SEAN PATRICK FLAHAVEN is a writer, composer, orchestrator, conductor, and producer.
He is currently Vice President of Theatre and Standards Repertoire for Warner/Chappell Music (WCM), the global music publishing arm of Warner Music Group Corp. He manages the song catalogs of Sondheim, Kander & Ebb, Ahrens & Flaherty, Finn, LaChiusa, Maltby & Shire, and Jones & Schmidt, as well as classics from the Gershwins, Rodgers & Hart, Lerner & Loewe, Styne, Weill, Porter, Coward, Comden & Green, Arlen, Mercer, Burke, Lane, Harburg, and many more.
Previously he was General Manager and Director of Music and Marketing for Theatrical Rights Worldwide, a premier licensing agency. He has produced over 100 shows, concerts, workshops, and readings for major Broadway and off- Broadway companies, including the Shubert Organization, Jujamcyn Theaters, Public Theater/NYSF, Manhattan Theatre Club, O'Neill Theater Center, York Theatre, and Melting Pot Theatre. His own work has been performed in New York, at regional theatres around the country, and at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, Ireland. He has been on the faculty of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program since 2002.
Sean has had the privilege of working with Stephen Sondheim on many projects, including Saturday Night, Do I Hear A Waltz?, Follies, Passion, and Bounce. He has worked on dozens of new musicals with authors such as John Weidman, Adam Guettel, Michael John LaChiusa, and Mike Reid & Sarah Schlesinger, among others. He was a music editor for Music Theatre International and the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization. Sean has also been an arts journalist and editor for 13 years, with over 200 articles published in The Sondheim Review, Show Music, Playbill, and (the former) Theatre.com/BroadwayOnline.com. He has written liner notes for many albums on Nonesuch Records and PS Classics, and has produced cast albums and demo recordings.
A native of Minnesota, Sean received degrees in Music and English with multiple honors from Boston College, where he was a Presidential Scholar; an MFA in Musical Theatre Writing from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where he was an Oscar Hammerstein II Fellow; and an MFA in Performing Arts Management from Brooklyn College, where he received several fellowships. Sean lives in Westchester with his wife, Allison Mitchell Flahaven, and their son, Will.