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Stephen Flaherty

 
Birth Place:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: September 18, 1960 (61)

Birth Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
2004
Performer

Productions

 
[West End, 2022]
MUSIC AND LYRICS
 
[US Tour, 2018] Cancelled [Replacement]
Music & Vocal Arrangements[Replacement]
 
[Broadway, 2017]
Vocal Arrangements
 
[Broadway, 2014]
Composer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Vocal Music Arranger
 
[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Vocal Music Arranger
Vocal Music Arranger
 
[Off-Broadway, 2002]
Vocal Music Arranger
Vocal Music Arranger
 
[Broadway, 2002]
Dance/Vocal Arrangements
 
[Broadway, 2000]
Vocal Music Arranger
 
[Broadway, 1998]
Vocal Music Arranger
 
[Broadway, 1997]
Composer
 
[Broadway, 1990]
Vocal Music Arranger
Dance Music Arranger
Dance/Vocal Arrangements
 
[Off-Broadway, 1985]
Piano

Writing

Songs
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Conceiver
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Conceiver

Photos

Stephen Flaherty and niece Madeline Photo

Stephen Flaherty and niece Madeline

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07/22/2022
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Stephen Flaherty

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12/14/2021
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Stephen Flaherty

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12/07/2021
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Stephen Flaherty

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12/07/2021

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
2004
Performer

Productions

[West End, 2022]
MUSIC AND LYRICS

[US Tour, 2018] Cancelled [Replacement]
Music & Vocal Arrangements[Replacement]

[Broadway, 2017]
Vocal Arrangements

[Broadway, 2014]
Composer

[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Vocal Music Arranger

[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Vocal Music Arranger

Vocal Music Arranger

[Off-Broadway, 2002]
Vocal Music Arranger

Vocal Music Arranger

[Broadway, 2002]
Dance/Vocal Arrangements

[Broadway, 2000]
Vocal Music Arranger

[Broadway, 1998]
Vocal Music Arranger

[Broadway, 1997]
Composer

[Broadway, 1990]
Vocal Music Arranger

Dance Music Arranger

Dance/Vocal Arrangements

[Off-Broadway, 1985]
Piano

Writing
Songs
Composer
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Composer
Music
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Conceiver

Stephen Flaherty Biography

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 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 Importanc (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 upcoming 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.

Stephen Flaherty Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Music
Stephen Flaherty, Anastasia
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2017 - Outstanding New Score (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Stephen Flaherty, Anastasia
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Music
Stephen Flaherty, The Glorious Ones
 
Olivier Awards - 2004 - Best New Musical
Stephen Flaherty, Ragtime
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2002 - Outstanding Music Gold Star
Stephen Flaherty, A Man of No Importance
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Music Gold Star
Stephen Flaherty, Seussical the Musical
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1998 - Outstanding Lyrics Gold Star
Stephen Flaherty, Ragtime
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1998 - Outstanding Music Gold Star
Stephen Flaherty, Ragtime
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1998 - Best Musical
Stephen Flaherty, Ragtime
 
Tony Awards - 1998 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Gold Star
Stephen Flaherty, Ragtime
 
Olivier Awards - 1995 - The American Express Award for Best New Musical Gold Star
Stephen Flaherty, Once On This Island
 
Tony Awards - 1991 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Stephen Flaherty, Once on this Island

Stephen Flaherty News

Mare Winningham and William Youmans Join Jim Parsons-Led A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE at Cl Photo Mare Winningham and William Youmans Join Jim Parsons-Led A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE at Classic Stage Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 4, 2022

Two-time Emmy winner and Tony nominee Mare Winningham and William Youmans will be joining the cast of Classic Stage Company's A Man of No Importance as Lily Byrne as Baldy O’Shea. A Man of No Importance will begin performances on Tuesday, October 11, with opening night set for Sunday, October 30 for a limited run through Sunday, December 4.

Review: Broadway Across America presents ANASTASIA at Kentucky Performing Arts Photo Review: Broadway Across America presents ANASTASIA at Kentucky Performing Arts
by Taylor Clemons - Aug 4, 2022

What did our critic think of ANASTASIA at Whitney Hall? The Broadway musical Anastasia finally opened in Louisville this week, 28 months after its anticipated opening in March of 2020. It also marks the final show of Broadway in Louisville's 'Welcome Back' season. The audience was buzzing as patrons filled into Whitney Hall to attend the opening night over two years in the making.

