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Stephen Schwartz (Joan Lauren)

Stephen Schwartz

Stephen Lawrence Schwartz (born March 6, 1948) is an American musical theater lyricist and composer. In a career already spanning over four decades, Schwartz has written such hit musicals as Godspell (1971), Pippin (1972) and Wicked (2003). He has also contributed lyrics for a number of successful films, including Pocahontas (1995), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), The Prince of Egypt (1998; music and lyrics) and Enchanted (2007). Schwartz has won three Grammy Awards and three Academy Awards and been nominated for six Tony Awards.

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An Evening with Stephen Schwartz Part 1 of 7

Stephen Schwartz's beginnings: Stephen discusses his early life, influences in musical theater, and his initial compositions.

An Evening with Stephen Schwartz Part 2 of 7

Stephen Schwartz's college experience

An Evening with Stephen Schwartz Part 3 of 7

The development of Pippin: Stephen shares the development of Pippin and advice from the legendary Hal Prince.

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