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Sean Hartley is the director of Theater@Kaufman, the musical theater division of the Kaufman Music Center in New York City, where he curates, produces and hosts the concert series Broadway Close Up and Broadway Playhouse. His musicals include Cupid And Psyche (composer Jihwan Kim - Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Lyrics); Little Women (songs by Kim Oler and Alison Hubbard) which has had several regional productions, including Syracuse Stage; Love and Real Estate (with composer Sam Davis) ; Snow, for which he wrote book, music and lyrics and which won the ASCAP Harold Arlen Award for Best New Musical; Number The Stars (adapted from the book by Lois Lowry), Sunshine (based on a book by Ludwig Bemelmans, music by John O’Neill) and Holy Moses! (book by Bob Kolsby.) His television work includes Disney Channel’s The Book of Pooh and Bear In the Big Blue House.

Sean Hartley Awards and Nominations


winner
Drama Desk Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Lyrics

Sean Hartley, Cupid and Psyche

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Video: Watch a Clip of 'Never Really There' from PRELUDE TO A KISS, THE MUSICAL

Watch Hannah Corneau, Caroline Pernick, DeAnne Stewart, and the Ensemble perform 'Never Really There' from the world premiere of Prelude to a Kiss, The Musical in the video here!
Video: First Look at PRELUDE TO A KISS, THE MUSICAL at South Coast Repertory Theater

All new clips have been released from the world premiere of Prelude to a Kiss, The Musical. The musical features lyrics by Sean Hartley and Daniel Messé, music by Daniel Messé and a book by Craig Lucas. Check out the video here!
Video: 'Love in the Age of Anxiety' from PRELUDE TO A KISS, THE MUSICAL

Watch Hannah Corneau and Chris McCarrell performing Love in the Age of Anxiety from the world premiere of Prelude to a Kiss, The Musical. The musical has Lyrics by Sean Hartley and Daniel Messé, Music by Daniel Messé and book by Craig Lucas.
Review: PRELUDE TO A KISS Returns to South Coast Repertory as a World Premiere Musical

Based on Craig Lucas' 1988 play and 1992 film adaptation of the same name, PRELUDE TO A KISS - THE MUSICAL is an admirable first attempt of a new musical that is, clearly, still a work-in-progress. In its current state, this genuinely charming but disjointed musical could use a sharp refocus and some more magical and narrative clarity.
Video: Hannah Corneau Sings 'I Haven't Slept in Years' from South Coast Rep's PRELUDE TO A KISS, THE MUSICAL

Watch as Hannah Corneau rehearses 'I Haven't Slept in Years' from Prelude to a Kiss, The Musical with Music Director Wiley DeWeese on piano. The musical has Lyrics by Sean Hartley and Daniel Messé, Music by Daniel Messé and book by Craig Lucas. The production is directed by David Ivers.
Video: Conor Ryan Sings 'The Room Where She Doesn't Sleep' from South Coast Rep's PRELUDE TO A KISS, THE MUSICAL

Watch as Conor Ryan rehearses 'The Room Where She Doesn't Sleep' from Prelude to a Kiss, The Musical with Music Director Wylie DeWeese on piano at South Coast Rep. The musical has Lyrics by Sean Hartley and Daniel Messé, Music by Daniel Messé and book by Craig Lucas.
Listen: Hannah Corneau Featured on Demos for BEAUTIFUL LITTLE FOOL

Four new original song demos have been released and are now available via from the original musical Beautiful Little Fool. Listen here!
Video: Director David Ivers on What to Expect From PRELUDE TO A KISS, THE MUSICAL at South Coast Repertory

Artistic Director David Ivers directs “Prelude to a Kiss, The Musical” in April. In this video, he discusses what to expect from this World Premiere. “For better or worse” takes on new meaning when a mysterious guest requests a kiss at Peter and Rita’s wedding—and their lives are forever changed.
South Coast Repertory Announces Lineup For 26th PACIFIC PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL

Discover the lineup for the 26th Pacific Playwrights Festival at South Coast Repertory, showcasing new works from emerging playwrights. Featuring world-premiere productions of PRELUDE TO A KISS, THE MUSICAL and GALILEE, 34.
South Coast Repertory Presents PRELUDE TO A KISS, THE MUSICAL World Premiere