Uptown Music Theater Of Highland Park Presents SEUSSICAL The Musical Photo Uptown Music Theater Of Highland Park Presents SEUSSICAL The Musical
by Stephi Wild - Aug 4, 2022

Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza - with full orchestra!¬†Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Once on This Island, Ragtime), have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little girl with a big imagination ‚Äď Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.

Veronica Stern, Willem Butler & More to Lead ANASTASIA North American Tour 2022-2023  Photo Veronica Stern, Willem Butler & More to Lead ANASTASIA North American Tour 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 2, 2022

Casting has been announced for the next season of the North American tour of the Broadway production of ANASTASIA. This company will begin performances August 23, 2022, during the second week of a two-week engagement at the Citizens Bank Opera House in Boston, MA. Veronica Stern will lead the cast as Anya.

Photos: First Look at RAGTIME at Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts Photo Photos: First Look at RAGTIME at Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 1, 2022

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has shared production photos of Ragtime, the Tony Award-winning grand finale of the 2022 Mainstage Season and the musical event of the summer. Ragtime begins previews this week on Tuesday, August 2, and runs through August 28. Get a first look at the production here!

Broadway Veterans and Regional Favorites Bring Moonlight Stage Productions' Revival o Photo Broadway Veterans and Regional Favorites Bring Moonlight Stage Productions' Revival of RAGTIME to Life This Summer
by Grace Cutler - Jul 30, 2022

Two veterans of Broadway join a cast of 38 along with a full-size pit orchestra of 26 performing live for Moonlight Stage Productions‚Äô revival of the epic musical experience ‚ÄúRagtime‚ÄĚ from August 17 through September 3.

Review: SEUSSICAL: THE MUSICAL at Blackfriars Theatre Photo Review: SEUSSICAL: THE MUSICAL at Blackfriars Theatre
by Colin Fleming-Stumpf - Jul 26, 2022

What did our critic think of SEUSSICAL: THE MUSICAL at Blackfriars Theatre? Blackfriars' production of 'Seussical' showcases the talents of numerous young performers, from Yates' kind and sensitive Horton to Jade Hill's soulful Sour Kangaroo to the sassy stylings of the Wikersham Brothers (Danny Dobbins, J. Jake Thomas, Avery White).

Review: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND at The Summer Theatre Of New Canaan Photo Review: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND at The Summer Theatre Of New Canaan
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Jul 24, 2022

This is a Broadway caliber production you won't want to miss.

Photos: On The Red Carpet For Opening Night of THE KITE RUNNER on Broadway! Photo Photos: On The Red Carpet For Opening Night of THE KITE RUNNER on Broadway!
by Bruce Glikas - Jul 22, 2022

The Kite Runner is officially open on Broadway! Based on Khaled Hosseini's internationally best-selling novel and adapted by Matthew Spangler, the production comes to New York from two successful seasons in London's West End and will run through October 30 at The Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street). BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and you can check out photos from the rred carpet below!

Tickets On Sale For Blackfriars Theatre's SEUSSICAL Photo Tickets On Sale For Blackfriars Theatre's SEUSSICAL
by Stephi Wild - Jul 20, 2022

Blackfriars Theatre presents its 2022-2023 BTSI (Blackfriars Theatre Summer Intensive) production: Seussical, The Musical with music and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

Stephen Flaherty Videos

VIDEO: First Look at Jason Danieley & More in the World Premiere of Ahrens & Flaherty VideoVIDEO: First Look at Jason Danieley & More in the World Premiere of Ahrens & Flaherty's KNOXVILLE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 22, 2022

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Asolo Repertory Theatre's world premiere of the new musical KNOXVILLE. The project reunites Frank Galati, Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, the Tony Award-winning creative team behind Broadway's Ragtime.

VIDEO: Cynthia Erivo Performs 'The Good' on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT! VideoVIDEO: Cynthia Erivo Performs 'The Good' on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT!
by Stage Tube - Jun 8, 2021

The single hails from her forthcoming album 'Ch. 1 Vs. 1' due out on September 17th on Verve Records.

Celebrating Black History Month: RAGTIME Arrives on Ellis Island VideoCelebrating Black History Month: RAGTIME Arrives on Ellis Island
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 18, 2021

Ragtime originally opened on Broadway in 1998 at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, where it played for 834 performances. With music by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens and a book by Terrence McNally, Ragtime tells the story of three groups in the United States: African Americans, upper-class suburbanites, and Eastern European immigrants.

