Stephen Sondheim
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1930
Date of Death: 2021
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Religion: Judaism
Occupation: Composer, Poet, Author of Non-Fiction
Parents: Herbert Sondheim;
Etta Fox
Spouse: Jeff Romley
Children: None
Fictional Appearances:
"The Great White Way"
by Laura Frankos

Set in OTL
Type of Appearance: Contemporary references

Stephen Joshua Sondheim (March 22, 1930 - November 26, 2021) was an American composer and lyricist known for more than a half-century of contributions to musical theatre. Sondheim has received an Academy Award, eight Tony Awards (more than any other composer, including a Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre), eight Grammy Awards, a Pulitzer Prize, a Laurence Olivier Award, and a 2015 Presidential Medal of Freedom. He has been described by Frank Rich of The New York Times as "now the greatest and perhaps best-known artist in the American musical theater".

Sondheim plays in Frankos' work[]

The following plays of Stephen Sondheim are referenced in Laura Frankos' work. Most are crucial to "The Great White Way," and may also be referenced in other stories. Frankos' husband Harry Turtledove may reference these plays on occasion as well.

Stephen Sondheim in "The Great White Way"[]

Stephen Sondheim was Trina Hutchinson's favorite Broadway composer. Her office mate Brent Birley vastly preferred Andrew Lloyd Webber. The two came up with a virtual reality war where armies of each composer's characters faced off against each other.