Musicals of Leo Schwartz

Under A Rainbow Flag – Based on the true stories of Corporal Jon Phillips, a gay corpsman during World War II in the Pacific Theatre.
PEN – An intimate pen pal relationship creates a crisis between two men, one incarcerated and one on the outside.

We The People – The Anti-Trump Musical.
Information coming soon.

TILL- – The story of the tragedy of Emmett Till and the superhuman love of his mother.
The Book of Merman – Two Mormon missionaries ring a doorbell labeled E.M. and hilarity ensues.
Leo Schwartz is an award-winning composer of stage, screen, and concert hall. His “TILL – The Musical” with DC Cathro was a Next-link Production at the 2019 New York Musical Festival and won 11 awards. TILL was produced by the American Theatre Group in South Orange, New Jersey in February 2020. He is the producer and writer, also with Mr. Cathro, of the Off-Broadway musical, “The Book of Merman” which ran for 5 months. His musical “Under A Rainbow Flag”, won the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Work in 2013. His musical song cycle, “We The People”, written with Sean Chandler, was premiered by Flying Elephant Productions in January of 2018 in Chicago. He and Mr. Chandler have also written “RUNNING”, a rock musical based on the multiple award-winning film script of the same name.

Leo has also written numerous works for the concert hall. In February 2023, the Cypress Symphony Orchestra will premiere his orchestral work, “Sinfonia Concertante on a Theme of Bernstein”. In August of 2021, the Rona Quartet premiered his horn quartet, “Three Bagatelles” at the International Horn Society symposium. He is the Composer in Residence for the Chicago Clarinet Ensemble.