The Playbill Vault Celebrates Tony Award Winner Stephen Sondheim
22 Mar 2014
Legendary composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim, who, with eight wins, has won more Tony Awards than any other composer, celebrates his birthday March 22. To mark the special day, the Playbill Vault highlights some of his many contributions to musical theatre.
With a book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart and directed by George Abbott, the production opened May 8, 1962, at the Alvin Theatre. Zero Mostel starred as Pseudolus, a role he would later reprise in the 1966 film version. The musical won six Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Actor in a Musical for Mostel, and enjoyed a 964-performance run.
Featuring the Broadway classics “To Life (L’Chaim!),” “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Sunrise Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and “Tradition,” Fiddler on the Roof will introduce a new generation to this uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!