The Dramatists Guild Foundation honored the life and work of award-winning Godspell, Magic Show, Children Of Eden and Wicked composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz at the Hudson Theater in New York City.
Directed by Scott Schwartz (Stephen’s son) with music direction by DGF President Andrew Lippa, the evening featured star studded performances by Tony, Grammy, and Oscar-winning composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Tony winner Ben Platt, Darren Criss,
and Renée Fleming.
One of the highlights of the evening was the Essential Voices USA ,under the direction of prominent choral director Judith Clurman, performing “Testimony.” Steve Schwartz composed “Testimony” to benefit anti-bullying workshops in New York City Public Schools. The choral group moved the audience with their magnificent voices and deep passion for this piece.
On the Red Carpet were: