STEPHEN SONDHEIM Biography - Theater, Opera and Movie personalities


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Name: Stephen Joshua Sondheim                                                     
Born: 22 March 1930 New York City, NY, U.S.                                       
Stephen Joshua Sondheim (b. March 22, 1930) is an American stage musical and     
film composer and lyricist, one of the few people to win 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.