Stephen Flaherty


STEPHEN FLAHERTY is probably best known as the Tony Award-winning composer of the Broadway musical Ragtime. His other music for Broadway includes the scores for the musicalsOnce On This IslandSeussicalMy Favorite Year, songs for Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life, and incidental music for Neil Simon's Proposals. He is also the composer of A Man of No Importanceand Dessa Rose (both produced by Lincoln Center Theater), Lucky Stiff, and Loving Repeating: A musical of Gertrude Stein, adapted from the works of Ms. Stein by Frank Galati. Film work includesAnastasia, for which Stephen received two Academy Award nominations, two Golden Golden Globe nominations, and a gold record for its soundtrack. His concert work includes With Voices Raised(Boston Pops commission, Carnegie Hall performance), Ragtime Symphonic Suite (Hollywood Bowl Orchestra), as well as commisions from Carnegie Hall and The Guggenheim Museum in New York City. As a performer, he made his Carnegie Hall in April 2007 with the New York Pops Orchestra, debuting a new song of his with the singer Anika Noni Rose. His numerous awards as a composer include the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Los Angeles Critics Circle, Chicago's Joseph Jefferson and London's Olivier Award. He has been nominated for the Grammy three times. He has enjoyed collaborating with lyricist/librettist Lynn Ahrens for over twenty years. Their latest musical, The Glorious Ones, will receive its New York premiere this fall at Lincoln Center Theatre. 

Bio as of December, 2007.

Appears in
Lucky Stiff
Once On This Island