Experience the world premiere of PRELUDE TO A KISS, THE MUSICAL at South Coast Repertory. This modern fable, with lyrics by Sean Hartley and Daniel Messé, explores love's peaks and valleys.
South Coast Repertory Performs PRELUDE TO A KISS in April

Craig Lucas returns to one of his theatrical homes as South Coast Repertory will present the world premiere of Prelude to a Kiss, The Musical, lyrics by Sean Hartley and Daniel Messé, music by Messé, book by Lucas. Directed by Ivers, it runs April 5-May 4, 2024 on the Segerstrom Stage as the centerpiece to SCR’s 60th season.
Contest: Win Tickets To South Coast Repertory's Production of PRELUDE TO A KISS, THE MUSICAL

You could win two tickets to PRELUDE TO A KISS, THE MUSICAL at South Coast Repertory Theatre on April 13, 2024, at 8:00 PM. Enter the contest below for a chance to win. Contest ends 11:59 PM ET April 6th, 2024.
Milwaukee Rep Announces PRELUDE TO A KISS THE MUSICAL World Premiere and More for 2024/25 Season

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announces its 2024/25 Season, featuring award-winning titles, world premieres, and more. Get all the details in the press release attached.
Video: Watch Director David Ivers Discuss PRELUDE TO A KISS, THE MUSICAL at South Coast Rep

Artistic Director and Director David Ivers discusses the beginnings of “Prelude to a Kiss, The Musical” at SCR. “For better or worse” takes on new meaning when a mysterious guest requests a kiss at Peter and Rita’s wedding—and their lives are forever changed. Watch the video here!
VIDEO: Take a Look Back at The Plays of Craig Lucas at South Coast Repertory

South Coast Repertory has released a look back at its productions of Craig Lucas's work in honor of its production of 'Prelude to a Kiss, The Musical', running April 5-May 4, 2024. Check out the video retrospective here!
Museum Of Jewish Heritage Unveils Full Schedule Of Events For The 2nd Annual New York Jewish Book Festival

The Museum of Jewish Heritage announces the full schedule of events for the 2nd annual New York Jewish Book Festival, featuring a variety of programs for adults, kids, and families, both in-person and virtual.
Jason Danieley, Tony Yazbeck & Julia Lester Join Lineup for Classic Stage Company's 2023 Gala

Get the latest updates on the Classic Stage Company's 2023 Gala, including the addition of Jason Danieley, Tony Yazbeck, and Julia Lester to the star-studded lineup. Reserve your tickets now for this exciting event honoring theatrical agent Sarah L. Douglas and John Weidman.
Kate Baldwin, Allison Blackwell & More to Perform at Kaufman Music Center's Broadway Close Up Series

Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes experience with the Fall 2023 Broadway Close Up series. From a high-energy exploration of jukebox musicals to a celebration of Hal Prince's remarkable career and an inside look at Broadway's influential writers, this series offers an unforgettable journey into the world of musical theater.
New Works Provincetown Commissions Projects From Hannah Corneau, Douglas Lyons & More

Learn about the exciting collaborations and commissions announced by New Works Provincetown, featuring talented artists like Hannah Corneau, Douglas Lyons, and more. Find out what projects they will be working on and when you can catch these innovative performances.
Santino Fontana, Nathan Lane, Judy Kuhn & More to Join Classic Stage Company 2023 Gala

Sarah L. Douglas of SLD Associates and John Weidman (CSC’s I Can Get It For You Wholesale) will be honored at CSC’s 2023 Gala. See who is performing and learn how to purchase tickets!

Sean Hartley FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many shows has Sean Hartley written?

Sean Hartley has written 1 shows including Cupid and Psyche (Bookwriter/Lyricist).

What awards has Sean Hartley been nominated for?

Sean Hartley has been nominated for Outstanding Lyrics at the Drama Desk Awards for the show Cupid and Psyche.

What awards has Sean Hartley won?

Sean Hartley has won the Outstanding Lyrics award at the Drama Desk Awards for his work on Cupid and Psyche.

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