What is Your Favorite Stephen Schwartz Song?

Polls   What is Your Favorite Stephen Schwartz Song?
 
Last week, Playbill.com shared some of our favorite songs composed by six-time Tony nominee Stephen Schwartz. This week, we wanted to know which of his songs have changed our readers "For Good." With selections ranging from songs from Wicked to "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," click through to see our readers' favorite tunes by this celebrated composer.
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Playbill.com polled our readers via Facebook and Twitter. Their responses follow:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Janaya Mahealani Jones: "The Spark of Creation" and "Stranger to the Rain" - Children of Eden one of Schwartz's most underrated musicals but it is jammed packed with musical brilliance! And these two stand out to me because they are two girls, very similar to eachother who have big decisions to make. You can really see the Emotional journey in each song and the point where you realize, they were definitely right.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miranda Miller: "Making Good" from Wicked because they both have an amazing message of not listening to what others say about you, and to follow your own path. They both say that the only opinion that you should care about is the opinion you have of yourself; If you know you are a good person, then you are.

 

 

Kelly Shiu: “The Wizard and I” It’s where I really get to meet Elphaba. She lets her walls down, and tells about her inner self like all her hopes and dreams. It’s such a awesome moment that I loved.

 

 

Evan Bradley-Lewis: "Meadowlark"

 

 

Andrew Stevens Purdy: "Meadowlark"!

 

 

 

 

Mitchell Roberts: I have a few, but I think "Corner of the Sky" has to be up there. The whole thing about wanting to belong sits nicely with me

 

 

Tom Quicksell: "For Good" is my favorite. It strikes such a personal chord. We all have people in our lives we can relate to with that song.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karyn L. Wiseman: "Defying Gravity." Hands down my favorite of all time by him.

Mitchell Randall: "Defying Gravity" is my top of his. Because in the story of Wicked he gave a character who you wouldn't of think had a lot to say, a powerful song that leaves audience members with goosebumps by the end of Act 1. And every one of these women who's played Elphaba in their careers, have done this song justice.

 

 

Lucas Nunes: "Defying Gravity." It made me go after my dreams.

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