Stephen Sondheim: 'Lady Gaga's performance at the Oscars was a travesty'

Stephen Sondheim has argued that Lady Gaga's performance at the 87th Academy Awards last month (February) was a "travesty". In a new interview, the legendary composer, best known for his work on stage musicals and films including Sweeney Todd and Into The Woods, has thrown some serious shade at the popstar's celebrated Sound of Music tribute performance. Stephen “On the Academy Awards she was a travesty," Sondheim told The Times. "It was ridiculous, as it would be from any singer who treats that music in semi-operatic style. She had no relationship to what she was singing. What people liked was her versatility.” Meanwhile, a track that Gaga - who was recently cast in the fifth season of American Horror Story - recorded for a new documentary leaked online last month (February) - listen to it here. More stories Britney Spears’ Prince-sampling track ‘Guilty Kiss’ appears online Lady Gaga: ‘My integrity is much more important than sales’