Stephen Sondheim Biography

Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim

wrote the music and lyrics for Passion (1994), Assassins (1991), Into The Woods (1987), Sunday in the Park with George (1984), Merrily We Roll Along (1981), Sweeney Todd (1979), Pacific Overtures (1976), The Frogs (1974), A Little Night Music (1973), Follies (1971, revised in London, 1987), Company (1970), Anyone Can Whistle (1964), and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1962), as well as the lyrics for West Side Story (1957), Gypsy (1959), Do I Hear a Waltz? (1965), and additional lyrics for Candide (1973). Side by Side by Sondheim (1976), Marry Me A Little (1981), You're Gonna Love Tomorrow (1983), and Puffing It Together (1992) are anthologies of his work as composer and lyricist. For films, he composed the scores of Stavisky (1974) and Reds (1981), and songs for Dick Tracy (Academy Award, 1990). He won Tony Awards for Best Score for a Musical for Passion, Into The Woods, Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, Follies, and Company. Sunday in the Park with George received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1985. He is on the Council of the Dramatists Guild, the national association of playwrights, composers, and lyricists, having served as its President from 1973 until 1981, and in 1983 was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 1990 he was appointed the first Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre at Oxford University and in 1993 was a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors.

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Recent Performances of works by Stephen Sondheim
Production/Credit WhereOpening Night
Into The Woods ...... (Music & Lyrics) Park Players Productions Inc 5/19/2017
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum ...... (Music & Lyrics) Strollers 5/6/2016
Assassins ...... (Music & Lyrics) Eagle Theatre 1/22/2016
Sunday In The Park With George ...... (Music & Lyrics) 4th Wall Theatre 2/21/2014
Into The Woods ...... (Music & Lyrics) Stage 23 Theatre Company 1/24/2014
Sunday In The Park With George ...... (Music & Lyrics) East Brunswick Community Players 4/19/2013
Company ...... (Music & Lyrics) Main Street Theatre Company 2/1/2013
Into The Woods ...... (Music & Lyrics) Villagers Theatre 11/2/2012
Sunday In The Park With George ...... (Music & Lyrics) NENA Productions Theater Project 10/19/2012
Assassins ...... (Music & Lyrics) Circle Players 6/8/2012
Assassins ...... (Music & Lyrics) Barn Theatre 5/18/2012
Sweeney Todd ...... (Music & Lyrics) East Brunswick Community Players 10/28/2011
Sweeney Todd ...... (Music & Lyrics) Main Street Theatre Company 9/16/2011
Assassins ...... (Music & Lyrics) Edison Valley Playhouse 9/9/2011
Into The Woods ...... (Music & Lyrics) Actors' NET of Bucks County 7/9/2010
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum ...... (Music & Lyrics) Park Players Productions Inc 11/6/2009
Sweeney Todd ...... (Music & Lyrics) 4th Wall Theatre 10/29/2009
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum ...... (Music & Lyrics) Dover Little Theater 4/25/2008
West Side Story ...... (Lyrics) Phoenix Productions 11/3/2007
Into The Woods ...... (Music & Lyrics) NENA Productions Theater Project 10/26/2007
Into The Woods ...... (Music & Lyrics) Brundage Park Playhouse 7/13/2007
Gypsy ...... (Lyrics) Spring Lake Theatre Company 4/20/2007
Company ...... (Music & Lyrics) NENA Productions Theater Project 3/16/2007
Into The Woods ...... (Music & Lyrics) MOC Musical Theatre 11/10/2006
Assassins ...... (Music & Lyrics) 4th Wall Theatre 11/3/2006
Follies ...... (Music & Lyrics) Bergen County Players 9/7/2006
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum ...... (Music & Lyrics) Main Street Theatre Company 6/10/2006
Assassins ...... (Music & Lyrics) Allegro Productions 11/4/2005
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum ...... (Music & Lyrics) Main Street Theatre Company 10/12/2005
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum ...... (Music & Lyrics) Nutley Little Theatre 9/9/2005
Into The Woods ...... (Music & Lyrics) Pennington Players 8/4/2005
Sweeney Todd ...... (Music & Lyrics) The Princeton Festival 7/3/2005
Into The Woods ...... (Music & Lyrics) Battery Factory Theater 7/1/2005
Into The Woods ...... (Music & Lyrics) Chatham Players 4/29/2005
A Little Night Music ...... (Music & Lyrics) Allegro Productions 4/1/2005
Assassins ...... (Music & Lyrics) Triple Threat Foundation for the Arts 2/18/2005
Into The Woods ...... (Music & Lyrics) JCC MetroWest Teen Production Company 12/16/2004
Sweeney Todd ...... (Music & Lyrics) Haddonfield Plays and Players 10/21/2004
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum ...... (Music & Lyrics) Livingston Theatre Company 10/21/2004
Sweeney Todd ...... (Music & Lyrics) NENA Productions Theater Project 10/15/2004
Gypsy ...... (Lyrics) Off Broad Street Players 8/6/2004
Company ...... (Music & Lyrics) The Academy Theatre 7/31/2004
Gypsy ...... (Lyrics) Triple Threat Foundation for the Arts 7/16/2004
Company ...... (Music & Lyrics) Burlington County Footlighters 5/7/2004
Follies ...... (Music & Lyrics) Strollers 5/7/2004
Merrily We Roll Along ...... (Music & Lyrics) NENA Productions Theater Project 5/7/2004
