Sondheim은 금요일 Roxbury의 자택에서 사망했습니다., 코네티컷, 그의 친구 F에 따르면. 리차드 파파스, The New York Times first 신고. 그만큼 작곡가 had celebrated Thanksgiving with friends the day before his death, Pappas said in his announcement.
“평화로운 휴식, Stephen Sondheim, and thank you for your vast contributions to musical theater. We shall be singing your songs forever. 오, my heart hurts…” 트윗 singer and actor Lea Salonga.
“There are no words I can find for this loss. He would know what to say. 잘 쉬다, dearest Steve,” singer and actor Laura Benanti said on 인스 타 그램.
“Future historians: Stephen Sondheim was real. 예, he wrote Tony & Maria AND Sweeney Todd AND Bobby AND George & Dot AND Fosca AND countless more. Some may theorize Shakespeare’s works were by committee but Steve was real & he was here & he laughed SO loud at shows & we loved him,” Lin Manuel Miranda 트윗.
Miranda continued in a second tweet: “& 지난주, when I wrote him to say his ears must be burning from the countless Sondheim kindnesses being shared from the generations of writers he mentored, he wrote this in reply. 스티브: you repaid your debt to Oscar 1000 times over. 우리는 너를 사랑해. 사랑해. 감사합니다. -LMM.”
“The theater has lost one of its greatest geniuses and the world has lost one of its greatest and most original writers. 슬프게도, there is now a giant in the sky. But the brilliance of Stephen Sondheim will still be here as his legendary songs and shows will be performed for evermore,” producer Cameron Mackintosh said in a statement.
가수, actor and director Barbra Streisand 트윗: “Thank the Lord that Sondheim lived to be 91 years old so he had the time to write such wonderful music and GREAT lyrics! May he Rest In Peace.”
“Thank you for everything Mr Sondheim. Speechless. We are so lucky to have what you’ve given the world,” said singer and actor Aaron Tveit, 트위터를 통해.
“He influenced all of us, whether we knew it or not. 평화로운 휴식. You were a gift to this world,” 가수 Kristin Chenoweth wrote.
Judy Kuhn tweeted: “파괴적인 뉴스. Hard to fathom that he was in fact mortal like the rest of us. But bow lucky are we to have lived in the world at the same time as this great man. No one can replace him.”
“I am so so sad to lose my friend Steve Sondheim. He gave me so much to sing about. I loved him dearly and will miss him so much. Thank you for all the gifts you gave the world, 스티브,” singer Bernadette Peters said.
A tribute from actor Hugh Jackman also reads: “Every so often someone comes along that fundamentally shifts an entire art form. Stephen Sondheim was one of those. As millions mourn his passing I also want to express my gratitude for all he has given to me and so many more. Sending my love to his nearest and dearest.”
“For those of us who love new musical theater: we live in a world that Sondheim built. My spirit is low, and I swear the city is quieter than usual tonight with the knowledge that he’s gone. Feeling thankful for all he created and for the awe he will continue to inspire,” music supervisor, arranger and orchestrator Alex Lacamoire wrote on Twitter.
Chita Rivera added that her “heart is saddened for the loss.”
“But my memories live on forever,” Rivera concluded on Twitter.
Sondheim was considered one of the best composers of Broadway. His work included the lyrics for “웨스트 사이드 스토리” 과 “Gypsy.” His catalog included “회사,” “Sweeney Todd,” “Merrily We Roll Along” 과 “숲 속으로.” His most famous ballad, “Send in the Clowns,” has been recorded hundreds of times, including by Frank Sinatra and Judy Collins.
Sondheim was recognized for his work and received Tony awards and even a Pulitzer. 그는 이겼다 1993 Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime achievement and was also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by 버락 오바마 에 2013.
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