Who is Stephen Sondheim?

  • (noun): United States composer of musicals (born in 1930).
    Synonyms: Sondheim

Stephen Sondheim

Stephen Joshua Sondheim ( /ˈsɒnd.haɪm/) (born March 22, 1930) is an American composer and lyricist known for his contributions to musical theatre. He is the winner of an Academy Award, eight Tony Awards including the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, multiple Grammy Awards, a Pulitzer Prize and the Laurence Olivier Award. Described by Frank Rich of the New York Times as "now the greatest and perhaps best-known artist in the American musical theater", his most famous works include (as composer and lyricist) A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George and Into the Woods. He also wrote the lyrics for West Side Story and Gypsy.

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Stephen Sondheim Center For The Performing Arts - History
... to be the first American theater named after playwright Stephen Sondheim ... performers who had been original cast members from Stephen Sondheim musicals including Liz Callaway, Len Cariou and Richard Kind ... They performed the Sondheim Center’s premiere production, A Little Sondheim Music, an original musical revue of the composer’s greatest hits ...
Signature Theatre (Arlington, Virginia) - Significant Past Productions
... SWEENEY TODD By Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler August 27 - September 21, 1991 ... This production was significant because it was the first of the Sondheim musicals produced by Signature and the critical acclaim established the company ASSASSINS By ... This production was significant because it was attended by Stephen Sondheim and began a long term relationship between the theatre and Sondheim THE FIX by John Dempsey and Dana P ...
Stephen Sondheim - Personal Life
... Sondheim has been described as being extremely introverted, a largely solitary figure ... In an interview with Frank Rich, Sondheim said that "the outsider feeling – somebody who people want to both kiss and kill – occurred quite early in my ...
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street (2007 Film) - Release - Critical Reception
... Although Stephen Sondheim was cautious of a cinematic adaptation of his musical, he was largely impressed by the results ... reviewers, Time rated it an A-minus and added, "Burton and Depp infuse the brilliant cold steel of Stephen Sondheim's score with a burning passion ... fleet" and "a satisfying screen version of Stephen Sondheim's landmark 1979 theatrical musical.. ...

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