Daily DistractionThe Daily Distraction: Ferris and Milnes Perform 33 Sondheim Numbers in 5 MinutesThe West End stars performed a medley of the composer's most cherished numbers.
May 26, 2020
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In 2015, musical double act Ferris & Milnes honored Stephen Sondheim by filming their "33 Sondheim Numbers in 5 Minutes" act at Steinway Hall in London. In honor of the composer's 90th birthday (OK, a couple months belated), revisit the medley above.
The jam-packed number, equally chaotic and delightful, kicks off with "Pirelli's Miracle Elixir" from Sweeney Todd, before seamlessly zigzagging through songs from Sunday in the Park With George, Company, A Little Night Music, Into the Woods and more. Listen closely: can you name them all?
Ferris and Milnes debuted the tribute during the Hey, Old Friends! Sondheim 85th birthday gala at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.