Stephen Schwartz

Composer Librettist Lyricist

STEPHEN SCHWARTZ started his career in 1971 by writing music and new lyrics for Godspell. Next he wrote music and lyrics for Pippin and The Magic Show. When Godspell moved from off-Broadway to Broadway in 1976, Schwartz then had three successful shows running on Broadway at the same time. His songs on the cast albums for The Baker's Wife helped keep the show in motion after it failed to reach Broadway in 1976. Children of Eden is his second most popular show for regional theatres. He co-adapted Working and wrote lyrics for Rags before transferring some of his creative energy to Hollywood. Schwartz's musical Wicked is one of the world's biggest blockbusters.The stage adaptation of Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame, with lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, is now being licensed by professional theatres around the world. He is working on a musical on the librettist for The Magic Flute. Schikanader


Mr. Schwartz is the recipient of three Academy Awards, four Grammy Awards, four Drama Desk Awards, and a tiny handful of tennis trophies. He has been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, has a star on the Hollywood walk of fame and more.