Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration

Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration

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0:18 – Stephen Schwartz – “Prologue” (Follies)
3:28 – Broadway Musicians – “Overture” (Merrily We Roll Along)
8:47 – Sutton Foster – “There Won’t Be Trumpets” (Anyone Can Whistle)
12:47 – Neil Patrick Harris – “The Witch’s Rap” (Into the Woods)
16:26 – Kelli O’Hara – “What More Do I Need?” (Saturday Night)
19:56 – Judy Kuhn – “What Can You Lose?” (Dick Tracy)
23:53 – Katrina Lenk – “Johanna” (Sweeney Todd)
27:11 – Aaron Tveit – “Marry Me a Little” (Company)
32:58 – Beanie Feldstein & Ben Platt – “It Takes Two” (Into the Woods)
36:25 – Brandon Uranowitz – “With So Little to Be Sure Of” (Anyone Can Whistle)
41:04 – Melissa Errico – “Children and Art” (Sunday in the Park with George)
46:20 – Randy Rainbow – “By the Sea” (Sweeney Todd)
49:21 – Elizabeth Stanley – “The Miller’s Son” (A Little Night Music)
54:21 – Mandy Pantinkin – “Lesson #8” (Sunday in the Park with George)
59:05 – Maria Friedman – “Broadway Baby” (Follies)
1:02:36 – Lin-Manuel Miranda – “Giants in the Sky” (Into the Woods)
1:05:46 – Lea Salonga – “Loving You” (Passion)
1:08:28 – Laura Benanti – “I Remember” (Evening Primrose)
1:14:06 – Chip Zien – “No More” (Into the Woods)
1:19:27 – Josh Groban – “Children Will Listen/Not While I’m Around” (Into the Woods/Sweeney Todd)
1:25:13 – Brian Stokes Mitchell – “The Flag Song” (Assassins)
1:28:04 – Michael Cerveris – “Finishing the Hat” (Sunday in the Park with George)
1:33:28 – Linda Lavin – “The Boy From…” (The Mad Show)
1:37:10 – Alexander Gemignani – “Buddy’s Blues” (Follies)
1:41:08 – Ann Harada, Austin Ku, Kelvin Moon Loh & Thom Sesma – “Someone in a Tree” (Pacific Overtures)
1:50:59 – Raúl Esparza – “Take Me to the World” (Evening Primrose)
1:53:55 – Donna Murphy – “Send in the Clowns” (A Little Night Music)
1:58:47 – Christine Baranski, Meryl Streep & Audra McDonald – “The Ladies Who Lunch” (Company)
2:03:31 – Annaleigh Ashford & Jake Gyllenhaal – “Move On” (Sunday in the Park with George)
2:08:14 – Patti LuPone – “Anyone Can Whistle” (Anyone Can Whistle)
2:11:46 – Bernadette Peters – “No One Is Alone” (Into the Woods)
2:17:49 – Ensemble – “I’m Still Here” (Follies)

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Hosted by Raúl Esparza
Musical Direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell
Directed by Paul Wontorek

Executive Producers
Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Bill Curran, Raúl Esparza and Paul Wontorek

Illustrations by Tug Rice
Graphics by Ryan Casey

Edited by Jim Cocoliato, Alexander Goyco, Mike Karns/Marathon Digital, Nick Shakra
Ryan Simmons

Mixed by Michael Croiter
Yellow Sound Label

Press
Rick Miramontez of DKC/O&M

Performers
Iain Armitage
Jacqueline B. Arnold
Annaleigh Ashford
Kate Baldwin
Christine Baranski
Laura Benanti
Kerry Butler
Stephen Carlile
Miguel Cervantes
Michael Cerveris
Andre De Shields
Zara Devlin
Jeanna de Waal
Claybourne Elder
Melissa Errico
Raúl Esparza
Kim Exum
Beanie Feldstein
Sutton Foster
Maria Friedman
Kathryn Gallagher Jr.
Jenn Gambatese
Alexander Gemignani
Mandy Gonzalez
Celia Rose Gooding
Josh Groban
Jake Gyllenhaal
Ann Harada
James Harkness
Neil Patrick Harris
Roe Hartrampf
Erika Henningsen
Adrianna Hicks
Greg Hildreth
Robyn Hurder
Judy Kaye
Sean Allan Krill
Austin Ku
Marc Kudisch
Judy Kuhn
McKenzie Kurtz
Josh Lamon
Linda Lavin
Katrina Lenk
Dawnn Lewis
Kelvin Moon Loh
Patti LuPone
Brittney Mack
Ainsley Melham
Ginna Claire Mason
Rob McClure
Kenita R. Miller
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Audra McDonald
Brian Stokes Mitchell
Donna Murphy
Manu Narayan
Anne L. Nathan
Christiane Noll
Brenock O’Connor
Kelli O’Hara
Brad Oscar
Mandy Patinkin
Bernadette Peters
Jessica Phillips
Meghan Picerno
Shereen Pimentel
Ben Platt
Randy Rainbow
Renee Rapp
Ciara Renee
Noah Ricketts
John Riddle
Michael McCorry Rose
Lea Salonga
Caesar Samayoa
Stephen Schwartz
Michael James Scott
Margo Seibert
Kyle Selig
Thom Sesma
Jennifer Simard
James Snyder
Kimber Elayne Sprawl
Elizabeth Stanley
Cody Jamison Strand
Meryl Streep
L. Steven Taylor
Aaron Tveit
Brandon Uranowitz
Jessica Vosk
Barbara Walsh
Adrienne Warren
NaTasha Yvette Williams
Amra-Faye Wright
Tony Yazbeck
Chip Zien

