Stephen Lawrence Schwartz (b 6 March 1948) is a musical theatre composer and lyricist, best known for Godspell, Pippin, and Wicked.He also contributed songs to the films Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Prince of Egypt, and Enchanted, as well as the theme song and other music for the children's television show Johnny and the Sprites. He wrote two songs for Mulan before being let go because of his work on The Prince of Egypt. Neither was used in the film.
Plays by Stephen Schwartz with their own trope pages include:
Other works by Stephen Schwartz provide examples of:
- Counterpoint Duet: "Two's Company" from The Magic Show
- Incredibly Long Note: The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Wicked are the most notable out of all his works to fit in this trope.
- Musical Chores: Working, his musical about individuals in occupations such as newsboy, millworker, cleaning lady, etc., could in some ways be said be "Musical Chores: The Musical."