Stephen Sondheim (1930–2021) was a celebrated American composer and lyricist, one of the most important figures in 20th-century musical theatre.
Sondheim started his theatre career by writing the lyrics for West Side Story (1957) and Gypsy (1959) before becoming a composer and lyricist. Sondheim's best-known works include A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1962), Company (1970), Follies (1971), A Little Night Music (1973), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1979), Merrily We Roll Along (1981), Sunday in the Park with George (1984), and Into the Woods (1987).
He won many awards including eight Tony Awards (including a Lifetime Achievement Tony in 2008), eight Grammy Awards, an Olivier Award, an Academy Award, a Pulitzer Prize, and the 2015 Presidential Medal of Freedom.
A modern musical twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales.
Exploring the opening up of Japan to American influence and using motifs from Japanese theatre and music, this is one of Sondheim's most adventurous musicals.
A dark and funny look at the end of the American dream - Stephen Sondheim lifts musical theatre to new heights of brilliance.
One of the greatest musicals of all time, with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Arthur Laurents.
A one-act musical about a sickly woman's love for a handsome young army captain.
Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's iconic musical comedy about life, love and marriage.
A compellingly original comedy thriller, and Sondheim's first ever non-musical play.
Sondheim's Obie-Award-winning musical telling the real-life story of the Mizner brothers, following their fortunes from the 1890s Alaskan gold rush to the 1920s land boom.
The Pulitzer-winning musical inspired by Georges Seurat's pointillist masterpiece, celebrating the art of creation and the creation of art.
An utterly sophisticated and charming musical boasting such numbers as 'Send in the Clowns' and 'A Weekend in the Country'.
The gruesomely fascinating musical about the 'Demon Barber of Fleet Street', one of Sondheim's greatest hits.