Liz Swados

A Tribute Album

This spring, The Liz Swados Project was released, an album of 14 songs from 10 of her works for stage. Sung by some of the most influential performers and composers in theatre today, they celebrate a legacy of work by Liz Swados ’73 in musical theatre that was focused on social justice, equity and acceptance. In June, Variety featured the project on their podcast and magazine. Leading into a talk with producers and performers they wrote, “What do Pulitzer winner Michael R. Jackson (“A Strange Loop”), Tony winner Ali Stroker (“Oklahoma!”), Guggenheim grant recipient Taylor Mac (“A 24-Decade History of Popular Music”), “Hadestown” actor Amber Gray and composers Shaina Taub (“The Devil Wears Prada,” “The Suffragists”) and Dave Malloy (“Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812”) have in common? They all perform tunes on The Liz Swados Project, the new album celebrating an often-overlooked composer who influenced a generation of musical theater creators on the rise.” Tune in or sing along, as the album’s producer summed, “I feel like there’s never been a more potent time for her work.”