This concert commemorating Stephen Sondheim’s 80th birthday in March 2010 was filmed live at New York’s Avery Fisher Hall. Many of musical theatre’s brightest stars gathered to perform more than two dozen sensational numbers from Sondheim’s illustrious career, some rarely heard and several performed by the original Broadway cast members. David Hyde Pierce hosts this magical event with Sondheim’s longtime collaborator Paul Gemignani conducting the New York Philharmonic. Participants include Bernadette Peters, Mandy Patinkin, Elaine Stritch, George Hearn, Patti LuPone, Jason Danieley, Marin Mazzie, Michael Cerveris, Victoria Clark, Donna Murphy, Matt Cavenaugh, Laura Benanti and Audra McDonald. Director Lonny Price was awarded an Emmy Award® as Outstanding Director of a Variety or Music Special.