VIDEO: Cynthia Erivo Talks About Playing Aretha Franklin on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! VideoVIDEO: Cynthia Erivo Talks About Playing Aretha Franklin on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!
by Stage Tube - Jan 19, 2021

Cynthia talks about moving to Los Angeles, meeting Oprah and Jason Bateman for the first time, getting a Critics Choice Award nomination for ‚ÄúThe Outsider,‚ÄĚ and playing Aretha Franklin in ‚ÄúGenius: Aretha.‚ÄĚ

BWW Exclusive: Audra McDonald & Brian Stokes Mitchell Perform 'Wheels of a Dream' fro VideoBWW Exclusive: Audra McDonald & Brian Stokes Mitchell Perform 'Wheels of a Dream' from 'Ragtime' for UNITED IN SONG: CELEBRATING THE RESILIENCE OF AMERICA
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 16, 2020

In this exclusive clip from the upcoming PBS special ‚ÄúUnited in Song: Celebrating the Resilience of America,‚ÄĚ Tony winners Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell perform ‚ÄúWheels of a Dream‚ÄĚ from ‚ÄúRagtime.‚ÄĚ

VIDEO: Quentin Garzon, Diane Phelan, and More Sing "Goodbye My Love/Journey On' from  VideoVIDEO: Quentin Garzon, Diane Phelan, and More Sing "Goodbye My Love/Journey On' from RAGTIME
by Stage Tube - Nov 13, 2020

Quentin Garzon is back with another video! This time he teamed up with some fellow performers to sing 'Goodbye My Love/Journey On' from Ragtime.

VIDEO: 122 Performers Come Together For Virtual RAGTIME Medley VideoVIDEO: 122 Performers Come Together For Virtual RAGTIME Medley
by Stage Tube - Nov 6, 2020

NYC-based actor and A.M.D.A. alumni, Conor Stepnowski, assembled and directed over 120 actors and musicians to perform in a completely virtual medley of five songs from the Tony award winning musical Ragtime.

Broadway Rewind: ROCKY Takes Center Ring on Broadway VideoBroadway Rewind: ROCKY Takes Center Ring on Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 30, 2020

Today we rewind to 2014, when Rocky was getting ready to take center ring on Broadway. Rocky opened March 13 at the Winter Garden Theatre, where it ran for 180 performances.

Broadway Rewind: RAGTIME Brings Rhythm & Rhyme to Ellis Island in 2016 VideoBroadway Rewind: RAGTIME Brings Rhythm & Rhyme to Ellis Island in 2016
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 22, 2020

Today we rewind to 2016, for a special concert presentation of Ragtime on Ellis Island. The musical originally opened on Broadway in 1998 at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, where it played for 834 performances.

BWW Exclusive: Listen to Amber Gray Sing a Todd Almond Tune on ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE A VideoBWW Exclusive: Listen to Amber Gray Sing a Todd Almond Tune on ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE Album
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 25, 2020

We are excited to bring you an exclusive track from the album- 'I Don't Know About You,' written by Todd Almond (Girl from the North Country) and performed by Amber Gray (Hadestown).


Stephen Flaherty Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Stephen Flaherty written?
Stephen Flaherty has written 17 shows including Lucky Stiff (Composer), Once On This Island (Composer), My Favorite Year (Composer), Ragtime (Composer), Patti LuPone: Matters of the Heart (Composer), Seussical (Conceiver), A Man of No Importance (Composer), Dessa Rose (Composer), Chef's Theater: A Musical Feast (Songs), Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life (Composer), Loving Repeating (Composer), The Glorious Ones (Composer), Rocky (Composer), In Your Arms (Music), Anastasia (Composer), Marie, Dancing Still (Composer), Knoxville (Composer).

What awards has Stephen Flaherty been nominated for?
Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Anastasia , Outstanding New Score (Broadway or Off-Broadway) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Anastasia , Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for The Glorious Ones , Best New Musical (Olivier Awards) for Ragtime , Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for A Man of No Importance , Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Seussical the Musical , Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Ragtime , Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Ragtime , Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Ragtime , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Ragtime The American Express Award for Best New Musical (Olivier Awards) for Once On This Island and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Once on this Island .

What awards has Stephen Flaherty won?
Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for A Man of No Importance, Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Seussical the Musical, Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Ragtime, Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Ragtime Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Ragtimeand The American Express Award for Best New Musical (Olivier Awards) for Once On This Island.