Stephen Schwartz was honored at classic Stage Company's annual gala.
Stephen Schwartz was honored at classic Stage Company's annual gala.
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Classic Stage Company honored musical theater icon Stephen Schwartz at their annual gala held on May 15. The evening was titled Musical Masterworks: The Music of Stephen Schwartz. Classic Stage Company artistic director John Doyle directed the event, held at Alice Tully Hall. Appearances were made by Gabriel Ebert, Raul Esparza, Ann Harada, Judy Kuhn, Jeremy Jordan, Patina Miller, Jason Sudeikis, George Takei, and Broadway Inspirational Voices.

Schwartz has contributed music and/or lyrics to Wicked, Godspell, Pippin, The Magic Show, The Baker's Wife, Working, Rags, Children of Eden, and the opera Séance on a Wet Afternoon. He collaborated with Alan Menken on the scores for Disney's Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Enchanted, and wrote the songs for the DreamWorks animated feature The Prince of Egypt. Honors include three Academy Awards, four Grammy Awards, and the Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award.

Classic Stage Company's current production is a revival of Sondheim and Weidman's Pacific Overtures.

For tickets to Pacific Overtures, click here.