Stephen Sondheim

Stephen Sondheim

Highest Rated: 95% Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened (2016)

Lowest Rated: 18% A Little Night Music (1977)

Birthday: Mar 22, 1930

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Stephen Sondheim is arguably the most important theatrical composer-lyricist in the latter half of the Twentieth Century. Building on the framework created by such early musical theater figures as Cole Porter and Irving Berlin, he has been responsible for redefining stage musicals in the last three decades. Subjects that were not considered viable (i.e., the opening of Japan to the West, a Victorian murder-revenge story) have in Sondheim's hands become groundbreaking shows that have moved the American musical forward. While Broadway no longer reflects American popular music (in the way that Tin Pan Alley songs of the early half of this century did), Sondheim's shows occupy a special place. He has transcended cult status to challenge audiences' expectations and as Broadway has moved toward spectacle (notably the shows of Andrew Lloyd Webber), his shows have become more intimate. Stephen Sondheim died November 26, 2021 at the age of 91.




95% 77% Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened Self $104.0K 2016
71% 49% Into the Woods Original Music,
Original Songs
$128.0M 2014
86% 81% Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Original Music and Songs $52.9M 2007
No Score Yet 94% Broadway: The American Musical Unknown (Character) - 2004
82% 81% The Birdcage Original Music $124.0M 1996
90% 82% Reds Original Music - 1981
18% 32% A Little Night Music Non-Original Music - 1977
92% 58% Stavisky Original Music $12.0K 1974


No Score Yet 45% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2021
No Score Yet 100% Shakespeare Uncovered Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Michael Feinstein's American Songbook Guest 2013
No Score Yet 100% The Colbert Report Guest 2010-2011
85% 76% The Simpsons Himself (Guest Voice) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 1994