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Schwartz receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, April 8, 2008

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Stephen Lawrence Schwartz (born March 6, 1948) 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). He has 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 the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lyrics, three Grammy Awards, three Academy Awards and has been nominated for six Tony Awards. He received the 2015 Isabelle Stevenson Award, a special Tony Award, for his commitment to serving artists and fostering new talent.

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  • Born: March 6, 1948 (age 67) New York City, New York, United States
  • Genres: Theater/Film
  • Occupation(s): Lyricist, composer
  • Years active: 1970–present

Read more about Stephen Schwartz at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Roger Hirson, Who Wrote the Book for ‘Pippin,’ Dies at 93
NY Times TV, 2019-05-29 20:30:32
For more than a decade, Mr. Hirson was known for writing for television, but meeting the composer Stephen Schwartz led to the hit musical “Pippin.”

Idina Menzel, Megan Hilty & More to Perform at 'An Evening of Wicked Fun Honoring Stephen Schwartz'
Billboard, 2019-04-10 22:31:45
Idina Menzel, Megan Hilty and Andrea Martin are among the Broadway stars set to take the stage at An Evening of Wicked Fun Honoring Stephen Schwartz...

Variety, 2019-02-08 19:17:18
Universal Pictures has set its “Wicked” movie for the Christmas season with a release date of Dec. 22, 2021. Stephen Daldry will direct and Marc Platt will produce. The three-time Tony Award-winning stage musical was adapted from Gregory Maguire’s novel by Winnie Holzman and three-time Oscar-winning composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz, who ...

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