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Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim dead at 91

Stephen Sondheim
FILE – Composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim attends the premiere of HBO’s “Six By Sondheim” at the Museum of Modern Art Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, in New York. Sondheim, the songwriter who reshaped the American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century, has died at age 91. Sondheim’s death was announced by his Texas-based attorney, Rick Pappas, who told The New York Times the composer died Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, at his home in Roxbury, Conn. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Stephen Joshua Sondheim was an American composer and lyricist. One of the most important figures in 20th-century musical theater, has died. He was 91. The Broadway icon died Friday, November 26th at his home in Roxbury, Conn. Sondheim won seven Tony Awards plus a 2008 Special Tony Award for lifetime achievement in theater. The master composer also won Grammys for musical cast show albums and won song of the year in 1975 for “Send in the Clowns.” After he established himself on Broadway, he typically took charge of music and lyrics in his productions. He was tutored by one of the greatest lyricist, Oscar Hammerstein and he was only 27 when he had his first big hit with West Side Story. Sondheim was loved and respected across the entertainment field, actors, directors and performers all celebrated his life’s work via social media.