Warner/Chappell Music has appointed Sean Patrick Flahaven to VP of theater and standards repertoire.
Flahaven has more than 12 years of creative and music theater business experience as a writer, composer, orchestrator, conductor, producer and professor. In his new role, he will focus on the company’s theater and standards catalog, which includes works by Sondheim, Kander & Ebb, Ahrens & Flaherty, Rodgers & Hart, Gershwin and Porter among others. He will also sign new songwriters.
He will work closely with the publisher’s synch, licensing, marketing and mechanical departments to secure performance and cover recording opportunities for Warner/Chappell’s existing and new music theater and standards works.
“Warner/Chappell Music’s origins lie in theater and standards, and we have
one of the largest catalogs of theater and standards repertoire of any major
music publishing company,” says Glen Brunman, Warner/Chappell executive VP
and head of creative (U.S.). “Adding to our resources in New York City, the
center of gravity for Broadway musical theater and American standards,
illustrates our emphasis on developing these genres of music.”
Over the course of his career, Flahaven has produced more than 100 shows,
concerts, workshops, readings, cast albums and demo recordings for major
Broadway and off-Broadway companies, including the Shubert Organization,
Jujamcyn Theaters, Public Theater/NYSF, Manhattan Theatre Club and the
Melting Pot Theatre.
He also worked as GM and director of music and marketing for Theatrical
Rights Worldwide, where he oversaw the acquisition and licensing of musical
productions to theater companies.
For the past six years, Flahaven has been on the adjunct faculty of New York
University’s Tisch School of the Arts teaching courses on theater business
in the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program.
Flahaven, based in New York, reports to Brunman.