Artist

Stephen Sondheim

Stephen Sondheim
Real name
Stephen Joshua Sondheim
Born
March 22, 1930
Country
United States
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One of the major figures of American musical theatre, Sondheim's first success was a lyricist for others' compositions, but he wrote many Broadway scores himself. Sondheim has also written music for film.

Sondheim had a hard childhood, and he came to hate his mother, whose funeral he famously refused to attend. After his parents' divorce when he was nine, Sondheim was sent to live on a farm in Pennsylvania, where he became friend's with James Hammerstein, the father of Oscar Hammerstein II, who became something of a surrogate father, as well as a musical mentor to Sondheim.

Sondheim came out as gay in the 1980s; howver, he is essentially an introverted and solitary person who has felt like an outsider since his youth.
See also
A Little Night Music
Allegro
Jonathan Tunick
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Songs written by Stephen Sondheim

Original songs

Title Written by Originally by Covered by
A Boy Like That Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein Chita Rivera and Carol Lawrence (3 artists)
America Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein Marilyn Cooper, Chita Rivera & The Shark Girls (24 artists)
Anyone Can Whistle Stephen Sondheim Lee Remick (17 artists)
Being Alive Stephen Sondheim Dean Jones (21 artists)
Comedy Tonight Stephen Sondheim Zero Mostel, Eddie Phillips [1], George Reeder, David Evans [1] (4 artists)
Everybody Says Don't Stephen Sondheim Harry Guardino (14 artists)
Everything's Coming Up Roses Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim Ethel Merman (22 artists)
Finishing the Hat Stephen Sondheim Mandy Patinkin (4 artists)
Gee, Officer Krupke Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein Eddie Roll and Grover Dale (6 artists)
I Feel Pretty Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein Carol Lawrence, Marilyn Cooper, Reri Grist, Carmen Gutierrez, Elizabeth Taylor & The Shark Girls (24 artists)
I Have a Love Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein Chita Rivera and Carol Lawrence (5 artists)
I Remember Stephen Sondheim Charmian Carr (14 artists)
I'm Still Here Stephen Sondheim Yvonne DeCarlo (5 artists)
Johanna Stephen Sondheim Victor Garber (7 artists)
Ladies Who Lunch Stephen Sondheim Elaine Stritch (2 artists)
Let Me Entertain You Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim Sandra Church (2 artists)
Losing My Mind Stephen Sondheim Dorothy Collins (29 artists)
Maria Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein Larry Kert (48 artists)
May We Entertain You Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim Jacqueline Mayro, Karen Moore and Ethel Merman (2 artists)
No One Is Alone Stephen Sondheim Kim Crosby, Ben Wright, Chip Zien, LuAnne Ponce (8 artists)
Not While I'm Around Stephen Sondheim Ken Jennings & Angela Lansbury (21 artists)
Not a Day Goes By Stephen Sondheim Geoffrey Horne (16 artists)
Old Friends Stephen Sondheim Ann Morrison, Geoffrey Horne, Lonny Price (7 artists)
One Hand, One Heart Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein Larry Kert & Carol Lawrence (15 artists)
Pretty Women Stephen Sondheim Len Cariou and Edmund Lyndeck (6 artists)
Rose's Turn Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim Ethel Merman (5 artists)
Send in the Clowns Stephen Sondheim Glynis Johns (106 artists)
Small World Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim Ethel Merman (16 artists)
Some People Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim Ethel Merman (11 artists)
Something's Coming Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein Larry Kert (29 artists)
Somewhere Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein Larry Kert, Reri Grist & Carol Lawrence (107 artists)
Sooner or Later Stephen Sondheim Madonna (2 artists)
Together Wherever We Go Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim Ethel Merman, Sandra Church, Jack Klugman (11 artists)
Tonight Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein Larry Kert & Carol Lawrence (46 artists)
You Must Meet My Wife Stephen Sondheim Len Cariou, Glynis Johns (3 artists)
You'll Never Get Away from Me Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim Ethel Merman (7 artists)

Tributes

Title Performer Release date Label
A Different Side of Sondheim Richard Rodney Bennett 1978 DRG Records
A Stephen Sondheim Collection Jackie Cain & Roy Kral 1982 Finesse Records
Cleo Sings Sondheim Cleo Laine, Orchestrated and Conducted by Jonathan Tunick 1987 RCA Victor
The Other Side of Sondheim Jane Harvey 1988 Atlantic Records
Oscar & Steve Mandy Patinkin October 24, 1995 Nonesuch
Color and Light - Jazz Sketches on Sondheim various artists 1995 Sony
Sings the Stephen Sondheim Songbook Julie Wilson 1995 DRG Records
Something Wonderful - Songs of Oscar Hammerstein and Stephen Sondheim Anne Kerry Ford 1997 LML Music
Mandy Patinkin Sings Sondheim Mandy Patinkin October 29, 2002 Nonesuch

Forum topics

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Let Me Entertain You Add songs Dave Nebraski 2 2012-04-06 17:57:30 GMT by tsk
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