Gender
Male
Born
Mar 22, 1930
New York, New York, USA
Composer Writer Lyricist Producer Arranger
Also Known As
Stephen Joshua Sondheim [Birthname]
Comments
On the Council of the Dramatists Guild (President from 1973 - 1981).
Company (Mar 22, 2020 - ?)
  • Music by Stephen Sondheim
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalDramaRevival
West Side Story (Feb 06, 2020 - ?)
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalDramaRevival
Prince of Broadway (Aug 24, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017)
  • Featuring songs by Stephen Sondheim
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalRevueOriginal
Sunday in the Park with George (Feb 23, 2017 - Apr 23, 2017)
  • Music by Stephen Sondheim
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalRevival
Follies (Sep 12, 2011 - Jan 22, 2012)
  • Music by Stephen Sondheim
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalDramaRevival
Sondheim on Sondheim (Apr 22, 2010 - Jun 27, 2010)
  • Music by Stephen Sondheim
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalRevueOriginal
A Little Night Music (Dec 13, 2009 - Jan 09, 2011)
  • Music by Stephen Sondheim
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalRomantic ComedyRevival
West Side Story (Mar 19, 2009 - Jan 02, 2011)
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
  • Music arranged by Stephen Sondheim
    • Additional
MusicalDramaRevival
Gypsy (Mar 27, 2008 - Jan 11, 2009)
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalDramaRevival
Sunday in the Park with George (Feb 21, 2008 - Jun 29, 2008)
  • Music by Stephen Sondheim
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalRevival
Company (Nov 29, 2006 - Jul 01, 2007)
  • Music by Stephen Sondheim
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalDramaRevival
Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life (Dec 11, 2005 - Feb 19, 2006)
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalOriginal
Sweeney Todd (Nov 03, 2005 - Sep 03, 2006)
  • Music by Stephen Sondheim
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalThrillerRevival
Pacific Overtures (Dec 02, 2004 - Jan 30, 2005)
  • Music by Stephen Sondheim
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalComedy DramaRevival
The Frogs (Jul 22, 2004 - Oct 10, 2004)
  • Music by Stephen Sondheim
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalComedyOriginal
Assassins (Apr 22, 2004 - Jul 18, 2004)
  • Music by Stephen Sondheim
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalDramaOriginal
Barbara Cook's Broadway! (Mar 28, 2004 - Apr 18, 2004)
  • Featuring songs by Stephen Sondheim
SpecialConcertOriginal
Gypsy (May 01, 2003 - May 30, 2004)
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalDramaRevival
Celebrating Sondheim (Dec 02, 2002 - Jan 06, 2003)
  • Music by Stephen Sondheim
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
SpecialConcertOriginal
Into the Woods (Apr 30, 2002 - Dec 29, 2002)
  • Music by Stephen Sondheim
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalComedy DramaRevival
Elaine Stritch At Liberty (Feb 21, 2002 - May 26, 2002)
  • Featuring songs by Stephen Sondheim
SpecialSolo Play with musicOriginal
Mostly Sondheim (Jan 14, 2002 - Aug 25, 2002)
  • Featuring songs by Stephen Sondheim
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
SpecialSolo ConcertOriginal
Follies (Apr 05, 2001 - Jul 14, 2001)
  • Music by Stephen Sondheim
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalDramaRevival
Matters of the Heart (Nov 13, 2000 - Dec 17, 2000)
  • Featuring songs by Stephen Sondheim
SpecialSolo ConcertOriginal
Putting It Together (Nov 21, 1999 - Feb 20, 2000)
  • Music by Stephen Sondheim
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
  • Original 1992 production devised by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalRevueOriginal
Candide (Apr 29, 1997 - Jul 27, 1997)
  • Additional lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalComedyRevival
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Apr 18, 1996 - Jan 04, 1998)
  • Music by Stephen Sondheim
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalComedy FarceRevival
Getting Away With Murder (Mar 17, 1996 - Mar 31, 1996)
