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Stephen Sondheim
(1930 - )

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1930 Born 22 March in New York
1937 Studies piano and organ sporadically from the age of seven
1940 Parents divorce and he moves to Bucks County, Pennsylvania. One of his new neighbours is Oscar Hammerstein II - this proves to be a formative moment
1945 Writes first musical, By George, at the George School in Bucks County, Pa
1950 Graduates from Williams College, with the Hutchinson Prize For Musical Composition; begins studies with Milton Babbitt
1970 Company wins a Tony for Best Music and Lyrics
1971 Wins Tony for Follies
1973 Elected president of the National Association of Playwrights, Composers, and Lyricists (serves until 1981)
1973 Wins Tony for A Little Night Music
1979 Wins Tony for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
1990 Appointed the first Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre at Oxford University
1990 Wins Academy Award for his scores for the film Dick Tracy
1993 Recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors
2000 Receives Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts
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