Eight-time Tony-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim was presented with an Honorary Fellowship by the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art November 14. The event, which can be viewed above, was hosted by British Consul-General Antony Phillipson, with performances by RADA alumni Jamie Bogyo and Jenna Augen.
“During his extraordinary career Stephen Sondheim has transformed the landscape not only of musical theatre, but of theatre itself," said Edward Kemp, director of RADA. "In our training at RADA he is often compared both to Mozart and to Shakespeare, and in many ways his songs are as much the cornerstone of our singing training as Shakespeare’s poems and plays are the foundation of our text work.”
“I’ve been an Anglophile for a long time, partly because the first good reviews I ever got were in London," said Sondheim. "This is a continuing love affair as far as I’m concerned.”
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