  • Written by Stephen Sondheim
PlayComedy ThrillerOriginal
Company (Oct 05, 1995 - Dec 03, 1995)
  • Music by Stephen Sondheim
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalDramaRevival
Passion (May 09, 1994 - Jan 07, 1995)
  • Music by Stephen Sondheim
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalOriginal
Company (Apr 11, 1993 - Apr 12, 1993)
  • Music by Stephen Sondheim
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
SpecialDramaRevival
Gypsy (Nov 16, 1989 - Jul 28, 1991)
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalDramaRevival
Sweeney Todd (Sep 14, 1989 - Feb 25, 1990)
  • Music by Stephen Sondheim
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalThrillerRevival
Jerome Robbins' Broadway (Feb 26, 1989 - Sep 01, 1990)
  • Featuring songs by Stephen Sondheim
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalRevue DanceOriginal
Into the Woods (Nov 05, 1987 - Sep 03, 1989)
  • Music by Stephen Sondheim
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalComedy DramaOriginal
Barbara Cook: A Concert for the Theatre (Apr 15, 1987 - Apr 26, 1987)
  • Featuring songs by Stephen Sondheim
SpecialConcertOriginal
Sunday in the Park with George (May 02, 1984 - Oct 13, 1985)
  • Music by Stephen Sondheim
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalOriginal
Merrily We Roll Along (Nov 16, 1981 - Nov 28, 1981)
  • Music by Stephen Sondheim
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalComedyOriginal
West Side Story (Feb 14, 1980 - Nov 30, 1980)
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalDramaRevival
The Madwoman of Central Park West (Jun 13, 1979 - Aug 25, 1979)
  • Featuring songs with additional music by Stephen Sondheim
  • Featuring songs with additional lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalComedyOriginal
Sweeney Todd (Mar 01, 1979 - Jun 29, 1980)
  • Music by Stephen Sondheim
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalThrillerOriginal
Side by Side by Sondheim (Apr 18, 1977 - Mar 19, 1978)
  • Music by Stephen Sondheim
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalRevueOriginal
Pacific Overtures (Jan 11, 1976 - Jun 27, 1976)
  • Music by Stephen Sondheim
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalComedy DramaOriginal
Gypsy (Sep 23, 1974 - Jan 04, 1975)
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalDramaRevival
Candide (Mar 10, 1974 - Jan 04, 1976)
  • Additional lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalComedyRevival
A Little Night Music (Feb 25, 1973 - Aug 03, 1974)
  • Music by Stephen Sondheim
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalRomantic ComedyOriginal
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Mar 30, 1972 - Aug 12, 1972)
  • Music by Stephen Sondheim
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalComedy FarceRevival
Twigs (Nov 14, 1971 - Jul 23, 1972)
  • Emily
  • Incidental music by Stephen Sondheim
PlayOne ActOriginal
  • Celia
  • Incidental music by Stephen Sondheim
PlayOne ActOriginal
  • Dorothy
  • Incidental music by Stephen Sondheim
PlayOne ActOriginal
  • Ma
  • Incidental music by Stephen Sondheim
PlayOne ActOriginal
Follies (Apr 04, 1971 - Jul 01, 1972)
  • Music by Stephen Sondheim
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalDramaOriginal
Company (Apr 26, 1970 - Jan 01, 1972)
  • Music by Stephen Sondheim
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalDramaOriginal
Do I Hear a Waltz? (Mar 18, 1965 - Sep 25, 1965)
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalOriginal
West Side Story (Apr 08, 1964 - May 03, 1964)
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalDramaRevival
Anyone Can Whistle (Apr 04, 1964 - Apr 11, 1964)
  • Music by Stephen Sondheim
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalOriginal
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (May 08, 1962 - Aug 29, 1964)
  • Music by Stephen Sondheim
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalComedy FarceOriginal
Invitation to a March (Oct 29, 1960 - Feb 04, 1961)
  • Incidental music by Stephen Sondheim
PlayComedyOriginal
West Side Story (Apr 27, 1960 - Dec 10, 1960)
