Bit By Bit: A Look into a Lifetime of Work by Stephen Sondheim

Andrew Brunjes

Legendary composer and lyricist, Stephen Sondheim, has been changing the world of American Musical Theatre since the 1950s. Unfortunately Sondheim passed away on November 26, 2021 at the age of 91. Sondheim’s musicals are still revered by many as some of the best and most influential musicals of all time. The most famous Broadway composers of more recent decades have looked up to him, including Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jonathan Larson.
Bit by Bit is a website which honors Stephen Sondheim’s life work by providing a virtual tour of each of his musicals. Since I discovered Sondheim’s music in high school, I have always been inspired and touched by his work. Through my research and experience learning about interaction design, I created a timeline based website that is both easy to navigate and educational. With this project, I intend to honor Sondheim’s legacy and give back to him by sharing his work with a modern audience and keeping it alive.