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Biography of Stephen Flaherty

STEPHEN FLAHERTY writes music for theater, film, recordings and the concert stage. He is perhaps best known as the composer of the Broadway musicals Ragtime (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Grammy nominations), Seussical (Grammy and Drama Desk nominations), Once on This Island (Tony nomination, Olivier Award for London’s Best Musical) and also contributed music to Chita Rivera: The Dancer’s Life (original songs) and Neil Simon's Proposals (incidental music). He has also written four musicals which have been produced at Lincoln Center Theatre: The Glorious Ones (Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk nominations), Dessa Rose (Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk nominations), A Man of No Importance (Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, Drama Desk nomination) and My Favorite Year. Other theater scores include Lucky Stiff and Loving Repeating: A Musical of Gertrude Stein (Chicago’s Jefferson Award for Best New Musical). Film credits include Anastasia (Academy Award nominations for Best Score and Best Song, two Golden Globe nominations and a gold record for its soundtrack), Bartok the Magnificent (original score and songs) and the documentary After The Storm. Concert work includes commissions from the Boston Pops, Carnegie Hall and the Guggenheim Museum. “The Ahrens and Flaherty Songbook,” a print anthology, is available through Alfred Music. His songs have been recorded by Aaliyah, Johnny Mathis, Richard Marx and Donna Lewis, Renee Fleming and Bryn Terfel, Donny Osmond, Thalia and Deana Carter, among others. Mr. Flaherty serves on the Dramatists Guild Council, where he co-chairs the Dramatists Guild Fellows Program for emerging writers with Lynn Ahrens, his longtime writing partner.

For complete information on this and other Stephen Flaherty shows, as well as links to purchase CDs, vocal selections and other publications, please go to www.AhrensandFlaherty.com.

Shows by Stephen Flaherty

Lucky Stiff
Man Of No Importance, A
My Favorite Year
Once On This Island
Once On This Island JR.
Seussical
When The Cookie Crumbles (TYA Collection)…
Ragtime (Version 2)
Ragtime (Version 1)
Dessa Rose
Emperor's New Clothes (Ahrens/Flaherty)
Ragtime School Edition
Seussical TYA
Seussical JR.
Glorious Ones, The
Loving Repeating
Seussical KIDS