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Stephen Sondheim

Stephen SondheimAKA Stephen Joshua Sondheim

Born: 22-Mar-1930
Birthplace: New York City

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay [1]
Occupation: Composer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: West Side Story

[1] Charles Kaiser, The Gay Metropolis: The Landmark History of Gay Life in America (2007), page 89, and Jonathan C. Friedman, Rainbow Jews: Jewish and Gay Identity in the Performing Arts (2007), page 61.

Father: Herbert Sondheim (dress manufacturer)
Mother: Janet Fox (interior decorator)

    High School: George School, Newtown, PA
Williams College (1950)

    Academy of Achievement 2005
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    Bill Bradley for President
    Dramatists Guild of America
    New Leadership for America PAC
    Beta Theta Pi Fraternity
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    Edgar Allan Poe Award 1974 for The Last of Sheila (best motion picture)
    Pulitzer Prize for Drama 1985 for Sunday in the Park with George (with James Lapine)
    Songwriters Hall of Fame 1975
    Theatre Hall of Fame 1982
    Kennedy Center Honor 1993
    National Medal of Arts 1996
    Library of Congress Living Legend 2000

    Broadway: The Golden Age (Apr-2003) · Himself
    Camp (21-Jan-2003) · Himself
    Hey, Mr. Producer! The Musical World of Cameron Mackintosh (8-Nov-1998) · Himself

Author of books:
Finishing the Hat: Collected Lyrics (1954-1981) with Attendant Comments, Principles, Heresies, Grudges, Whines and Anecdotes (2010, music studies)
Look, I Made a Hat: Collected Lyrics (1981-2011) with Attendant Comments, Amplifications, Dogmas, Harangues, Digressions, Anecdotes and Miscellany (2012, music studies)

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