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Schwartz, Stephen
Schwartz, Stephen

STEPHEN SCHWARTZ (Lyrics) has contributed music and/or lyrics to Pippin, Godspell, The Magic Show, The Baker’s Wife, Working, Rags, Children of Eden, My Fairytale, and Wicked.  He collaborated with composer Alan Menken on the songs for Disney’s Enchanted, Pocahontas and The Hunchback of Notre Dame and wrote the songs for DreamWorks’ The Prince of Egypt.  He has written an opera, Séance on a Wet Afternoon; English texts for Bernstein’s Mass; and two musicals for children, Captain Louie and My Son, Pinocchio. Schwartz has released two CDs of original songs, Reluctant Pilgrim and Uncharted Territory, and his career is the subject of the book Defying Gravity.  He is the current president of the Dramatists Guild and has been inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame, the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.  Other awards include three Academy Awards, four Grammy Awards and four Drama Desk Awards.   www.stephenschwartz.com.


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Songwriters Hall of Fame Honors Stephen Schwartz & Maxyne Lang

Williamson Music President Maxyne Lang and Williamson Music composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz will be recipients of awards from the Songwriter's Hall of Fame this year...

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In 1986 RAGS opened at the Mark Hellinger Theatre. It was nominated for five Tony awards, including Best Musical, Book, and Original Score.
The birthday of Stephen Schwartz, award-winning composer and lyricist of GODSPELL, PIPPIN, and WICKED, among other shows. Schwartz wrote lyrics for the musical RAGS.