Born in New York, he is one of the most important and innovative composers of the twentieth century. In his very lengthy career he has won an Oscar, eight Tony awards, a Pulitzer Prize, fourteen Drama Desk and eight Grammy Awards.
He is the author of some of the most important American musicals of the second half of the 1900’s such as A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Into the Woods, Gypsy and, together with Leonard Bernstein, West Side Story.Gifted with extraordinary musical skills and a vast cultural background, he manages to blend the refined with the popular thanks to a simple, direct style which is never afraid to show feelings. Even when dealing with dramatic or bleak stories, his works are exemplified by a compassionate tone in which irony is never lacking. He is already a legend on Broadway, in the film industry and in American culture.