About Stephen Lawrence, Composer

Stephen Lawrence

Welcome to my website. Here are some highlights of my work: composing over 300 songs and scores for Sesame Street resulting in three Emmy awards for “Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition”; composing the title song and four others for Free To Be…You And Me, the landmark million-selling record, book and Emmy Award and Peabody Award-winning television special; composing the million-selling single, “You Take My Breath Away,” and being awarded three Gold Records; scoring the Robert DeNiro movie Bang The Drum Slowly and the cult horror classic Alice, Sweet Alice, which won the music award from the Paris Festival of  Fantasy and Science Fiction; composing the songs and score for the live-action movie musical Red Riding Hood starring Isabella Rossellini and Craig T. Nelson, lyrics by Michael Korie; composing the HBO animated musical The Tale of Peter Rabbit, starring Carol Burnett, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. Also, I was Music Director of Temple Sinai in Stamford CT from 2002 to 2012.