The Life Of Stephen Schwartz

3426 Words May 4th, 2015 14 Pages
Kelsey Tutein
Professor Rasor
THEA 236 W01
22 April 2015
The life of Stephen Schwartz
Stephen Schwartz is a famous American composer, producer, and creator of music and film. With a degree in drama, Schwartz was first hired as a producer in his early years. Schwartz was interested in musical Theater since the early 1970’s when he was famous for three popular shows on Broadway; Godspell, Pippin, and The Magic Show (The Songwriters Hall of Fame). Stephen Schwartz accomplishments include winning the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lyrics, obtaining three Grammy Awards, three Academy Awards and also being nominated for six Tony Awards. ( Stephen Schwartz has made an impact on American Musical Theater by influencing Americans by composing famous musicals and earning many awards from which American’s remember him by.
Schwartz was born in New York City on March 6, 1948 (Stephen Schwartz). He grew up in Nassau County, New York. His musical career started when his parents bought him a piano when he was seven, and he took lessons. In high school Schwartz studied piano and composition at the Juilliard School of Music (Stephen Schwartz). He later studied at the Carnegie Mellon University in 1968. He married Carole Piasecki on July 6, 1969, and now has two children. While obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in directing, Schwartz wrote songs for original musicals during his four years there. He was also involved in summer stock productions as a teenager…
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