Musicians
Matt Aronoff
Ted Arthur
Summer Boggess 
Benedict Braxton-Smith 
Caleb Burhans
Katherine Cherbas        
Nicholas Connors 
Monica Davis
James De La Garza 
Elizabeth Doran 
Tedd Firth
Michael Gacetta 
Lino Gomez 
Todd Groves 
Chris Gurr 
Richard Heckman 
Sarah Hewitt
Tony Kadleck 
Steve Kenyon 
Adda Kridler
Alex Lacamoire
Randy Landau 
Judy Lee
Dan Lipton
Nate Mayland 
Julie McBride
Jeff Nelson 
Jon Owens 
Jocelin Pan
Jared Schonig
Sara Seiver 
Matt Smallcomb
Mark Stephens
Billy Stritch
Mark Thrasher 
Larry Yurman
Meg Zervoulis 

Special Thanks
Michele Esparza, Jesse Frohman
Joan Lader
Sam Merabi
Karen Reinhard
Michael McCorry Rose
Caitlin Moynihan
Melanie Shore
Beth Stevens
Lindsey Sullivan
Joanne Villani

Please Support
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68 Responses

  1. Kevin Lynch says:

    For those saying “Where is West Side Story?!?!” in the concert….. Sondheim wrote the LYRICS not the MUSIC! It’s like saying “Where is Gypsy?!”…. We want a celebration of MUSIC AND LYRICS.

    This was probably THEE BEST LIVE STREAM since the COVID quarantine. So freaking happy I can rewatch this. Love the performers. Happy Birthday Mr. Sondheim !!!! <3

  2. Isaac BD says:

    If this video is ever taken down, we riot.

  3. YnacelRose1209 says:

    For anyone that dreams of doing musical theater, watch the show from start to finish. There is so much to learn about… well… everything! – Ms. Lea Salonga

  4. DobbysN1fan says:

    Bernadette singing No one is Alone really hits different rn

  5. Griff Griffith says:

    I think this will be a watershed moment for so many young people who will remember this as the reason they went for a career in musical theater.

    • Kevin Lynch says:

      Sondheim is to Musical Theatre what Cheese is to Pizza

    • auntdj111 says:

      @Kevin Lynch Yes, but historically I think of Sondheim as when they started to add more interesting and exotic toppings. 😉

    • Barbra Seville says:

      It will be exactly that. Except for the idiots who chime to say what ks wrong with it.

      But you are right.
      For me, it was cast of A Chorus Line on Donahue. I was like…what???

      But every time a network airs a LIVE musical show, good or bad, I say the same thing you said. This is SOMEONE’S intro to musical theatre.
      It can’t be all bad.
      🙂

    • Max Austin says:

      because what better time to be a struggling theatre actor than right now…

    • Dinosaur Chicken nuggets says:

      Wow I really hope so <3

  6. Cheyenne Gray says:

    The Ladies Who Lunch is the best thing I’ve ever seen in my life

  7. S Lo says:

    I can’t carry a tune to save my life, but I have grown to admire the incredible talent of theatre performers. Yes, performers because they aren’t just actors or singers, they do it all. Watching these wonderful talents on my TV reinforced my admiration for all of you.

  8. BLA says:

    What an amazing Ladies Who Lunch – an anthem for the lockdown, if you will. Also props to all of the songs which were so well re-imagined within the context of Zoom (Buddy’s Blues, Ladies Who Lunch, Someone in a Tree). Needless to say everyone was very talented. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SONDHEIM!!!

