“Not a day goes by” the place Broadway stars received’t miss Stephen Sondheim.
The theater icon died on Friday on the age of 91.
The composer and lyricist’s acclaimed and eclectic career transcended the Broadway stage and made it onto the movie display. Sondheim was finest identified for legendary productions like “West Side Story” (1957), “Company” (1970), “Sweeney Todd” (1979) and “Into the Woods” (1987).
Many Broadway stars and different celebs flooded social media with tributes for the late legend on Friday.
“Miss Saigon” star Lea Salonga wrote, “Rest In Peace, Stephen Sondheim, and thank you for your vast contributions to musical theater. We shall be singing your songs forever. Oh, my heart hurts …”
Bernadette Peters, who starred in a number of Sondheim works like “Sunday in the Park With George” (1984) and “Into the Woods,” remembered her friend, writing, “I am so so sad to lose my friend Steve Sondheim He gave me so much to sing about. I loved him dearly and will miss him so much Thank you for all the gifts you gave the world Steve.”
“Wicked” actress Alice Fearn tweeted, “Gosh. I’m sure we all knew this wasn’t far off but it still hits. You were a Titan and your work lives on sir. God bless ya Stephen Sondheim. Thank you #sondheim.”
“Stephen Sondheim was the best there ever was. I don’t know when we will ever have another of his caliber, of his breadth and scope. Just the greatest, a legend, a true titan. Rest In Peace,” Uzo Aduba added.
“Every so often someone comes along that fundamentally shifts an entire art form,” Hugh Jackman wrote. “Stephen Sondheim was one of those. As millions mourn his passing I also want to express my gratitude for all he has given to me and so many more. Sending my love to his nearest and dearest.”
Ariana DeBose, star of Steven Spielberg’s upcoming “West Side Story” adaptation, penned, “I am at a loss. Feels like the end of an era. He did indeed set the standard for the American musical. Rest well, sir. #StephenSondheim.”
“He wrote me a wonderful permission letter to use “Old Friends” in American Gods. I prevented meeting him (failed solely as soon as) and refused dinner as a result of I didn’t have many heroes. Now I’ve acquired one much less. Thank you Stephen Sondheim a lot,” creator Neil Gaiman said.
“Thank you for everything Mr Sondheim. Speechless. We are so lucky to have what you’ve given the world,” “Moulin Rouge!” actor Aaron Tveit chimed in.
“Into The Woods” star Anna Kendrick tweeted, “I was just talking to someone a few nights ago about how much fun (and f–king difficult) it is to sing Stephen Sondheim. Performing his work has been among the greatest privileges of my career. A devastating loss.”
“Rest In Peace Stephen Sondheim. You gave us something new. You changed the game. I was so lucky,” actor Mario Cantone added.
Singer and actress Anika Noni Rose tweeted, “RIP Stephen Sondheim. No need to even talk about how you changed what we do. Thank you.”
Original “Rent” star Anthony Rapp mentioned, “An extraordinary artist is gone. He gifted the world with so many incredible songs, & many performers’ careers were catapulted by the signature, iconic material he wrote for them. May he Rest In Peace. #Sondheim.”