stephen-schwartzASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, announced today that composer Stephen Schwartz will be honored with the Founders Award at its 32nd annual ASCAP Screen Music Awards on Tuesday, May 16 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles. The gala will also celebrate ASCAP’s top film, television and videogame composers of 2016. Over the course of his career, Schwartz has composed scores and lyrics for films including Godspell, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Prince of Egypt, Enchanted, and the TV movie Geppetto. His Broadway credits include Wicked (which is currently being adapted into a feature film), Godspell, Pippin and The Magic Show. The Founders Award goes to pioneering ASCAP songwriters who have made exceptional contributions to music by inspiring and influencing their fellow music creators. Past recipients include Stephen Sondheim, Jerry Lieber & Mike Stoller, Burt Bacharach & Hal David, Elvis Costello, Billy Joel, Annie Lennox, Sir Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Tom Petty, Smokey Robinson & more.