Stephen Sondheim: a life in photos
We pay tribute to the late Stephen Sondheim, a true giant of musical theatre, as both a lyricist and composer of over a dozen acclaimed works, famously beginning with West Side Story…
Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim was one of the world’s most influential composers and lyricists and there are few composers and lyricists who have had as seismic an impact on the world of musical theatre.
Stephen Sondheim has written the music and lyrics for some of Broadway’s finest musicals, from Company to Into the Woods, all of which have enjoyed enduring success and are still performed on amateur and professional stages the world over. As well as his solo musicals, he also worked with renowned composers as a lyricist, writing lyrics to the scores of West Side Story (1957) and Gypsy (1959) by Leonard Bernstein and Jule Styne respectively.
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- Lin-Manuel Miranda: 'Anyone who tells you that Sondheim isn’t an influence on their music or their work is lying'
Here, in pictures, we pay tribute to the genius, who died in November 2021
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