Photo Coverage: Schwartz' Portrait Unveiled at Tony's

October 20
4:58 PM 2006

Dan May's stunning portrait of†composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz--whose Wicked continues to sell out on Broadway, in Chicago, on tour,†and in London--was unveiled at Tony's di Napoli for their Broadway Wall of Fame.† Radio personality Valerie Smaldone hosted the event, which was attended by Schwartz' son, director Scott Schwartz, cast members from Wicked, and more!

The Broadway Wall of Fame also includes portraits of Donny Osmond, Jersey Boys stars John Lloyd Young, Daniel Reichard, Christian Hoff and J. Robert Spencer, Alec Baldwin, Alan Cumming, Harry Connick Jr. Cyndi Lauper and more.

In addition to Wicked, six-time Tony-nominee Schwartz also wrote the music and lyrics for Godspell, The Magic Show, Children of Eden, and contributed his songs to the score of Working; he also collaborated with Charles Strouse on Rags. He has also written for the big screen, with a number of scores for animated films; he wrote music and lyrics for DreamWorks' The Prince of Egypt and the TV musical Geppetto, as well as lyrics for the Disney films Pocahontas and The Hunchback of Notre Dame (both with Alan Menken). Schwartz, whose two solo CDs "Relucant Pilgrim" and "Uncharted Territory"feature him performing his own songs, has received three each of the Academy Awards, the Grammy Awards and the Drama Desk Awards. His children's musical Captain Louie is set to launch on a national tour, and it was also recently announced that he would begin writing Sťance on a Wet Afternoon--his first opera.

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Kenway Kua and Brian Slaman

Katie Webber and Eddie Pendergraft

Lori Ann Ferreri and Alex Quiroga

Noah Rivera and Tiffany Haas

Noah Rivera, Tiffany Haas, Stephen Schwartz and Lori Ann Ferreri

Valerie Smaldone and Stephen Schwartz

Stephen Schwartz unveiling his portrait with Valerie Smaldone (Radio Personality, 106.7 Lite FM and Broadway Wall of Fame Host)

Stephen Schwartz and Valerie Smaldone

Stephen Schwartz and Bruce Dimpflmaier

Stephen Schwartz

Robert Diamond, Stephen Schwartz and Richie Ridge

Scott Schwartz, Valerie Smaldone, Steven Skybell and Noah Rivera

Natalie Joy Johnson, Stephen Schwartz and Harris Doran

Megan Sikora, Stephen Schwartz and Brandi Chavonne Massey

Stephen Schwartz and Jenna Leigh Green

Richie Ridge, Natalie Joy Johnson and Harris Doran

Alex Quiroga, Jenna Leigh Green, and Clifton oliver

Kevin Aubim and Kaitana Magno

Kris Koop, Jimmy Smagula and Robert Billing

Scott Schwartz and Stephen Schwartz

A final shot of the painting

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