Stephen Sondheim is the Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist of Into the Woods. He has received eight Tony Awards, more than any other composer, eight Grammy Awards, a Pulitzer Prize, a Laurence Olivier Award, and a 2015 Presidential Medal of Freedom. His best-known works as composer and lyricist are A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Merrily We Roll Along, and Sunday in the Park with George. He wrote the lyrics for West Side Story and Gypsy. James Lapine is the Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning director and author of Into the Woods, Falsettos, and Passion. He also won a Pulitzer Prize for Sunday in the Park with George. Some of his other works as author and director are The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Amour, and Dirty Blonde. Hudson Talbottis an author and cartoonist, best known for his children's books. He has written and illustrated over a dozen books, including O'Sullivan Stew, Tales of King Arthur, and Forging Freedom. His We're Back: A Dinosaur's Story, inspired the Steven Spielberg film of the same name. He has created illustrations and designs for the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Opera Guild, and the Metropolitan Museum.