The sudden demise as we speak of songwriter Stephen Sondheim at his Connecticut residence will little question catch many unexpectedly, given his comparatively sturdy persona, even at age 91.
But whereas his passing might shock, there isn’t a doubt in regards to the large contributions he made to the American songbook throughout his groundbreaking 70-year profession as a songwriter, lyricist and common power on worldwide tradition.
Some of the early on-line reactions to his passing are under. We’ll replace as extra are available..
Every so typically somebody comes alongside that essentially shifts a whole artwork type. Stephen Sondheim was a type of. As hundreds of thousands mourn his passing I additionally wish to categorical my gratitude for all he has given to me and so many extra. Sending my like to his nearest and dearest. pic.twitter.com/4KlnJJJipq
— Hugh Jackman (@ActualHughJackman) November 26, 2021
Thank the Lord that Sondheim lived to be 91 years outdated so he had the time to put in writing such fantastic music and GREAT lyrics! May he Rest In Peace🥲🎵 🎶🎵 pic.twitter.com/vshNSdkvpQ
— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) November 26, 2021
Devastated to listen to one of the essential musical theatre giants of our technology, #StephenSondheim, has died. I used to be fortunate sufficient to have carried out in two of his reveals @FolliesBroadway & Sweeney Todd, & even have a music co-written by him for my fiftieth Anniversary. RIP expensive man pic.twitter.com/1u8RURvcix
— Elaine Paige (@elaine_paige) November 26, 2021
RIP Stephen Sondheim. Not only a genius however a really fantastic individual. He’d go see every little thing and encourage younger artists (like so many, I acquired a private word which thrills me to this present day.) He liked the theater; he was and can at all times be the theater. There might be trumpets pic.twitter.com/byiJaZ580H
— Paul Rudnick (@PaulRudnickNY) November 26, 2021
Goodbye expensive sir. We will spend our lives attempting to make you proud. #stephensondheim
— Idina Menzel (@idinamenzel) November 26, 2021
American musical theater has misplaced a towering big. Stephen Sondheim’s legacy of music and lyric in unparalleled. From West Side Story to Sweenie Todd, from Gypsy to Sunday within the Park with George, there’ll by no means be a grasp like him.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) November 26, 2021
I’m at a loss. Feels like the top of an period. He did certainly set the usual for the American musical.
Rest properly, sir. #StephenSondheim
— Ariana DeBose (@ArianaDeBose) November 26, 2021
Perhaps not since April twenty third of 1616 has theater misplaced such a revolutionary voice. Thank you Mr. Sondheim in your Demon Barber, some Night Music, a Sunday within the Park, Company, enjoyable at a Forum, a visit Into the Woods and telling us a West Side Story. RIP. 🙏 https://t.co/jHX7ob9JWv
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) November 26, 2021
I used to be simply speaking to somebody just a few nights in the past about how a lot enjoyable (and fucking troublesome) it’s to sing Stephen Sondheim. Performing his work has been among the many best privileges of my profession. A devastating loss.
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) November 26, 2021
He wrote me a beautiful permission letter to make use of “Old Friends” in American Gods. I averted assembly him (failed solely as soon as) and refused dinner as a result of I didn’t have many heroes. Now I’ve acquired one much less. Thank you Stephen Sondheim a lot. pic.twitter.com/soRo4G2ZFU
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) November 26, 2021
Rest In Peace, Stephen Sondheim, and thanks in your huge contributions to musical theater. We shall be singing your songs ceaselessly. Oh, my coronary heart hurts…
— Lea Salonga (@MsLeaSalonga) November 26, 2021
Stephen Sondheim has been receiving lifetime tributes since round 1973 and nonetheless it seems like we’ll at all times discover one thing else to have a good time about him. Devastating.
— Louis Virtel (@louisvirtel) November 26, 2021
There aren’t any phrases. He had all of them. And the music.He was incomparable. He was God to many people. We liked his work. And god he was good. So good. Rest peacefully ❤️💔❤️ pic.twitter.com/A9MKH9NMEm
— Sondheim Society (@SondheimSociety) November 26, 2021