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Stephen Sondheim

Stephen Sondheim
Real name
Stephen Joshua Sondheim
Born
March 22, 1930
Country
United States
IPI
00029156483 137 works
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One of the major figures of American musical theatre, Sondheim's first success was a lyricist for others' compositions, but he wrote many Broadway scores himself. Sondheim has also written music for film.

Sondheim had a hard childhood, and he came to hate his mother, whose funeral he famously refused to attend. After his parents' divorce when he was nine, Sondheim was sent to live on a farm in Pennsylvania, where he became friend's with James Hammerstein, the father of Oscar Hammerstein II, who became something of a surrogate father, as well as a musical mentor to Sondheim.

Sondheim came out as gay in the 1980s; however, he is essentially an introverted and solitary person who has felt like an outsider since his youth.
He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1975.

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Songs written by Stephen Sondheim

Original songs

Title Written by Originally by Original date Covered by
A Bowler Hat Stephen Sondheim Isao Sato Covered by (2 artists)
A Boy Like That Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein Chita Rivera & Carol Lawrence Covered by (16 artists)
Agony Stephen Sondheim Kenneth Marshall and Chuck Wagner Covered by (4 artists)
Ah, Paris! Stephen Sondheim Fifi D'Orsay Covered by (2 artists)
A Little Priest Stephen Sondheim Len Cariou, Angela Lansbury Covered by (2 artists)
All I Need Is the Girl Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim Paul Wallace & Sandra Church Covered by (18 artists)
America Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein Chita Rivera & Girls Covered by (91 artists)
Another Hundred People Stephen Sondheim Pamela Myers Covered by (24 artists)
Any Moment Stephen Sondheim Kenneth Marshall Covered by (2 artists)
Anyone Can Whistle Stephen Sondheim Lee Remick Covered by (50 artists)
A Weekend in the Country Stephen Sondheim Company [A Little Night Music] Covered by (2 artists)
Back in Business Stephen Sondheim Madonna May 1990 Covered by (2 artists)
Barcelona Stephen Sondheim Dean Jones, Susan Browning Covered by (6 artists)
Beautiful Stephen Sondheim Carmen Matthews, Mandy Patinkin Covered by (3 artists)
Beautiful Girls Stephen Sondheim Arnold Moss, Michael Bartlett & Company Covered by (4 artists)
Being Alive Stephen Sondheim Dean Jones and Company Covered by (66 artists)
Boom Crunch! Stephen Sondheim Ellen Foley Covered by (4 artists)
Broadway Baby Stephen Sondheim Ethel Shutta April 11, 1971 Covered by (19 artists)
By the Sea Stephen Sondheim Angela Lansbury Covered by (2 artists)
Can That Boy Foxtrot Stephen Sondheim Millicent Martin and Julia McKenzie 1976 Covered by (9 artists)
Children and Art Stephen Sondheim Bernadette Peters May 1984 Covered by (6 artists)
Children Will Listen Stephen Sondheim Bernadette Peters and Company Covered by (24 artists)
Chromolume Nº 7 Stephen Sondheim Judith Moore - Cris Groenendaal - Charles Kimbrough - Nancy Opel - Robert Westenberg - Dana Ivey - Mandy Patinkin - Kurt Knudson - Barbara Bryne Covered by (2 artists)
Color and Light Stephen Sondheim Bernadette Peters and Mandy Patinkin Covered by (5 artists)
Comedy Tonight Stephen Sondheim Zero Mostel, Eddie Phillips, George Reeder, David Evans Covered by (10 artists)
Cool Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein Mickey Calin, Lee Becker, Grover Dale, Tony Mordente, Eddie Roll, David Winters, Tommy Abbott, Hank Brunjes, Martin Charnin, Frank Green, Lowell Harris Covered by (49 artists)
