Broadway stars and more pay tribute to the legendary Stephen Sondheim

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“A Day Doesn’t Go By” where Broadway stars won’t miss Stephen Sondheim.

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The theater icon passed away on Friday at the age of 91.

The acclaimed and eclectic career of the composer and songwriter crossed the Broadway stage and made it to the film screen. Sondheim was known for such famous productions as “West Side Story” (1957), “The Company” (1970), “Sweeney Todd” (1979) and “Into the Woods” (1987).

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Several Broadway stars and other celebs paid tribute to the late legend on social media on Friday.

“Miss Saigon” Star Lee Saonga wrote“Rest in Peace, Stephen Sondheim, and thank you for your immense contribution to musical theatre. We will always sing your songs. Oh my heart hurts…”

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Bernadette Peters, who starred in several Sondheims such as “Sunday in the Park with George” (1984) and “Into the Woods”, missed your friend, writing, “I’m so sad to lose my friend Steve Sondheim. He gave me so much to sing. I loved him and will miss him dearly. Thank you for all the gifts you’ve given Steve. .

“Wicked” Actress Alice Fearon tweeted, “God. I’m sure we all knew it wasn’t far away but it’s still a hit. You were a titan and your work lives on in the head. God bless StephenSondheim. Thank you #Sondheim.”

The artist won a total of nine tons and an Academy Award for his work in film and on stage.
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“Stephen Sondheim was the best ever. I don’t know when we’ll have another of his potential, his breadth and scope. Simply the greatest, a legend, a true Titan. Rest in Peace,” Uzo Aduba couple,

“Every time someone comes along that fundamentally changes an entire art form,” Hugh Jackman wrote, “Stephen Sondheim was one of them. As millions mourn his passing, I also want to express my gratitude for all that he has given me and so much more. Sending my love to his nearest and dearest.” “

Ariana DeBos, star of Steven Spielberg’s upcoming “West Side Story” adaptation write, “I’m at a loss. Feels like the end of an era. They really set the standard for American music. Rest well sir. #StephenSonDheim.”

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Sondheim was known for creating iconic musicals such as “Sunday in the Park with George” and “Company”.
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“He wrote me a wonderful permission letter to use ‘Old Friends’ in American Gods. I avoided meeting him (only failed once) and refused dinner because I didn’t have many heroes.” . Now I have one less. Many thanks to Stephen Sondheim,” writer Neil Gaiman said,

“Thanks for everything Mr Sondem. Speechless. We are so lucky to have what you have given to the world,” “Moulin Rouge!” actor Aaron Tavita chimed in,

“Into the Woods” movie star Anna Kendrick tweeted, “I was just talking to someone a few nights ago about how fun (and f—king difficult) it is to sing Stephen Sondheim. Working for him has been one of the greatest privileges of my career. A devastating loss.”

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President Barack Obama presenting the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Sondheim in 2015.
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“Rest in Peace Stephen Sondheim. You gave us something new. You changed the game. I was so lucky,” said actor Mario Canton couple,

Singer and actress Anika Noni Rose tweeted, “RIP Stephen Sondheim. You don’t even need to talk about how you changed what we did. Thank you.”

Original “Rent” star Anthony Rapp said, “An extraordinary artist is gone. He gifted the world with so many incredible songs, and the careers of many artists were influenced by the signature, iconic material he wrote for him. God May his soul rest in peace. #Sondheim.”

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