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The great Stephen Sondheim has died at age 91

Stephen Sondheim is responsible for such classic shows as A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Follies, Company, and Sunday in the Park With George and wrote the lyrics for Gypsy and West Side Story just to name a handful.

The Broadway musical legend died today at age 91. His death occurred suddenly at his home in Roxbury, Conn.

Overall, he wrote music and the lyrics for a dozen Broadway shows, a list which doesn’t incude revues like “Side by Side by Sondheim,” “Putting It Together” and the autobiographical “Sondheim on Sondheim.” Five of them won Tony Awards for best musical, and six won for best original score.

His “Sunday in the Park” took the 1985 Pulitzer Prize for drama.

His show revivals were also successful. Three won Tonys, including “Assassins” in 2004, which started in Off Broadway.

Later, Sondheim received a 1993 Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime achievement, and in 2015 was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama. In 2008, he was granted a Tony Award for lifetime achievement, topped by the 2010 renaming of the Henry Miller Theater in his honor.

Below are some of my personal favorite from Sondheim shows:

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