Stephen Sondheim Biography (Wikipedia)
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, a 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 (1962), Company (1970), Follies (1971), A Little Night Music (1973), Pacific Overtures (1976), Sweeney Todd (1979), Merrily We Roll Along (1981), Sunday in the Park with George (1984), Into the Woods (1987), Assassins (1990), and Passion (1994). He also wrote the lyrics for West Side Story (1957) and Gypsy (1959).
Sondheim has written film music, contributing "Goodbye for Now" for 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 Original Song.
- "The most perfect song ever written about the madness of being in love..."https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04821vp.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04821vp.jpg2016-10-10T15:45:00.000ZPatricia Hodge on Sondheim's song Losing my Mind from his musical Follieshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04bmf9y
"The most perfect song ever written about the madness of being in love..."
- Stephen Sondheimhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p020dmnj.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p020dmnj.jpg2014-06-05T10:40:00.000ZComposer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim discusses his life and work.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p020dmpl
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