Sondheim Bibliography


Books about Sondheim and his work


Art Isn't Easy: The Theater of Stephen Sondheim by Joanne Gordon, Da Capo Press (1992)

Careful the Spell You Cast: How Stephen Sondheim Extended the Range of the American Musical by Ben Francis,  Methuen Drama (2023)

Everything Was Possible: The Birth of the Musical Follies, by Ted Chapin, Applause Books (2005)

Finale: Late Conversations with Stephen Sondheim by D.T. Max, Harper (2022)

How Sondheim Found His Sound by Steve Swayne, University of Michigan Press  (2007)

He Never Did Anything Twice: Deconstructing Stephen Sondheim by Scott Miller (2022)


Finishing the Hat: Collected Lyrics (1954-1981) with Attendant Comments, Principles, Heresies, Grudges, Whines and Anecdotes by Stephen Sondheim, Knopf (2010)


Look, I Made a Hat: Collected Lyrics (1981-2011) with Attendant Comments, Amplifications, Dogmas, Harangues, Digressions, Anecdotes and Miscellany by Stephen Sondheim, Knopf (2011)

Lord Knows, at Least I Was There: Working With Stephen Sondheim by Paul Ford, Moreclacke Publishing (2022)


On Sondheim: An Opinionated Guide by Ethan Mordden, Oxford University Press (2015)


The Oxford Handbook of Sondheim Studies, Oxford University Press (2015)


Putting It Together: How Stephen Sondheim and I Created Sunday in the Park with George by James Lapine, FSG (2021)


Reading Stephen Sondheim: A Collection of Critical Essays by Sandor Goodhart, Routledge (1999)


Sondheim by Martin Gottfried, Abrams (1993)

Sondheim: His Life, His Shows, His Legacy by Stephen M. Silverman, Black Dog & Leventhal (2023)


Sondheim & Company by Craig Zadan, Macmillan (1974) 

Sondheim & Me: Revealing a Musical Genius by Paul Salsini, ‎ Bancroft Press  (2022)

Sondheim in Our Time and His Edited by W. Anthony Sheppard (2022)

Sondheim on Music: Minor Details and Major Decisions by Mark Eden Horowitz, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; (2010)


Sondheim's Broadway Musicals by Stephen Banfield, University of Michigan Press (1994)


Stephen Sondheim: A Casebook edited by Joanne Gordon, Routledge (1999)


Stephen Sondheim: A Life by Meryle Secrest, Vintage (2011)


Stephen Sondheim and the Reinvention of the American Musical by Robert L McLaughlin, University Press of Mississippi (2016)