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Stephen Sondheim

Stephen Joshua Sondheim (born March 22, 1930) is an American composer and lyricist known for more than a half-century of contributions to musical theatre. Sondheim has received an Academy Award, eight Tony Awards (more than any other composer, including a Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre), eight Grammy Awards, a Pulitzer Prize, the Laurence Olivier Award, and a 2015 Presidential Medal of Freedom. He has been described by Frank Rich of The New York Times as "now the greatest and perhaps best-known artist in the American musical theater." His best-known works as com ...read more

Stephen Joshua Sondheim (born March 22, 1930) is an American composer and lyricist known for more than a half-century of contributions to musical theatre. Sondheim has received an Academy Award, eight Tony Awards (more than any other composer, including a Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre), eight Grammy Awards, a Pulitzer Prize, the Laurence Olivier Award, and a 2015 Presidential Medal of Freedom. He has been described by Frank Rich of The New York Times as "now the greatest and perhaps best-known artist in the American musical theater." His best-known works as composer and lyricist include A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Merrily We Roll Along, Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, Assassins, and Passion. He also wrote the lyrics for West Side Story and Gypsy.

Sondheim has also written film music, contributing "Goodbye for Now" to Warren Beatty's 1981 Reds. He wrote five songs for 1990's Dick Tracy, including "Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man)" by Madonna, which won the Academy Award for Best Song.

The composer was president of the Dramatists Guild from 1973 to 1981. To celebrate his 80th birthday, the former Henry Miller's Theatre was renamed the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on September 15, 2010, and the BBC Proms held a concert in his honor. He has been called "possibly the greatest lyricist ever" by Cameron Mackintosh.

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Into the Woods - OST Deluxe Edition
2014

Road Show - Original Cast Recording
2009

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
2007

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6 Votes
Bounce - Original Cast Recording
2004

Passion - Original Cast Recording
1994

Assassins - Original Cast Recording
1991

Into the Woods
1988

4
3 Votes
Sunday in the Park With George - Broadway
1984

Merrily We Roll Along - Original Broadway Cast
1982

Sweeney Todd - Original Broadway Cast
1979

Pacific Overtures - Original Broadway Cast
1976

A Little Night Music - Original Broadway Cast
1973

Follies - Original Broadway Cast
1971

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1 Votes
Company - Original Broadway Cast
1970

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1 Votes
A Funny Thing Happened ... - Motion Picture
1966

A Funny Thing Happened ... - Broadway Cast
1962

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