Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim has died at 91

Musical theatre icon Stephen Sondheim has died

2021-11-27 06:04:00 PM

Musical theatre icon Stephen Sondheim has died

Musical theatre icon Stephen Sondheim has died

, died on Friday at the age of 91, his publicist said.The musical great died at his home in Roxbury, Connecticut, spokesperson Kathryn Zuckerman told Reuters by email, saying she had little additional information.The news was reported earlier by the New York Times. Sondheim's eight Tony Awards for his lyrics and music surpassed the total of any other composer. In 2008 he also won a Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement. He started early, learning the art of musical theatre when he was a teenager from his mentor Oscar Hammerstein II, the legendary lyricist behind

The Sound of Music.Hamiltoncreator Lin-Manuel Miranda, who was in turn mentored by Sondheim, has called him musical theatre's greatest lyricist.Sondheim's most successful works includedInto the Woods, which opened on Broadway in 1987 and used children's fairy tales to untangle adult obsessions; the 1979 thriller

Sweeney Todd, about a murderous barber in London whose victims are served as meat pies; and 1962'sA Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, a vaudeville-style comedy set in ancient Rome.He also wrote the lyrics to Leonard Bernstein's score for

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