Profile of Stephen Sondheim
Sondheim majored in music at Williams College in Massachusetts and studied composition at Princeton University… A Little Night Music (1973) included his first commercial hit song, “Send in the Clowns”… Side by Side by Sondheim (1976), a hit in London, New York and regional theaters, is a narrated revue of songs with Sondheim’s lyrics and other composers’ music… His Broadway work repeatedly won Tony, Drama Desk, and New York Drama Critic Circle awards for best musical, best music and best lyrics… He composed scores or songs for the films Stavisky (1974), Reds (1981) and Dick Tracy (1990). The latter won an Academy Award for best song, “Sooner or Later.”
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