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalDramaRevival
Gypsy (May 21, 1959 - Mar 25, 1961)
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalDramaOriginal
West Side Story (Sep 26, 1957 - Jun 27, 1959)
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalDramaOriginal
Girls of Summer (Nov 19, 1956 - Jan 05, 1957)
  • Featuring the song "Girls of Summer" composed by Stephen Sondheim
PlayOriginal
Into the Woods (Nov 26, 2016 - May 28, 2017)
  • Music by Stephen Sondheim
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalComedyDramaRevival
West Side Story (Sep 30, 2010 - Jun 10, 2012)
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
  • Music arranged by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalDramaRevival
Sweeney Todd (Oct 23, 2007 - Jun 29, 2008)
  • Music by Stephen Sondheim
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalThrillerRevival
Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life (Dec 19, 2006 - Jun 10, 2007)
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalOriginal
West Side Story (Sep 05, 1995 - Jun 15, 1997)
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalDramaRevival
Jerome Robbins' Broadway (Oct 02, 1990 - Sep 08, 1991)
  • Featuring songs by Stephen Sondheim
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalRevue DanceOriginal
Gypsy (May 09, 1989 - Oct 22, 1989)
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalDramaRevival
Into the Woods (Nov 22, 1988 - May 13, 1990)
  • Music by Stephen Sondheim
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalComedy DramaOriginal
West Side Story (Jul 28, 1987 - Sep 06, 1987)
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalDramaRevival
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Feb 28, 1987 - Jul 26, 1987)
  • Music by Stephen Sondheim
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalComedyFarceRevival
West Side Story (Aug 31, 1985 - Sep 21, 1985)
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalDramaRevival
Sweeney Todd (Feb 22, 1982 - Jul 17, 1982)
  • Music by Stephen Sondheim
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalThrillerOriginal
Sweeney Todd (Oct 23, 1980 - Sep 20, 1981)
  • Music by Stephen Sondheim
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalThrillerOriginal
A Little Night Music (Sep 18, 1976 - Dec 11, 1976)
  • Music by Stephen Sondheim
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalRomantic ComedyOriginal
Pacific Overtures (Aug 31, 1976 - Dec 18, 1976)
  • Music by Stephen Sondheim
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalComedy DramaOriginal
Gypsy (Mar 22, 1974 - Sep 14, 1974)
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalDramaRevival
A Little Night Music (Feb 26, 1974 - Feb 15, 1975)
  • Music by Stephen Sondheim
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalRomantic ComedyOriginal
Company (May 20, 1971 - May 20, 1972)
  • Music by Stephen Sondheim
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
MusicalDramaOriginal
Assassins (Dec 03, 2012 - Dec 03, 2012)
  • Music by Stephen Sondheim
SpecialBenefitOriginal
Children and Art (Mar 21, 2005 - Mar 21, 2005)
  • Music by Stephen Sondheim
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
SpecialBenefitOriginal
Passion (Oct 20, 2004 - Oct 20, 2004)
  • Music by Stephen Sondheim
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
SpecialBenefit ConcertRevival
Short Talks on the Universe (Nov 17, 2002 - Nov 18, 2002)
  • Featuring songs from "Sunday in the Park With George" by Stephen Sondheim
SpecialBenefitOriginal
Into the Woods (Nov 09, 1997 - Nov 09, 1997)
  • Music by Stephen Sondheim
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
SpecialBenefit Comedy ConcertRevival
Sunday in the Park with George (May 15, 1994 - May 15, 1994)
  • Music by Stephen Sondheim
  • Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
SpecialBenefitConcertRevival
Jule's Friends at the Palace (May 19, 1974 - May 19, 1974)
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
SpecialBenefitOriginal
Sondheim: A Musical Tribute (Mar 11, 1973 - Mar 11, 1973)
  • Featuring songs by Stephen Sondheim
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
SpecialBenefitOriginal

