Stephen Sondheim

Greatly Appreciated

Stephen Sondheim  (born March 22, 1930) is an American composer and lyricist known for his immense contributions to musical theatre for over 50 years.  He is the winner of an Academy Award, eight Tony Awards (more than any other composer) including the 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 most famous works include (as composer and 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, and Into the Woods.  In celebration of his 80th birthday, the former Henry Miller’s Theatre was renamed the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on September 15, 2010.  (More from Wikipedia)
Judy Collins has been recording albums more or less steadily for over 50 years and has scattered several hit songs over this time, including the Stephen Sondheim song “Send in the Clowns” in 1975. 
(May 2012)
Last edited: March 22, 2021