Highly scarce typed, boldly signed two-page 2008 letter to a personal associate, in which he responds with an unusual openness about various aspects of his 1979 classic Sweeney Todd and his personal tastes. In good condition, with the original transmittal envelope. Beloved, brilliant composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim has racked up eight Tony Awards, eight Grammys, an Oscar, and a Pulitzer for his scores for West Side Story (1957), Gypsy (1959), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1962), Anyone Can Whistle (1964), Do I Hear a Waltz? (1965), Company (1970), Follies (1971), A Little Night Music (1976), Pacific Overtures (1976), the horror-themed Sweeney Todd (1979), Merrily We Roll Along (1981), Sunday in the Park with George (1984), Into the Woods (1987), Assassins (1990), the film Dick Tracy (1990), Passion (1994), The Frogs (2004), and Road Show (2008). His autograph is rather elusive in any format.