prize as if she had correctly identified the murderer. When she went onstage she was asked about her name “Gig”, which is the name Gig filled out on the submission form, and the interviewer said that the only other time he had heard of the name was from the actor Gig Young, which is exactly where Gig’s mother got the name.

San Diego, California, October 2001

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Gig Schmidt, July 4, 2001 weekend, NY City, NBC Studios

NBC StudiosNew York City, New York, July 4th weekend, 2001

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Gig Schmidt, Walt Disney World Florida tourist improv street performance Gig won, Oct 2000

Gig Schmidt & lead female, Walt Disney World tourist improv street performane Gig won, Oct 2000

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Gig Schmidt, Walt Disney World street performance Gig won, Gig 39 Oct 2000 -2

Gig Schmidt, Walt Disney World street performance Gig won, Gig 39 Oct 2000 -4

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Walt Disney World, improvisation street performance competition with tourists that Gig won

Orlando, Florida, October 2000

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