Stephen Sondheim net worth

Stephen Sondheim net worth

Net Worth: $20 Million

About Stephen Sondheim

Stephen Sondheim net worth

It has been claimed that the current amount of Stephen Sondheim net worth reaches as much as 20 million dollars. He is best known for his work as a composer and lyricist. He has done a lot of contributions to musical theatre. His career in music has also been awarded as he is a recipient of one Academy Award, eight Tony Awards, which is a highest number of awards won by a composer, eight Grammy Awards, the Laurence Olivier Award, a Pulitzer Prize and a 2015 Presidential Medal of Freedom. Stephen Sondheim is a winner of the Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. Frank Rich of the New York Times has stated that Stephen Sondheim is ‘now the greatest and perhaps best-known artist in the American musical theater’.
Stephen Sondheim is mostly known for his works, such as “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”, “Follies”, “Sweeney Todd”, “Into the Woods”, “Company”, “A Little Night Music” and “Sunday in the Park with George”. His works not only made him a popular composer and lyricist, but also added up to the overall estimate of Stephen Sondheim net worth.

Stephen Sondheim also worked as a lyricist for “Gypsy” and “West Side Story”.
Stephen Sondheim has worked on many film soundtracks. In 1981, Stephen Sondheim contributed to the soundtrack of the film called “Reds”, where he worked on the song called “Goodbye for Now”. In 1990, he wrote five songs included in the soundtrack of the film called “Dick Tracy”. One of such songs was called “Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man)”, which was recorded by Madonna. The song became a winner of the Academy Award for Best Song. His work on these film soundtracks has also added up to the total size of Stephen Sondheim net worth.
In the period of 1973-1981, Stephen Sondheim served as the president of the Dramatists Guild. In 2010, for his 80th birthday, the former Henry Miller’s Theatre changed its name to the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. The BBC Proms organized a concert for Stephen Sondheim in the same year, too. Stephen Sondheim is respected and praised by many well known people. In fact, Cameron Mackintosh has named Stephen Sondheim the greatest lyricist ever.
The composer was born in 1930 in New York City, where he was raised in a Jewish family. When his parents separated, Stephen Sondheim moved to live on a farm in Pennsylvania. Stephen Sondheim received his formal education at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School, the New York Military Academy and George School. It was in the latter school where he wrote his first musical called “By George”.
When he was 9 years old, Stephen Sondheim saw a musical called “Very Warm for May”, which inspired him to get involved in musical theatre, which eventually became the main source of his fame as well as of increasing the total sum of Stephen Sondheim net worth. When he was 10 years old, his father left the family. His mother was psychologically abusive and Stephen Sondheim hated her. She was angry as a result of failed marriage and blamed it on the child.

Now you have an idea why Stephen Sondheim net worth is this huge

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