Stephen Sondheim

American composer and lyricist

Stephen Sondheim (born 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.

Stephen Sondheim


  • I'm a lazy writer. My idea of heaven is not writing. On the other hand, I'm obviously compulsive about it.
    • Halliwell's Who's Who in the Movies (2001 ed): Art. Stephen Sondheim p. 408


  • Without question, Steve is the best Broadway lyricist, past or present.
    • Arthur Laurents; in Halliwell, op. cit.

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