Quotes by Stephen Sondheim

About Stephen Sondheim:

Stephen Joshua Sondheim 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, 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 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, Sunday in the Park with George and Into the Woods. He wrote the lyrics for West Side Story and Gypsy.

Author Bio

  • NameStephen Sondheim
  • DescriptionAmerican composer and lyricist
  • AliasesStephen Joshua Sondheim
  • BornMarch 22, 1930
  • CountryUnited States Of America
  • ProfessionComposer; Dramaturge; Songwriter
  • AwardsLaurence Olivier Award; Pulitzer Prize For Drama; National Medal Of Arts; Grammy Trustees Award; Praemium Imperiale