Could I Leave You? Stephen Sondheim Alexis Smith Covered by (13 artists)
Do I Hear a Waltz? Richard Rodgers, Stephen Sondheim Elizabeth Allen and Ensemble 1965 Covered by (15 artists)
Everybody Loves Louis Stephen Sondheim Bernadette Peters Covered by (4 artists)
Everybody Ought to Have a Maid Stephen Sondheim David Burns, Zero Mostel, Jack Gilford, John Carradine Covered by (2 artists)
Everybody Says Don't Stephen Sondheim Harry Guardino Covered by (34 artists)
Every Day a Little Death Stephen Sondheim Patricia Elliott, Victoria Mallory Covered by (8 artists)
Everything's Coming Up Roses Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim Ethel Merman Covered by (55 artists)
Finishing the Hat Stephen Sondheim Mandy Patinkin Covered by (18 artists)
Gee, Officer Krupke Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein Eddie Roll and Grover Dale Covered by (18 artists)
Getting Married Today Stephen Sondheim Beth Howland, Steve Elmore, Teri Ralston and Company Covered by (5 artists)
Giants in the Sky Stephen Sondheim Ben Wright Covered by (5 artists)
Goodbye for Now Stephen Sondheim Jean-Pierre Rampal and Claude Bolling December 4, 1981 Covered by (17 artists)
Good Thing Going Stephen Sondheim Lonny Price, Jim Walton and Company November 29, 1981 Covered by (25 artists)
Green Finch and Linnet Bird Stephen Sondheim Sarah Rice Covered by (15 artists)
Happiness Stephen Sondheim Marin Mazzie and Jere Shea Covered by (8 artists)
Hello, Little Girl Stephen Sondheim Joy Franz and Luanne Ponce Covered by (2 artists)
I Do Like You Stephen Sondheim Richard Rodney Bennett 1978 Covered by (2 artists)
I Feel Pretty Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein Carol Lawrence, Marilyn Cooper, Reri Grist, Carmen Gutierrez, Elizabeth Taylor & The Shark Girls Covered by (82 artists)
If You Can Find Me, I'm Here Stephen Sondheim Anthony Perkins 1966 Covered by (3 artists)
I Have a Love Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein Chita Rivera & Carol Lawrence September 29, 1957 Covered by (27 artists)
I'm Still Here Stephen Sondheim Yvonne DeCarlo Covered by (16 artists)
In Buddy's Eyes Stephen Sondheim Dorothy Collins Covered by (8 artists)
I Never Do Anything Twice Stephen Sondheim Millicent Martin Covered by (8 artists)
Into the Woods Stephen Sondheim John Cunningham and Company Covered by (2 artists)
I Remember Stephen Sondheim Charmian Carr 1966 Covered by (43 artists)
Isn't He Something! Stephen Sondheim Jane Powell Covered by (3 artists)
It Wasn't Meant to Happen Stephen Sondheim Suzanne Henry and Craig Lucas Covered by (3 artists)
I've Got You to Lean On Stephen Sondheim Angela Lansbury, Arnold Soboloff, James Frawley, and Gabriel Dell April 17, 1964 Covered by (4 artists)
I Wish I Could Forget You Stephen Sondheim Donna Murphy Covered by (8 artists)
Jet Song Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein Mickey Calin, Lee Becker, Grover Dale, Tony Mordente, Eddie Roll, David Winters, Tommy Abbott, Hank Brunjes, Martin Charnin, Frank Green, Lowell Harris Covered by (26 artists)
Johanna Stephen Sondheim Victor Garber Covered by (20 artists)
Let Me Entertain You Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim Sandra Church Covered by (21 artists)
Liaisons Stephen Sondheim Hermione Gingold Covered by (5 artists)
Like It Was Stephen Sondheim Ann Morrison Covered by (4 artists)
Little White House Stephen Sondheim Craig Lucas and Suzanne Henry Covered by (2 artists)
Live Alone and Like It Stephen Sondheim Mel Tormé Covered by (6 artists)
Losing My Mind Stephen Sondheim Dorothy Collins Covered by (83 artists)
Love, I Hear Stephen Sondheim Brian Davies Covered by (6 artists)
