Veteran composer Stephen Sondheim, who redefined American musical theater, has passed away. He was 91 years old. Stephen breathed his last Friday at his home in Roxbury, Connecticut, Variety reported. Actor Hugh Jackman is extremely saddened after learning of the disappearance of Broadway icon Stephen Sondheim. On Twitter, Hugh paid tribute to Sondheim.
He wrote: “From time to time someone appears who fundamentally changes an entire art form. Stephen Sondheim was one of them. As millions mourn his passing, I also want to express my gratitude for all that he has given me and for many more. Sending my love to the closest and dearest “.
Every now and then someone appears who fundamentally changes an entire art form. Stephen Sondheim was one of those. As millions of people mourn his passing, I also want to express my gratitude for all that he has given me and for many more. Sending my love to the closest and dearest. pic.twitter.com/4KlnJJJipq
– Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) November 26, 2021
From the comedy “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” to the groundbreaking “Company” and the experimental “Pacific Overtures,” his shows have undoubtedly transformed the Broadway music scene.
He received Tony Awards and a 2008 Special Tony Award for his career in theater. He also received a Pulitzer Prize (“Sunday in the Park”) and an Academy Award for the song “Sooner or Later.”
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