Stephen Sondheim





Stephen Sondheim

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in New York, New York, The United States
March 22, 1930

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Stephen Joshua Sondheim is an American musical and film composer and lyricist, winner of an Academy Award, multiple Tony Awards (seven, more than any other composer), multiple Grammy Awards, and a Pulitzer Prize. He has been described by Frank Rich in the The New York Times as "the greatest and perhaps best-known artist in the American musical theater." His most famous scores include (as composer/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, Into the Woods, and Assassins, as well as the lyrics for West Side Story and Gypsy. He was president of the Dramatists Guild from 1973 to 1981.


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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Bar...
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Into the Woods
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 7,773 ratings — published 1987 — 10 editions
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Sunday in the Park With George
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Company: A Musical Comedy
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Finishing the Hat: Collecte...
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Assassins
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A Little Night Music
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“If I cannot fly, let me sing.”
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“At last, my arm is complete again”
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