Barbra Streisand and Hugh Jackman lead stars in tribute to Stephen Sondheim after his death

Barbra Streisand, Hugh Jackman, Idina Menzel and Jake Gyllenhaal lead stars in honoring Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim after he died at age 91



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Barbra Streisand, Hugh Jackman, Idina Menzel and Jake Gyllenhaal were among the celebrities who took to social media to pay their respects to legendary Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim, who passed away Friday at the age of 91.

“Thank the Lord that Sondheim turned 91 so he had the time to write such beautiful music and AMAZING lyrics. May he rest in peace,” Streisand tweeted.

Sondheim famously presented the now 79-year-old singer with the coveted Grammy Legend Award in 1992.

Rest in Peace: Barbra Streisand, Hugh Jackman, Idina Menzel and Jake Gyllenhaal were among the stars who took to social media to pay their respects to legendary Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim, who passed away Friday at age 91;  seen in 2017

Rest in Peace: Barbra Streisand, Hugh Jackman, Idina Menzel and Jake Gyllenhaal were among the stars who took to social media to pay their respects to legendary Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim, who passed away Friday at age 91; seen in 2017

Menzel, 50, took to Twitter to mourn Sondheim by writing, “Goodbye, dear sir. We’ll try to make you proud all our lives.’

Meanwhile, Jackman wrote: ‘Every now and then someone comes along and fundamentally changes an entire art form. Stephen Sondheim was one of them.’

The action star, 53, who has appeared on multiple Broadway shows, continued: ‘As millions mourn his passing, I also want to express my gratitude for all he has given me and more. I send my love to his neighbors.’

“Thank the Lord that Sondheim turned 91 so he had the time to write such beautiful music and AMAZING lyrics.  May he rest in peace,

“Thank the Lord that Sondheim turned 91 so he had the time to write such beautiful music and AMAZING lyrics.  May he rest in peace,

“Thank the Lord that Sondheim turned 91 so he had the time to write such beautiful music and AMAZING lyrics. May he rest in peace,” Streisand tweeted

Tribute: In addition, Idina Menzel took to Twitter to mourn Sondheim by writing, “Goodbye, dear sir.  We'll try all our lives to make you proud'

Tribute: In addition, Idina Menzel took to Twitter to mourn Sondheim by writing, “Goodbye, dear sir.  We'll try all our lives to make you proud'

Tribute: In addition, Idina Menzel took to Twitter to mourn Sondheim by writing, “Goodbye, dear sir. We’ll try all our lives to make you proud’

'Every now and then someone comes along who fundamentally shifts an entire art form.  Stephen Sondheim was one of those,

'Every now and then someone comes along who fundamentally shifts an entire art form.  Stephen Sondheim was one of those,

‘Every now and then someone comes along who fundamentally shifts an entire art form. Stephen Sondheim was one of those,” Hugh Jackson tweeted

Heartwarming: Gyllenhaal shared a never-before-seen photo of the star during the curtain call on Sunday in the Park opening night with George, starring as French painter Georges Seurat

Heartwarming: Gyllenhaal shared a never-before-seen photo of the star during the curtain call on Sunday in the Park opening night with George, starring as French painter Georges Seurat

Heartwarming: Gyllenhaal shared a never-before-seen photo of the star during the curtain call on Sunday in the Park opening night with George, starring as French painter Georges Seurat

Gyllenhaal shared a never-before-seen photo of the star during the curtain call on the opening night of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Sunday in the Park with George, in which he starred as French painter Georges Seurat.

“I am grateful to have shared time with the master and maestro of American musical theater and played his George,” he captioned the photo on Instagram.

He continued: ‘We have lost a giant. We will miss you. Rest in peace.’

While Anna Kendrick added, “I was just talking to someone a few nights ago about how fun (and damn hard) it is to sing Stephen Sondheim. Performing his work has been one of the greatest privileges of my career. A devastating loss. (sic)’

And Josh Gad also tweeted: “Perhaps the theater hasn’t lost such a revolutionary voice since April 23, 1616. Thank you Mr. Sondheim for your demon haircutter, some night music, a Sunday in the park, company, fun on a forum, a trip to the woods and telling us a West Side Story. REST IN PEACE.

“American music theater has lost a towering giant. Stephen Sondheim’s legacy of song and lyrics is unparalleled. From West Side Story to Sweeney Todd, from Gypsy to Sunday in the Park with George, there will never be a master like him,” George Takei tweeted.

Robert Rinder shared a quote about Sondheim that read: “Art is infinite. It has no beginning and no end.’

“American music theater has lost a towering giant.  Stephen Sondheim's legacy of song and lyrics is unparalleled.  From West Side Story to Sweenie Todd, from Gypsy to Sunday in the Park with George, there will never be a master like him,

“American music theater has lost a towering giant.  Stephen Sondheim's legacy of song and lyrics is unparalleled.  From West Side Story to Sweenie Todd, from Gypsy to Sunday in the Park with George, there will never be a master like him,

“American music theater has lost a towering giant. Stephen Sondheim’s legacy of song and lyrics is unparalleled. From West Side Story to Sweenie Todd, from Gypsy to Sunday in the Park with George, there will never be a master like him,” George Takei tweeted.

Tribute: Robert Rinder shared a quote about Sondheim that read, “Art is infinite.  It has no beginning and no end'

Tribute: Robert Rinder shared a quote about Sondheim that read, “Art is infinite.  It has no beginning and no end'

Tribute: Robert Rinder shared a quote about Sondheim that read, “Art is infinite. It has no beginning and no end’

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