THE SCREENING ROOM: Happy Birthday, Stephen Schwartz (Video)

By Playbill Staff
March 6, 2014

Academy Award-winning and Tony-nominated composer Stephen Schwartz celebrates his birthday March 6. Playbill.com looks back at his career with clips from his musicals, concert performances and more. 



Schwartz was Tony-nominated for the scores of Wicked, Rags, Working, Godspell and Pippin; the latter received the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical and currently plays the Music Box Theatre.

For more on Schwartz's theatrical career, visit the Playbill Vault.

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Schwartz performs "Corner of the Sky":

Schwartz explains "The Wizard and I":

Schwartz performs "Beautiful City":

Schwartz performs "For Good":

The cast of Pippin in rehearsals:

Highlights of Pippin:

Highlights of Pippin - Part Two:

Schwartz at the cast recording of Pippin:

The cast of Pippin recording "Magic to Do":

Nick Blaemire sings "Marking Time," a cut song from Pippin:

Lindsay Mendez sings "The Wizard and I":

Diane Paulus talks about Pippin:

William Katt sings "Corner of the Sky":

Gavin Creel sings "Corner of the Sky":

Hunter Parrish records "Beautiful City":

 Mendez and the Godspell cast perform "Bless the Lord":

Performances from Godspell's press day:

Highlights from the revival of Godspell:

Telly Leung and the cast of Godspell performing "All Good Gifts" at Barnes and Noble:

Idina Menzel, Helen Dallimore and the cast of Wicked.

 "Popular" on "The Today Show."

 Wicked on the Tony Awards.

Adam Lambert duets on "As Long As You're Mine."

 Stephanie J. Block performs "Defying Gravity."

Darius de Haas performs "Lost in the Wilderness":

Natalie Weiss sings "Spark of Creation":

Matthew Morrison and Shoshana Bean sing "In Whatever Time We Have":

Liz Callaway performs "Meadowlark":

"When You Believe":