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Stephen Sondheim wins theatre biography prize

Stephen Sondheim
Image caption Sondheim's accolades include Tonys, Grammys and an Oscar

American composer Stephen Sondheim has been awarded the Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography for his book documenting his work over the past 30 years.

Look, I Made a Hat includes early drafts and lyrics to his works, including Wise Guys and Sunday in the Park with George.

Finalists for the prize included James Corden and Stephen Berkoff.

Sheridan Morley was a British theatre critic and biographer who died in 2007.

Sondheim, 82, has composed for numerous Broadway productions and films, winning an Academy Award for best song for Sooner or Later, from Dick Tracy, in 1990.

He won a Pulitzer for the drama Sunday in the Park with George in 1985.

He also composed and wrote the lyrics for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Sweeney Todd and A Little Night Music.

Look, I Made a Hat is a sequel to his earlier work, Finishing the Hat.

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