Tony Award®

Special Award for Lifetime Achievement

2008 | Recipient
Stephen Sondheim

Best Original Score

1994 | Winner  | Passion
Music by Stephen Sondheim

Best Original Score

1994 | Winner  | Passion
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Best Original Score

1988 | Winner  | Into the Woods
Music by Stephen Sondheim

Best Original Score

1988 | Winner  | Into the Woods
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
 

Best Original Score

1984 | Nominee  | Sunday in the Park with George
Music by Stephen Sondheim
 

Best Original Score

1984 | Nominee  | Sunday in the Park with George
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
 

Best Original Score

1982 | Nominee  | Merrily We Roll Along
Music by Stephen Sondheim
 

Best Original Score

1982 | Nominee  | Merrily We Roll Along
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Best Original Score

1979 | Winner  | Sweeney Todd
Music by Stephen Sondheim

Best Original Score

1979 | Winner  | Sweeney Todd
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
 

Best Original Score

1976 | Nominee  | Pacific Overtures
Music by Stephen Sondheim
 

Best Original Score

1976 | Nominee  | Pacific Overtures
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Best Original Score

1973 | Winner  | A Little Night Music
Music by Stephen Sondheim

Best Original Score

1973 | Winner  | A Little Night Music
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Best Original Score

1972 | Winner  | Follies
Music by Stephen Sondheim

Best Original Score

1972 | Winner  | Follies
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Best Lyrics

1971 | Winner  | Company
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Best Original Score

1971 | Winner  | Company
Music by Stephen Sondheim
 

Best Composer and Lyricist

1965 | Nominee  | Do I Hear a Waltz?
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Best Musical

Music by Stephen Sondheim

Best Musical

Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
 

Best Musical

1960 | Nominee  | Gypsy
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
 

Best Musical

1958 | Nominee  | West Side Story
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Pulitzer Prize

for Drama

1985 | Winner  | Sunday in the Park with George
Music by Stephen Sondheim

for Drama

1985 | Winner  | Sunday in the Park with George
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Music

2009 | Nominee
Stephen Sondheim (for "Road Show")

Outstanding Lyrics

2009 | Winner
Stephen Sondheim (for "Road Show")
 

Outstanding Music

2000 | Nominee
Stephen Sondheim (for "Saturday Night")

Outstanding Lyrics

2000 | Winner
Stephen Sondheim (for "Saturday Night")

Outstanding Lyrics

1994 | Winner  | Passion
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Outstanding Music

1994 | Winner  | Passion
Music by Stephen Sondheim
 

Outstanding Music

1991 | Nominee
Stephen Sondheim (for "Assassins")
 

Outstanding Lyrics

1991 | Nominee
Stephen Sondheim (for "Assassins")

Outstanding Lyrics

1988 | Winner  | Into the Woods
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
 

Outstanding Music

1988 | Nominee  | Into the Woods
Music by Stephen Sondheim

Outstanding Lyrics

1984 | Winner  | Sunday in the Park with George
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
 

Outstanding Music

1984 | Nominee  | Sunday in the Park with George
Music by Stephen Sondheim

Outstanding Lyrics

1982 | Winner  | Merrily We Roll Along
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
 

Outstanding Music

1982 | Nominee  | Merrily We Roll Along
Music by Stephen Sondheim

Outstanding Lyrics

1979 | Winner  | Sweeney Todd
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Outstanding Music

1979 | Winner  | Sweeney Todd
Music by Stephen Sondheim
 

Outstanding Music and Lyrics

1976 | Nominee  | Pacific Overtures
Music by Stephen Sondheim
 

Outstanding Music and Lyrics

1976 | Nominee  | Pacific Overtures
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Outstanding Lyrics

1973 | Winner  | A Little Night Music
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Outstanding Music

1973 | Winner  | A Little Night Music
Music by Stephen Sondheim

Outstanding Lyrics

1971 | Winner  | Follies
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Outstanding Music

1971 | Winner  | Follies
Music by Stephen Sondheim

Outstanding Lyrics

1970 | Winner  | Company
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Outstanding Music

1970 | Winner  | Company
Music by Stephen Sondheim

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