Stephen Michael Schwartz
Performer, songwriter and actor, Stephen Michael Schwartz is a show business veteran who began his entertainment career at the tender age of twelve. Stephen has been featured both on television and in film in addition to writing and producing music for a wide variety of projects.
As an actor, Stephen’s first acting job was in a classic comedy spoof featuring Jim Hutton, Dorothy Provine, Walter Brennan and Milton Berle called“Who’s Minding the Mint?.” In the film Stephen played the well-known comedian, Joey Bishop’s son. After landing many commercials, Stephen broke out on his own starring in a half-hour sitcom on NBC, “Please Stand By” alongside Elinor Donahue and Dick Schaal and then, not long after, opposite Gary Crosby, Bing Crosby’s son, in “The Music Shoppe”. As well as acting, Stephen wrote the theme song for both shows.
As a recording artist Stephen was discovered while gigging at the famous Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA and was immediately signed to RCA Records for an exclusive recording contract.
As a songwriter, Stephen’s compositions have appeared in numerous films and TV shows over the years including“Grumpy Old Men”, Stephen Spielberg’s “Amazing Stories” and the popular children’s animated series, “JAY JAY THE JET PLANE”.
In addition his songs have been performed and/or recorded by many diverse artists such as Barry Manilow, Trace Adkins and Ben Harper.
His venture into musical theatre penning “IT CAME FROM BEYOND”, an homage to the sci-fi thrillers of the ‘50s, won him numerous accolades including six Ovation Awards nods (the Tony of Los Angeles). Soon to be mounted off Broadway, this entertaining and musical spoof is destined to be nothing short of a classic.
Stephen’s creative energy seems to be limitless and will no doubt continue to provide both young and old with a wealth of new entertainment possibilities.