Love Is in the Air Stephen Sondheim Sondheim 1962 Covered by (5 artists)
Lovely Stephen Sondheim Preshy Marker, Brian Davies Covered by (8 artists)
Loving You Stephen Sondheim Donna Murphy Covered by (23 artists)
Mama's Talkin' Soft Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim Petula Clark 1959 Covered by (2 artists)
Maria Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein Larry Kert September 29, 1957 Covered by (189 artists)
Marry Me a Little Stephen Sondheim David Kernan Covered by (19 artists)
May We Entertain You Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim Jacqueline Mayro, Karen Moore and Ethel Merman Covered by (4 artists)
Merrily We Roll Along Stephen Sondheim Company [Original Broadway Cast of Merrily We Roll Along] November 29, 1981 Covered by (3 artists)
Moments in the Woods Stephen Sondheim Joanna Gleason November 1987 Covered by (2 artists)
More Stephen Sondheim Madonna May 1990 Covered by (2 artists)
Move On Stephen Sondheim Mandy Patinkin and Bernadette Peters Covered by (18 artists)
No More Stephen Sondheim Chip Zien and George Coe Covered by (5 artists)
No One Is Alone Stephen Sondheim Kim Crosby, Ben Wright, Chip Zien and LuAnne Ponce Covered by (39 artists)
Not a Day Goes By Stephen Sondheim Geoffrey Horne Covered by (45 artists)
Not While I'm Around Stephen Sondheim Ken Jennings, Angela Lansbury Covered by (80 artists)
Old Friends Stephen Sondheim Ann Morrison, Geoffrey Horne, Lonny Price Covered by (18 artists)
One Hand, One Heart Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein Larry Kert & Carol Lawrence September 29, 1957 Covered by (61 artists)
One More Kiss Stephen Sondheim Justine Johnston and Victoria Mallory Covered by (9 artists)
Our Time Stephen Sondheim Ann Morrison, Jim Walton, Lonny Price Covered by (8 artists)
Perpetual Anticipation Stephen Sondheim Teri Ralston, Beth Fowler, Barbara Lang Covered by (2 artists)
Poems Stephen Sondheim Isao Sato, Sab Shimono Covered by (2 artists)
Pretty Lady Stephen Sondheim Patrick Kinser-Lau, Timm Fujii & Mark Hsu Syers Covered by (4 artists)
Pretty Women Stephen Sondheim Len Cariou, Edmund Lyndeck Covered by (28 artists)
Putting it Together Stephen Sondheim Judith Moore - Cris Groenendaal - Charles Kimbrough - Nancy Opel - Robert Westenberg - Dana Ivey - Mandy Patinkin - Kurt Knudson - Barbara Bryne Covered by (7 artists)
Quintet Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein Ensemble West Side Story September 29, 1957 Covered by (3 artists)
Rose's Turn Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim Ethel Merman Covered by (10 artists)
Sand Stephen Sondheim Christiane Noll September 9, 1997 Covered by (2 artists)
Saturday Night Stephen Sondheim Craig Lucas and Suzanne Henry 1982 Covered by (2 artists)
Send in the Clowns Stephen Sondheim Glynis Johns Covered by (369 artists)
Silly People Stephen Sondheim Craig Lucas Covered by (6 artists)
Small World Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim Ethel Merman Covered by (48 artists)
So Many People Stephen Sondheim Richard Rodney Bennett 1978 Covered by (18 artists)
Someone in a Tree Stephen Sondheim James Dybas, Mako, Gedde Watanabe, Mark Hsu Syers Covered by (2 artists)
Someone Is Waiting Stephen Sondheim Dean Jones, The Vocal Minority Covered by (6 artists)
Some People Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim Ethel Merman Covered by (25 artists)
Something's Coming Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein Larry Kert Covered by (106 artists)
Somewhere Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein Larry Kert, Reri Grist & Carol Lawrence Covered by (360 artists)
Soon Stephen Sondheim Victoria Mallory, Mark Lambert, Len Cariou Covered by (5 artists)
