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Episode 32
John Kander & Stephen Flaherty

John Kander, the award-winning composer behind Cabaret, Chicago, and The Scottsboro Boys, talks about his collaborations with Fred Ebb in a conversation with DG Council member Stephen Flaherty.


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John Kander is a composer who has produced award-winning work for theater, film, and television and is recognized for his collaboration with lyricist Fred Ebb creating Broadway hits such as Cabaret, Chicago, and Kiss of the Spider Woman. In addition to his Tony, Grammy, and Emmy awards, Kander has received other public acknowledgments for his contributions to music. He received honorary doctorate degrees from Oberlin College and Niagara University, where he is also a guest lecturer. In 1996 he received the President's Award from the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers and was honored by The Dramatists Guild Fund at a gala last spring.

Works Include: A Family Affair (music) (1962); Flora the Red Menace (music) (1965); Cabaret (music) (1966); Zorba (music) (1968); 70, Girls, 70 (music) (1971); Chicago (music) (1976);The Act (music) (1978); Woman of the Year (music) (1981); Kiss of the Spider Woman (music) (1992); Steel Pier (music) (1997); Fosse (music) (1999); Curtains (music) (2006); The Scottsboro Boys (music) (2010).


John Kander's DG Member Profile: https://www.dramatistsguild.com/memberdirectory/getmembership.aspx?cid=2797.



Stephen Flaherty is an American composer of musical theatre and is associated with his collaboration with the lyricist/bookwriter Lynn Ahrens on Once on This Island, Seussical and Ragtime. 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.

Works Include: Lucky Stiff (music) (1988);Once On This Island (music) (1990); My Favorite Year (music) (1992); Seussical (music) (2000); A Man of No Importance (music) (2002); Dessa Rose (music) (2005); The Glorious Ones (music) (2007).

Stephen Flaherty's DG Member Profile: https://www.dramatistsguild.com/memberdirectory/getmembership.aspx?cid=1490.