Stephen Flaherty

STEPHEN FLAHERTY is the composer of the Broadway musicals Rocky,
Ragtime (Tony, Drama Desk, OCC Awards, two Grammy nominations),
Seussical (Grammy, Drama Desk nominations) and Once on This Island
(Tony nomination, Olivier Award, Best Musical.) Additional Broadway
includes Chita Rivera: The Dancer’s Life (original songs) and Neil Simon's
Proposals (incidental music). Stephen has also written four musicals at
Lincoln Center Theatre: The Glorious Ones (OCC, Drama Desk
nominations), Dessa Rose (OCC, Drama Desk nominations), A Man of No
Importance (OCC, Best Musical, Drama Desk nomination) and My Favorite
Year. Other theater includes Lucky Stiff, Loving Repeating: A Musical of
Gertrude Stein (Chicago’s Jefferson Award, Best New Musical) and In Your
Arms, a new dance theater piece with director-choreographer Christopher
Gattelli and ten noted playwrights. Film includes Anastasia (two Academy
Award and two Golden Globe nominations), the documentary After The
Storm and the upcoming Lucky Stiff. This year celebrates Stephen’s 30-year
collaboration with lyricist-librettist Lynn Ahrens. A double live CD
commemorating their body of work titled Nice Fighting You has just been
released by Broadway Records. Upcoming: Little Dancer at the Kennedy
Center, Fall 2014, directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, and the
stage adaptation of Anastasia, currently in development. Mr. Flaherty’s
concert music has premiered at the Hollywood Bowl, Boston's Symphony
Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Guggenheim Museum and Symphony Space.
Stephen and Lynn are members of the Dramatists Guild Council and cofounders
of the Dramatists Guild Fellows Program.