Finishing the Hat: Honor Stephen Sondheim With These 15 Brilliant Lyrics | Playbill

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In memory of the theatre luminary, we are revisiting our favorite lyrical lines from his prolific career.
Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim Martha Swope/©NYPL for the Performing Arts

As previously reported, Stephen Sondheim, the composer-lyricist whose thematically complex, lyrically nimble, and musically challenging scores changed the face of musical theatre during the latter half of the 20th century, died November 26 died. Throughout his six-decade career on Broadway, he earned eight Tony Awards, including a Lifetime Achievement honor in 2008, as well as eight Grammy Awards, one Academy Award, and a Pulitzer, influencing the musical theatre genre and inspiring countless artists.

In his work, Sondheim combined clever wordplay with stunning insight, making his stories move from brilliant to personal for his audiences. In honor of Sondheim, we are looking back at some of our favorite lyrics from the theatre titan.

Finishing the Hat: Honor Stephen Sondheim With These 15 Brilliant Lyrics

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