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Contact for Defying Gravity author and Stephen Schwartz Autograph

Stephen Schwawrtz signed copyAutographed copies make nice gifts!

Updated March 2017: I have a limited number of autographed copies of Defying Gravity available for gifts or your personal library. They are signed by Stephen Schwartz on the first page. I sign them as author on the title page.

The first edition paperback is now out of print. The second edition, to be released in 2018 or later, will have a different format with fewer photos.

Therefore the few remaining signed copies I have of the first edition are even more rare and are priced as such.

In the USA, the price is $60.00 plus $8 for media mail or $15 priority mail shipping and handling. (These signed copies are both rare and difficult for me to obtain given Stephen's busy schedule, hence the price.)

If you use Paypal, I can send you a paypal invoice for easy payment. (To send a check, see mailing address below). For international rates, please email me.Carol de Giere

with "SIGNED COPY" in the subject heading

Mail: Carol de Giere, PO Box 909, Bethel, CT 06801-0909


Please add the word "QUESTION" or "COMMENT" in the subject heading of your email (so that I can distinguish it from spam), and send it to

The Godspell Experience is also Available

The Godspell ExperienceMy new book is now in print: The Godspell Experience: Inside a Transformative Musical. Copies signed by Stephen Schwartz are available. This book covers all things Godspell: the musical's creative history, notes about each song, never-before-published photographs, Godspell movie development details, complete lyrics, and much more. In his Foreword for The Godspell Experience, composer Stephen Schwartz shares some of his favorite personal memories from the earliest days of Godspell.

Why buy items with Stephen Schwartz's autograph?

Stephen Schwartz signed copies make ideal gifts or memorabilia for your personal collection. If you're enjoying a talented songwriter's music and lyrics, having something autographed by Stephen Schwartz adds a kind of personal connection.

You might consider giving an autographed copy to a fans of his musicals like Wicked or participants in local productions, such as Godspell, Pippin, Children of Eden, Working, or My Son Pinocchio. This book includes over 200 photos and illustrations, including Stephen Schwartz as a child at the piano, production photos from Godspell, Wicked, and other musicals, and handwritten music notes not published anywhere else. It also includes stories behind all his movie musicals, including The Prince of Egypt, and the Disney films for which he wrote lyrics: Pocohantas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Enchanted.

Mr. Schwartz is a living legend of Broadway and film. An autograph can help you feel part of the history of musicals in this generation.


Please contact me if you need a signed copy for a silent auction for charitable fundraising. Also inquire if you need a review copy.