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Maria (Bernstein/Sondheim)

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Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Date 1957
Source West Side Story (musical)
Publisher Chappell & Co. Inc.; Leonard Bernstein Music Pub. Co. LLC

"Maria" is a song from the musical West Side Story. The song is performed by Tony in act I, serenading his new love Maria outside her apartment window.


  • The song was spoofed in the Sesame Street Dinner Theatre sketch "Veg Side Story," where young Tony serenades his new favorite vegetable: zucchini.
  • Due to one of the main humans of Sesame Street being named Maria, many references have been made to the song pertaining to her character:
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