Stephen Schwartz Biography (1948-)

Full name, Stephen Lawrence Schwartz; born March 6, 1948, in New York, NY; son of Stanley Leonard (in business) and Sheila Lorna (a teacher; maiden name,Siegal) Schwartz; married Carole Piasecki (an actress), June 6, 1969; children: Jessica (a graphic artist and photographer), Scott (a theatre director).

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Composer, lyricist, director
Birth Details
March 6, 1948
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Work
  • Director
  • Working, 46th Street Theatre, New York City, 1978
  • Directed other productions.
  • Film Work
  • Musician
  • Godspell, Columbia, 1973
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums; Composer and Lyricist
  • Godspell, Columbia, 1971
  • Pippin, Motown, 1973
  • The Magic Show, Bell, 1974
  • (And performer with others) The Stephen Schwartz Album, Varese Sarabande, 2000
  • Albums
  • Reluctant Pilgrim, Midder Music, 1997
  • Also recorded Uncharted Territory.
  • Album Work; Producer
  • Producer of The Last Sweet Days of Isaac and The Survival of Saint Joan.
  • WRITINGS
  • Music for Musicals
  • Title song, Butterflies Are Free, Booth Theatre, New York City, 1969
  • Godspell, Round House Theatre, London, then Cherry Lane Theatre and Promenade Theatre, both New York City, 1971, later produced at other venues, including Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1976 Plymouth Theatre, New York City, c. 1976-1977, and Ambassador Theatre, New York City, 1977, later Theatre at St. Peter's, New York City, beginning in 2000
  • Pippin, Imperial Theatre, New York City, 1972-1977, also Her Majesty's Theatre, London, 1973, later produced at other venues, including Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, NJ, 2000
  • The Magic Show, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1974-1978
  • The Baker's Wife, 1976, produced at other venues
  • Working, 46th Street Theatre, New York City, 1978
  • The Trip, First All-Childrens' Theatre, New York City, 1983
  • Personals, Minetta Lane Theatre, New York City, 1985, produced inLondon, 1998
  • Children of Eden, Paper Mill Playhouse, 1997, also produced at other venues, including the Jewish Community Center, Cleveland Heights, OH, 1997
  • Wicked (reading), New York City, 2001
  • Godspell Junior, 2002
  • Lyrics for Musicals
  • Title song, Butterflies Are Free, Booth Theatre, New York City, 1969
  • (With Leonard Bernstein) Mass (English text), John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC, 1971
  • Godspell, Round House Theatre, London, then Cherry Lane Theatre and Promenade Theatre, both New York City, 1971, later produced at other venues, including Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1976, Plymouth Theatre, New York City, c. 1976-1977, and Ambassador Theatre, New York City, 1977, later Theatre at St. Peter's, New York City, beginning in 2000
  • Pippin, Imperial Theatre, New York City, 1972-1977, also Her Majesty's Theatre, London, 1973, later produced at other venues, including Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, NJ, 2000
  • The Magic Show, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1974-1978
  • The Baker's Wife, 1976, produced at other venues
  • (Adaptor; and author of book for musical) Working, 46th Street Theatre, New York City, 1978
  • The Trip, First All-Childrens' Theatre, New York City, 1983
  • Personals, Minetta Lane Theatre, New York City, 1985 produced in London, 1998
  • Rags, Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, 1986
  • Children of Eden, Paper Mill Playhouse, 1997, also produced at other venues, including the Jewish Community Center, Cleveland Heights, OH, 1997
  • Wicked (reading), New York City, 2001
  • Godspell Junior, 2002
  • Film Music
  • Godspell, Columbia, 1973
  • Echoes, Vid America, 1983
  • Butterflies Are Free, 1985
  • Pocahontas (animated), Buena Vista, 1995
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame (animated), Buena Vista, 1996
  • The Prince of Egypt (animated), DreamWorks SKG, 1998
  • Song Lyrics
  • Godspell, Columbia, 1973
  • Life with Mikey, Buena Vista, 1993
  • (And adaptor of Latin lyrics) The Hunchback of Notre Dame (animated), Buena Vista, 1996
  • Songs for Films; with Others
  • Pocahontas (animated), Buena Vista, 1995
  • The Prince of Egypt (animated), DreamWorks SKG, 1998
  • Meet the Parents, Universal, 2000
  • Television Music and Lyrics
  • Movies
  • Geppetto, ABC, 2000
  • Television Music
  • Specials
  • (And lyrics) Pippin, 1981
  • "Working," American Playhouse, PBS, 1982
  • The Magic Show, 1983
  • Episodic
  • "The Flowering Oasis," Nature, PBS, 1987
  • Writings for Children
  • The Perfect Peach, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1977

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