Steven Schoenberg

Musical Theater

When Steven was 12 years old, his parents took him to see Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway. Walking out of the Imperial Theater, he knew he wanted to write musicals. His first as a composer was It's 11:59, written with Songwriters Hall of Fame lyricist Edward Eliscu (Great Day!, Flying Down to Rio). Steven is currently writing two musicals with his wife, Jane Schoenberg.

His musicals include:

Lady Alice (2005)


Book and lyrics by Diane Seymour.
Reading by CAP 21, New York City.

The Independent (2004)

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Book and lyrics by Steven Scott Smith.
Reading by CAP 21, New York City.

Family Album: A Musical Reminiscence (2001)

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Poetry by Paul Mariani. A musical theater song cycle for eight performers.
Premiered at The York Theater, Citicorp Center, New York City.

Haunted (2001)

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Book by Marilyn Stasio.
Lyrics by Diane Seymour.
Reading commissioned by the Goodspeed Opera House; performed at New York University.

Stout of Heart (1990)


(also Musical Director)
Book and lyrics by Erin Williams
A musical funded by The Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities and the Smith College Theater Department, Northampton, MA.

Quabbin: A New Musical (1983)


(also Musical Director)
Book and lyrics by Dorothy Johnson.
Produced by Theater in the Works, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA and by the Ware Regional Theater, Ware, MA.

Small Town Life (1983)


(also Musical Director)
Book and lyrics by Dorothy Johnson.
Produced in New Salem, MA.

It's 11:59 (1980)


Book and lyrics by Edward Eliscu.
A musical revue, produced at the White Barn Theater, Westport, CT.



Steven’s incidental music includes:

Tongues of Fire (1998)
(also Sound Design)


Premiered at Boston Center for the Arts; later performed in Spain and Argentina.

Machinal (1983)


By Sophie Treadwell, produced by University of Massachusetts Theater Department, Amherst, MA.