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  1. Stephen Joshua Sondheim (/ ˈ s ɒ n d h aɪ m / SOND-hyme; March 22, 1930 – November 26, 2021) was an American composer and lyricist.One of the most important figures in twentieth-century musical theater, Sondheim was credited for having "reinvented the American musical" with shows that tackled "unexpected themes that range far beyond the [genre's] traditional subjects" with "music and ...

  2. Nov 23, 2015 · Stephen Sondheim March 22, 1930 November 26, 2021 American lyricist and composer Stephen Sondheim wrote musicals based on sources as varied as fairy tales, a painting by Georges Seurat, ancient...

  3. May 10, 2022 · Stephen died suddenly on the morning of Friday 26 November 2021 at the age of 91 at his home in Roxbury, Connecticut, where he had been spending most of his time during the COVID-19 pandemic. He will be remembered as the most influential and inspiring musical theatre creator of his generation, whose legacy will resonate long into the 21st century.

  4. He was the son of Etta Janet "Foxy" (Fox) and Herbert S. Sondheim. His father manufactured dresses designed by his mother. Stephen's father was born in New York, to German Jewish immigrants. Stephen's mother was born in Massachusetts, to a German Jewish father and a Lithuanian Jewish mother. Personal Quotes (29) My idea of heaven is not writing.

  5. Apr 07, 2022 · Stephen Sondheim, in full Stephen Joshua Sondheim, (born March 22, 1930, New York, New York, U.S.—died November 26, 2021, Roxbury, Connecticut), American composer and lyricist whose brilliance in matching words and music in dramatic situations broke new ground for Broadway musical theatre.

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