The performance was directed by 2006 Tony Award-winning director John Doyle (Sweeney Todd). Musical direction was by Mary-Mitchell Campbell. The benefit was hosted by Joanne Woodward, artistic director emeritus of Westport Country Playhouse, and Paul Newman. Sondheim has a history at the Playhouse. In the summer of 1950, he served as an apprentice there.
At Left: Stephen Sondheim thanks the audience and performers.
photos by Kathleen O’Rourke