Happy Birthday Mr. Sondheim
Seventy-six years ago today, Stephen Sondheim was born. Arguably the greatest musical theater writer currently alive, Sondheim first made a name for himself writing the lyrics for West Side Story followed shortly there after by becoming the lyricist for Gypsy. But Sondheim really got the chance to shine when he took to composing the music as well as the lyrics. The number of hit musicals he's had is too high for me to even guess at here. Happy Birthday Stephen Sondheim, hope you have many more.