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Dramatists Guild Foundation Honors Stephen Schwartz

Dramatists Guild Foundation Honors Stephen Schwartz
Stephen Schwartz

Stephen Schwartz

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.

Stephen Schwartz, Andrew Lippa

Stephen Schwartz, Andrew Lippa

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,

Lindsay Mendez

Lindsay Mendez

Lindsay Mendez

Renée Fleming

Renée Fleming

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:

Justin Paul, Ben Vereen, Stephen Schwartz, Benj Pasek

Justin Paul, Ben Vereen, Stephen Schwartz, Benj Pasek

Justin Paul, Ben Vereen, Stephen Schwartz, Benj Pasek

Justin Paul, Ben Vereen, Stephen Schwartz, Benj Pasek

Ben Vereen

Ben Vereen

Robert and Kristen Anderson Lopez

Robert and Kristen Anderson Lopez

Stephen Schwartz

Stephen Schwartz

Charles Strauss

Sheldon Harnick

 

 

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