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    Ahrens, Lynn (1st October 1948-Present)

    She is a lyricist, mainly of musicals, born in New York, New York.  She works in collaboration with Stephen Flaherty and they are best known for their shows such as Ragtime, which won one Tony Award and a further twelve nominations, and Once on This Island which had eight Tony nominations.  Their other musicals include Lucky Stiff, A Christmas Carol and Seussical the Musical.  They have also worked on songs for the movies Anastasia and Bartok the Magnificent.  The newest work that they have collaborated on is the musical The Glorious Ones released in April 2007.  She was nominated for a 2004 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best New Musical of 2003 with Ragtime performed at the Piccadilly Theatre.

     

    Boston Pops Orchestra recordings

    With Voices Raised (Flaherty/Ahrens)

    Conductor - Keith Lockhart

    Tenor -  Jason Danieley

    RCA 63516

     

    New York Pops Recordings

    Ragtime

    Conductor and piano -  Skitch Henderson

    Vocals - Michael Maguire

    Centaur CRC 2401

     

    Sources:

    1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynn_Ahrens
    2. http://www.ahrensandflaherty.com/mainpage.html
    3. http://imdb.com/name/nm0014326/bio

     

       

     

     

     

     



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