(b NY, 1930).
Amer. composer and lyric‐writer. Wrote words for Bernstein's West Side Story (1957), Jule Styne's Gypsy (1959), Shevelove and Gelbart's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1962), and Rodgers's Do I Hear a Waltz? (1965). Comp. successful musicals incl. Company (1970), Follies (1971), A Little Night Music (1973), Pacific Overtures (1976), Sweeney Todd (1979), Merrily We Roll Along (1981), Sunday in the Park with George (1985), Into the Woods (1987), Assassins (1990), Passion (1994), Bounce (2003); The Frogs (1974, rev. 2004).