Harry Winston & Wallis Annenberg Center Honor Stephen Schwartz

by Anahita Safarzadeh

This past week, iconic producer, Stephen Schwartz, was honored with a fundraising event presented by the House of Harry Winston, and the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Schwartz career was highlighted in three acts throughout the star studded evening where songs from legendary musicals where performed by beloved artists including, Idina Menzel, Megan Hilty, Andrea Martin, Liz Callaway, Angel Blue, Isaiah Johnson, Jordan Fisher, the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, and many others!

“With a career spanning more than four decades, Mr. Schwartz has entertained and inspired generations of musical theater lovers with his immeasurable talent,” said John Bendheim and Cathy Louchheim, Event Co-Chairs.  “His contributions to stage, film and television have become the bedrock of the contemporary American musical landscape and we are honored to tip our hats to him on this very special evening.”

Before the finale, Honorary Co-Chair Wallis Annenberg presented Schwartz with a $100,000 donation for the ASCAP Foundation. and with that sweet note, Schwartz graced the audience with a brand new song, “Can You Imagine”, to be featured in an upcoming film. All proceeds of the evening are to be donated to support the arts programs at The Wallis, serving over 70,000 audience members, and disadvantaged students spanning the greater Los Angeles area who have limited o no access to the arts.