  9. DobbysN1fan says:

    Do you think Mandy and Bernadette talked beforehand and were like “should we maybe get a piano or something” then just decided “nah I’m sure everyone will be doing a capella”

  10. DobbysN1fan says:

    When I tell you I screamed when Christine came on, then screamed when Meryl appeared and then Audra appeared and I realised they were trying to kill me 😅

  11. Evydori says:

    This could have been a disaster at first because of technical issues, but it turned out so amazing and better than I could’ve hoped for. It’s so inspiring to see all these talented people group together to celebrate Mr. Sondheim’s life and work. Really shows what theater can do. Happy birthday and thank you Mr. Sondheim!

  12. Michael Anthony Butler says:

    That rendition of The Ladies Who Lunch murdered me in the best way possible. Iconic!!!

  13. Gabriel Taylor says:

    Okay…Bernadette is 72. SEVENTY TWO. And she’s just chilling in her apartment, no good lighting, no musical accompaniment and singing No One Is Alone. That’s a Broadway Legend my friends. There’s a reason Sondheim considers her his muse.

  14. yellow daisies says:

    That rendition of Ladies who Lunch added years to my life

  15. BoySamusMetroid says:

    Hearing Chip Zien do No More again was astounding. What a beautiful performance.

  16. SoCal Scents says:

    That is one of the best renditions of “Miller’s Son”

  17. Chris Hallings says:

    Christine, Meryl and Audra plastered and singing ladies who lunch was the funniest thing I’ve seen in a long time 😏

  18. Comedian Brendan K. Williams says:

    Lea Salonga never ages does she? Without make up she looks exactly as she did when she did Miss Saigon. Also besides Ladies Who Lunch, I think she gave the best performance.

  19. Alex Rabina says:

    0:18 Stephen Schwartz – “Prologue” (Follies)
    3:28 Broadway Musicians – “Overture” (Merrily We Roll Along)
    8:47 Sutton Foster – “There Won’t Be Trumpets” (Anyone Can Whistle)
    12:47 Neil Patrick Harris – “The Witch’s Rap” (Into the Woods)
    16:26 Kelli O’Hara – “What More Do I Need?” (Saturday Night)
    19:56 Judy Kuhn – “What Can You Lose?” (Dick Tracy)
    23:53 Katrina Lenk – “Johanna” (Sweeney Todd)
    27:11 Aaron Tveit – “Marry Me a Little” (Company)
    32:58 Beanie Feldstein & Ben Platt – “It Takes Two” (Into the Woods)
    36:25 Brandon Uranowitz – “With So Little to Be Sure Of” (Anyone Can Whistle)
    41:04 Melissa Errico – “Children and Art” (Sunday in the Park with George)
    46:20 Randy Rainbow – “By the Sea” (Sweeney Todd)
    49:21 Elizabeth Stanley – “The Miller’s Son” (A Little Night Music)
    54:21 Mandy Pantinkin – “Lesson #8” (Sunday in the Park with George)
    59:05 Maria Friedman – “Broadway Baby” (Follies)
    1:02:36 Lin-Manuel Miranda – “Giants in the Sky” (Into the Woods)
    1:05:46 Lea Salonga – “Loving You” (Passion)
    1:08:28 Laura Benanti – “I Remember” (Evening Primrose)
    1:14:06 Chip Zien – “No More” (Into the Woods)
    1:19:27 Josh Groban – “Children Will Listen/Not While I’m Around” (Into the Woods/Sweeney Todd)
    1:25:13 Brian Stokes Mitchell – “The Flag Song” (Assassins)
    1:28:04 Michael Cerveris – “Finishing the Hat” (Sunday in the Park with George)
    1:33:28 Linda Lavin – “The Boy From…” (The Mad Show)
    1:37:10 Alexander Gemignani – “Buddy’s Blues” (Follies)
    1:41:08 Ann Harada, Austin Ku, Kelvin Moon Loh & Thom Sesma – “Someone in a Tree” (Pacific Overtures)
    1:50:59 Raúl Esparza – “Take Me to the World” (Evening Primrose)
    1:53:55 Donna Murphy – “Send in the Clowns” (A Little Night Music)
    1:58:47 Christine Baranski, Meryl Streep & Audra McDonald – “The Ladies Who Lunch” (Company)
    2:03:31 Annaleigh Ashford & Jake Gyllenhaal – “Move On” (Sunday in the Park with George)
    2:08:14 Patti LuPone – “Anyone Can Whistle” (Anyone Can Whistle)
    2:11:46 Bernadette Peters – “No One Is Alone” (Into the Woods)
    2:17:49 Ensemble – “I’m Still Here” (Follies)

  20. yemima wibowo says:

    So they put the song title ‘Ladies Who Lunch’ without the name of the singers. And then Christine Baranski showed up wearing robe and pouring wine, I was overjoyed. Then Meryl showed up and I leaped from my chair. By the time Audra show up, I was watching on the floor and crying. What a great surprise. Happy Birthday, Stephen Sondheim, you’ve brought us all the music of our lives!

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