Colbert’s Praise Causes Stephen Sondheim (and Everyone Who Watched) to Tear Up (Video)

Colbert’s Praise Causes Stephen Sondheim (and Everyone Who Watched) to Tear Up (Video)
The great Stephen Sondheim was a guest on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” Thursday night, and it was quite something. The 91 year old Broadway legend isn’t slowing down anytime soon, explaining that he’s working on a new project as we speak. But aside from that wonderful news, the thing that stood out from the interview was a touching moment when Sondheim teared up in response to Colbert’s admiration.

Sondheim was on the show in part to promote “Putting It Together (How Stephen Sondheim and I Created “Sunday in the Park with George”),” a new book written by Sondheim’ longtime collaborator James Lapine. Colbert was one of the people asked to blurb the book, and he read that blurb aloud to Sondheim and the audience.

“When I was 19, I read the lyrics of ‘Putting It Together’ to my mother, to say that this is what I wanted to do with my life.
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