Sooner or Later Stephen Sondheim Madonna May 1990 Covered by (23 artists)
Sorry Grateful Stephen Sondheim Charles Kimbrough, George Coe, Charles Bramwell, Dean Jones Covered by (17 artists)
Stay with Me Stephen Sondheim Bernadette Peters Covered by (4 artists)
Sunday Stephen Sondheim Company [Sunday in the Park with George 1983] Covered by (8 artists)
Take Me to the World Stephen Sondheim Charmian Carr and Anthony Perkins Covered by (19 artists)
Take the Moment Richard Rodgers, Stephen Sondheim Sergio Franchi 1965 Covered by (7 artists)
That Old Piano Roll Stephen Sondheim New York City Gay Men's Chorus March 1991 Covered by (2 artists)
The Ballad of Sweeney Todd Stephen Sondheim Company [Sweeney Todd] Covered by (2 artists)
The Best Thing That Ever Has Happened Stephen Sondheim Howard McGillin and Michele Pawk Covered by (2 artists)
The Glamorous Life Stephen Sondheim Judy Kahan, Glynis Johns, Despo, Hermione Gingold, Teri Ralston, Beth Fowler, Barbara Lang, Benjamin Rayson, Gene Varrone Covered by (6 artists)
The God-Why-Don't-You-Love-Me Blues Stephen Sondheim Gene Nelson, Suzanne Rogers, Rita O'Connor February 20, 1971 Covered by (7 artists)
The Ladies Who Lunch Stephen Sondheim Elaine Stritch Covered by (26 artists)
The Little Things You Do Together Stephen Sondheim Elaine Stritch and Company Covered by (12 artists)
The Miller's Son Stephen Sondheim D. Jamin-Bartlett Covered by (5 artists)
There Won't Be Trumpets Stephen Sondheim Lee Remick April 12, 1964 Covered by (13 artists)
The Road You Didn't Take Stephen Sondheim John McMartin Covered by (5 artists)
The Story of Lucy and Jesse Stephen Sondheim Alexis Smith Covered by (4 artists)
The Worst Pies in London Stephen Sondheim Angela Lansbury Covered by (2 artists)
(They Ask Me Why) I Believe in You Stephen Sondheim Rebecca Luker 1993 Covered by (3 artists)
Three Wishes for Christmas Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim Patti LuPone 2008 Covered by Benjamin Weil & Steve Ross
Together Wherever We Go Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim Ethel Merman, Sandra Church, Jack Klugman Covered by (28 artists)
Tonight Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein Larry Kert & Carol Lawrence September 29, 1957 Covered by (199 artists)
Too Many Mornings Stephen Sondheim John McMartin, Dorothy Collins Covered by (13 artists)
Unworthy of Your Love Stephen Sondheim Greg Germann and Annie Golden Covered by (3 artists)
Wait Stephen Sondheim Angela Lansbury Covered by (4 artists)
We're Gonna Be All Right Richard Rodgers, Stephen Sondheim Stuart Damon and Julienne Marie Covered by (2 artists)
What Can You Lose? Stephen Sondheim Madonna with Mandy Patinkin May 1990 Covered by (8 artists)
What More Do I Need? Stephen Sondheim Liz Callaway 1983 Covered by (8 artists)
When Stephen Sondheim Anthony Perkins and Charmian Carr 1966 Covered by (4 artists)
When I Get Famous Stephen Sondheim Sondheim 1952 Covered by Cyrille Aimée
Who Could Be Blue? Stephen Sondheim Craig Lucas and Suzanne Henry Covered by (3 artists)
With So Little to Be Sure Of Stephen Sondheim Harry Guardino and Lee Remick April 17, 1964 Covered by (19 artists)
You Could Drive a Person Crazy Stephen Sondheim Donna McKechnie, Susan Browning, Pamela Myers Covered by (10 artists)
You Gotta Get a Gimmick Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim Chotzi Foley, Faith Dane & Maria Karnilova 1959 Covered by (4 artists)
You'll Never Get Away from Me Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim Ethel Merman Covered by (17 artists)
You Must Meet My Wife Stephen Sondheim Len Cariou, Glynis Johns Covered by (7 artists)

Adapted songs