Stephen Sondheim facts for kids
Early and personal life
He wrote the words for songs in Gypsy and West Side Story. Of American composers still living, he has won the most awards. He has:
- Multiple Grammy Awards
- 9 Tony Awards (more than any other composer)
- A Lifetime Achievement Tony
- An Academy Award
- A Pulitzer Prize.
Sondheim writes both the music and the words to his musicals.
Many critics like his work, but some people do not like it. Sweeney Todd is very different from the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein.
Some of Sondheim's musicals
- A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum
- A Little Night Music
- Sunday in the Park with George
- Into The Woods
- Sweeney Todd
Images for kids
Stephen Sondheim House, Turtle Bay, New York City, New York
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