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Awards American Songbook Association to Honor Stephen Schwartz

The evening will also feature Ann Harada, Debbie Gravitte, Rupert Holmes, and more.

Stephen Schwartz

American Songbook Association will honor Stephen Schwartz with the 2022 ASA Lifetime Achievement Award during its Third Annual Gala May 9 at 7:30 PM at Merkin Hall at the Kaufman Music Center.

Performers are scheduled to include Ann Harada, Paul Shaffer, Tony winner Debbie Gravitte, Tony winner Rupert Holmes, Kurt Peterson, John Bucchino, and Teri Ralston, with additional names to be announced. Scott Coulter will direct the celebration with music direction by Michael Roberts.

Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin) has been inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and has been given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His additional accolades include three Academy Awards, four Grammy Awards, and the Isabelle Stevenson special Tony Award.

American Songbook Association Inc. seeks to preserve, promote, and advance the legacy of American popular music, the Great American Songbook (classic and new), and the unique art form of cabaret. 

For tickets, which will go on sale March 1, visit

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