European Bio

Stephen Schwartz is probably best known in Europe for his music and lyrics for the stage musicals WICKED and GODSPELL and the DreamWorks animated feature THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, for which he received the 1999 Academy Award for Best Original Song. Other work which is familiar to European audiences includes the lyrics to the Disney animated features POCAHONTAS (two Academy Awards) and THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, both with music by Alan Menken, and lyrics in collaboration with Leonard Bernstein for Bernstein’s MASS.  Other stage musicals widely performed in the United States for which Mr. Schwartz has written music and lyrics include PIPPIN, THE MAGIC SHOW, THE BAKER’S WIFE, WORKING and CHILDREN OF EDEN.  Mr. Schwartz is delighted to be working in Berlin for the first time.