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Great Music For Adults

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. 

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RCA


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STEPHEN MICHAEL SCHWARTZ

In 1974 RCA Records released the self-titled album,

Stephen Michael Schwartz ‎– featuring Stephen, backed by some of the best studio musicians in the country.
The list is impressive…. Larry Carlton (Guitar),  Michael Omartian (Keyboards), Jim Keltner (Drums), Wilton Felder (Bass), Kim Carnes, Clydie King, and Venetta Fields (Background vocals).
 
The album drew industry attention to Stephen’s talent both as a songwriter and a solid vocal performer. The single, “ROCK ME AWAY”, generated favorable airplay on local FM stations around the country and classified Stephen’s musical genre as “Funk/Soul”.
 
Given the musical climate at the time and disco’s stronghold on radio play, one song off the album that received the most “buzz” was “GET IT UP FOR LOVE”.
 
It was just the beginning of a long and fruitful recording career.

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Still Life


Still Life

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Still Life


Still Life

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Still Life

This eleven song collection stands as a testament to Stephen's songwriting artistry. With his smooth vocals and poetic prowess, he disarms the most sensitive themes with humor as in "THAT KIND OF LOVE I HATE".

In his autobiographical anthem VICTORVILLE, he captures his life being born in a small town. With RISE UP EVERY DAY, he reminds us all of the power of the human spirit... even in the midst of crisis.

With a steady hand, Stephen paints vivid musical pictures...This is his STILL LIFE.

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Barry Manilow


Merry Christmas Wherever You Are

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Merry Christmas Wherever You Are

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MERRY CHRISTMAS, WHEREVER YOU ARE

Stephen's original composition, MERRY CHRISTMAS, WHEREVER YOU ARE, was chosen by Barry Manilow to be performed annually for his Christmas tour

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It Came From Beyond


It Came From Beyond

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It Came From Beyond


It Came From Beyond

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It Came From Beyond

It was a time of innocence, 3-D glasses and flying saucers, American heroes and little green men, drive-in movies, poodle skirts, ballroom dancing, apple pie, and the intoxicating belief that there was nothing we couldn't accomplish if we all just put our minds to it . . . like landing on the moon

It was The Fabulous Fifties...and it' brought back to life in this exciting science fiction musical, IT CAME FROM BEYOND.

It’s 1959 and Harold, an unpopular high school egghead, is serving detention in the science classroom along with his nemesis, Steve, the high school bully. Harold believes that his comic book, IT CAME FROM BEYOND!, holds the keys to the universe and, in order to flee from the never-ending torment of Steve seated next to him, escapes into the world of his comic book through his imagination.

Harold’s reality and fantasy worlds collide. Will he win the girl of his dreams? Will he save the world from impending doom? Will any of this matter come prom night?

IT CAME FROM BEYOND is a 16 song, two act musical originally presented at The New York Musical Theatre Festival where after receiving rave reviews went on to be mounted at the Write Act Theatre in Hollywood, California.  There it won six Ovation Award Nominations (the Tonys of Los Angeles), winning one for Best Supporting Actor. 

IT CAME FROM BEYOND will soon be opening again Off Broadway and in North Hollywood, California in 2017.

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