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum ...... (Music & Lyrics) Rhino Theatre Company 4/16/2004
Company ...... (Music & Lyrics) Livingston Theatre Company 3/4/2004
Into The Woods ...... (Music & Lyrics) Players Guild of Leonia 2/27/2004
Company ...... (Music & Lyrics) Barn Theatre 11/15/2003
West Side Story ...... (Lyrics) Phoenix Productions 10/31/2003
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum ...... (Music & Lyrics) Haddonfield Plays and Players 10/23/2003
Saturday Night ...... (Music & Lyrics) Studio Players 10/10/2003
Sweeney Todd ...... (Music & Lyrics) Brundage Park Playhouse 7/11/2003
Follies ...... (Music & Lyrics) Chester Theatre Group 7/3/2003
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum ...... (Music & Lyrics) First Avenue Playhouse 4/4/2003
Company ...... (Music & Lyrics) Brook Arts Center 3/7/2003
Assassins ...... (Music & Lyrics) Cabaret Theatre 2/5/2003
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum ...... (Music & Lyrics) Like 40 Productions 1/10/2003
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum ...... (Music & Lyrics) Forum Theatre Company 11/14/2002
Sweeney Todd ...... (Music & Lyrics) Players Guild of Leonia 10/25/2002
Sweeney Todd ...... (Music & Lyrics) The Actors Company at Westminster 10/3/2002
Into The Woods ...... (Music & Lyrics) Trilogy Repertory Company 7/11/2002
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum ...... (Music & Lyrics) Over The Rainbow Productions 6/7/2002
Into The Woods ...... (Music & Lyrics) Flemington Raritan Community Theatre 4/18/2002
A Little Night Music ...... (Music & Lyrics) Mainstage Center For The Arts 1/26/2002
Gypsy ...... (Lyrics) HTC Productions 11/16/2001
Into The Woods ...... (Music & Lyrics) Montage Theater Group 11/9/2001
Into The Woods, Jr. ...... (Music & Lyrics) Brundage Park Playhouse 10/19/2001
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum ...... (Music & Lyrics) East Brunswick Community Players 9/14/2001
Into The Woods, Jr. ...... (Music & Lyrics) BG Theatre Club of Morris County 7/27/2001
Gypsy ...... (Lyrics) Gyspy Entertainment 7/13/2001
West Side Story ...... (Lyrics) Surflight Theatre 7/10/2001
Gypsy ...... (Lyrics) Dover Little Theater 6/1/2001
Company ...... (Music & Lyrics) Players Theater Company 5/11/2001
A Little Night Music ...... (Music & Lyrics) Chatham Players 5/4/2001
Into The Woods ...... (Music & Lyrics) Marlboro Players 4/20/2001
West Side Story ...... (Lyrics) Cranford Repertory Theatre Group 3/24/2001
Gypsy ...... (Lyrics) Allegro Productions 3/9/2001
Into The Woods ...... (Music & Lyrics) Glen Ridge Theater 3/9/2001
Company ...... (Music & Lyrics) Cabaret Theatre 2/7/2001
West Side Story ...... (Lyrics) Millennium Productions 2/2/2001
West Side Story ...... (Lyrics) Y-PAC 12/9/2000
Assassins ...... (Music & Lyrics) Phoenix Productions 12/8/2000
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum ...... (Music & Lyrics) Glen Ridge Theater 7/28/2000
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum ...... (Music & Lyrics) Middlesex County Plays in the Park 6/21/2000
West Side Story ...... (Lyrics) Villagers Theatre 6/2/2000
West Side Story ...... (Lyrics) Road Company 3/3/2000
Sweeney Todd ...... (Music & Lyrics) Allegro Productions 3/3/2000
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum ...... (Music & Lyrics) Allegro Productions 2/4/2000
A Little Night Music ...... (Music & Lyrics) Barn Theatre 11/19/1999
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum ...... (Music & Lyrics) Florham Park Players 10/29/1999
Do I Hear a Waltz? ...... (Lyrics) George Street Playhouse 10/9/1999
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum ...... (Music & Lyrics) Bergen County Players 9/16/1999
Gypsy ...... (Lyrics) Mystic Vision Players 7/28/1999
West Side Story ...... (Lyrics) Players Guild of Leonia 7/14/1999
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum ...... (Music & Lyrics) Battery Factory Theater 7/2/1999
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum ...... (Music & Lyrics) Surflight Theatre 6/29/1999
Company ...... (Music & Lyrics) Center Players (Bayonne) 12/5/1998
West Side Story ...... (Lyrics) Phoenix Productions 11/15/1998
Company ...... (Music & Lyrics) 4th Wall Theatre 9/26/1998
Gypsy ...... (Lyrics) Bergen County Players 9/11/1998
Gypsy ...... (Lyrics) Paper Mill Playhouse 9/9/1998
Gypsy ...... (Lyrics) Main Street Theatre Company 8/7/1998
West Side Story ...... (Lyrics) East Brunswick Community Players 6/5/1998
West Side Story ...... (Lyrics) Main Street Theatre Company 6/4/1998
Sweeney Todd ...... (Music & Lyrics) Chatham Players 5/1/1998
Company ...... (Music & Lyrics) Players (MSU) 4/30/1998
Follies ...... (Music & Lyrics) Paper Mill Playhouse 4/15/1998
Merrily We Roll Along ...... (Music & Lyrics) East Brunswick Community Players 11/10/1995
West Side Story ...... (Lyrics) Middlesex County Plays in the Park 6/6/1995
Merrily We Roll Along ...... (Music & Lyrics) North Brunswick Young Adult Drama Group 8/8/1991
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum ...... (Music & Lyrics) Chatham Players 5/1/1991
West Side Story ...... (Lyrics) North Brunswick Young Adult Drama Group 8/13/1987
Sweeney Todd ...... (Music & Lyrics) North Brunswick Young Adult Drama Group 8/14/1986
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