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Sean Flahaven

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Sean Patrick Flahaven (Adjunct Faculty) is the founding worldwide CEO of The Musical Company, a joint venture between Concord Music, now the fifth largest music company in the world, and The Really Useful Group, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s landmark production company. TMC handles theatrical licensing, music publishing, and cast recordings for theatre writers and producers—the first time such services have been combined. For the prior 8 years, Sean was Senior Vice President of Theatre and Catalog Development for Warner/Chappell Music, the global music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, where he represented the greatest songwriters on Broadway as well as the majority of the catalogs in the Great American Songbook. In addition, he oversaw Warner’s worldwide theatrical producing and licensing, print/digital sheet music, and orchestral rental. He has had the privilege of working with Stephen Sondheim for 20 years. Sean has been a producer on 25 albums, 9 of which were nominated for Grammy Awards, including the Grammy-winning, triple-Platinum, chart-topping smash hit, Hamilton. He has produced or managed over 100 shows, concerts, workshops, and readings for landmark institutions on and off-Broadway and was General Manager and Director of Music and Marketing for Theatrical Rights Worldwide and a music editor for Music Theatre International and the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization. As a playwright, composer, and arranger, his work has been performed around the country and at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. For 13 years he was an arts journalist and editor, with over 200 articles published in The Sondheim Review, Show Music, Playbill, and the former BroadwayOnline.com. He has been on the faculty of the NYU-Tisch Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program for 16 years. He serves on the board of the Music Publishers Association (President), the ASCAP Symphonic & Concert Committee, the Dramatists Guild’s Music (chair) and Anti-Piracy Committees, and is a Tony Awards voter. B.A. English & Music, Boston College (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Presidential Scholar); M.F.A. Musical Theatre Writing, NYU Tisch School of the Arts (Oscar Hammerstein II Fellow); M.F.A. Performing Arts Management, Brooklyn College (multiple fellowships).