Stephen Schwartz

Music and Lyrics

Stephen Schwartz has contributed music and/or lyrics to Godspell, Pippin, The Magic Show, The Baker’s Wife, Working (which he also adapted and directed), Rags and Children of Eden. For films, he collaborated with Alan Menken on the scores for the Disney’s Pocahontas and The Hunchback of Notre Dame and the Disney musical Enchanted, and wrote the songs for the DreamWorks animated feature The Prince of Egypt. He has released two CDs of new songs entitled Reluctant Pilgrim and Uncharted Territory available at

A book about his career, Defying Gravity, has recently been released by Applause Books. Mr Schwartz is also the artistic director of the ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshops and is currently the President of the Dramatists Guild. Awards include three Academy Awards┬«, four Grammy┬« Awards, a star on the Hollywood “Walk of Fame”, and a tiny handful of tennis trophies.