Stephen Schwartz was born in New York City on March 6, 1948. A musical theatre composer, Schwartz studied piano and compostion at the Julliard School of Music while in high school. He then went on to study drama, earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University, in the mid 60's.
The dramatic duo of Victorian London, playwright Sir William Schwenck Gilbert and composer Sir Arthur Sullivan, turned a theatrical corner with the creation of their wildly successful comic operas.
For more than 20 years, the pair created a host of now-classic light operas, such as "HMS Pinafore" (1