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.