Join us for an evening with Stephen Schwartz; Oscar®, Grammy®, and Tony® award-winning lyricist and composer featuring performances by Broadway veterans Liz Callaway and Michael McCorry Rose. The evening will feature solos, duets and trios, and include songs from such Schwartz musicals as Wicked, Pippin, and Godspell.
The night’s festivities begin at 6 p.m. at the Massry Center for the Arts at the College of Saint Rose with food and drink followed by the performance by Stephen Schwartz and friends.
Stephen Schwartz wrote the music and lyrics for the current Broadway hit WICKED, and has also 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. He collaborated with Leonard Bernstein on the English texts for Bernstein’s MASS and wrote the title song for the play and movie BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE. For children, he has written songs for two musicals, CAPTAIN LOUIE and MY SON PINOCCHIO. He has also worked in film, collaborating with Alan Menken on the songs for Disney’s ENCHANTED as well as the animated features POCAHONTAS and THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, and writing the songs for the DreamWorks animated feature THE PRINCE OF EGYPT. His first opera, SEANCE ON A WET AFTERNOON, was produced at Opera Santa Barbara and New York City Opera. A book about his career, “Defying Gravity,” has been released by Applause Books. Mr. Schwartz has been inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and has been given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame . Awards include three Academy Awards, four Grammy Awards, and a tiny handful of tennis trophies. http://www.stephenschwartz.com.
The gala is an annual fundraiser benefiting the School of the Performing Arts at Proctors and Capital Repertory Theatre.
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