Stephen Schwartz

Stephen Schwartz

Composer, Lyricist


Biography


Stephen Schwartz is an American musical theatre lyricist and composer. In a career spanning over four decades, Schwartz has written such hit musicals as Godspell (1971), Pippin (1972) and Wicked (2003)


Shows by Stephen Schwartz

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A small Parisian town is enamored with the wonderful bread baked by a newly arrived, middle-aged baker and his beautiful young wife. However, when his wife has an affair with a handsome young gigolo, the baker loses his will... read more

Captain Louie is a one-act musical that takes place in present day New York City and focuses on a brave little boy, Louie. Poor Louie has just moved to a new neighborhood, away from his friends. On Halloween Night, using onl... read more

Stephen Schwartz and John Caird’s musical, Children of Eden casts the beloved biblical stories of Genesis through the personal lens of family. An epic musical with an original cast of sixty , Children of Eden starts with the... read more

Based on the Gospel according to Matthew, Godspell is the first musical theatre offering from composer Stephen Schwartz who went on to write such well-known hits as Wicked, Pippin, and Children of Eden. The show features a co... read more

Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew and drawing from various theatrical traditions, such as clowning, pantomime, charades, acrobatics and vaudeville, Godspell Junior is a groundbreaking and unique reflection on the l... read more

As told by a traveling troupe of actors led by the cunning and charming Leading Player, Pippin is the story of a young prince, heir to the throne, who is searching for his own “corner of the sky.” Pippin returns from universi... read more

Rags tells the story of a naïve Russian immigrant, Rebecca. She has just come to America with her young son and they struggle to make a life for themselves. While she searches for her husband who arrived earlier in America... read more

Stephen Schwartz’s Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz takes place before L.Frank Baum’s classic Wizard of Oz story ever began. Before Dorothy was even alive, two young girls met in the Land of Oz, became rivals,... read more

Working concerns the hopes, dreams, joys and concerns of the average working American. In the course of one twenty-four hour workday, the audience meets and hears stories of various workers including the schoolteacher, the pa... read more

Overview

Nationality
American
Born
3/6/1948
Show Categories
Musical
Genres
Drama, Comedy, Farce, Historical/Biographical, Dark Comedy, Fairy Tale/Fantasy

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