Meryl Streep to headline Stephen Sondheim birthday concert online


Meryl Streep and Broadway favorite Patti Lupone are to lead an all-star virtual tribute to Stephen Sondheim to mark his 90th birthday.

Take Me To The World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration will take place online on Sunday (April 26, 2020) – the 50th anniversary of the opening night of Sondheim’s musical Company.

Streep and LuPone will be joined by Bernadette Peters, Mandy Patinkin, Christine Baranski, Donna Murphy, Kristin Chenoweth, Sutton Foster, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kelli O’Hara, Aaron Tveit, among others, and Raul Esparza, who has appeared in several Sondheim productions, will host.

“The world is in a hard place,” Esparza said in a statement, obtained by Deadline, “and we are all searching for something great. Well, Stephen Sondheim is greatness personified.”

The virtual concert begins at 8:00 pm EST and will be available for free at and the YouTube channel.