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A major creative force in entertainment industry for over thirty years, Daniel Flannery has created award-winning visual, aural, theatrical productions around the world. Celebrated as a scenographer for his visionary ability to translate words and music into compelling, iconic visual images, his involvement begins… Read More
A major creative force in entertainment industry for over thirty years, Daniel Flannery has created award-winning visual, aural, theatrical productions around the world. Celebrated as a scenographer for his visionary ability to translate words and music into compelling, iconic visual images, his involvement begins with a project's initial creative conceptualization and extends through its completion. A Daniel Flannery production exemplifies an authentic cohesive vision deeply integrated into concept, design, and direction, creating an immersive, emotional and transformational experience for the audience.

Today Flannery is immersed in creating and developing original content for live stage spectaculars, Broadway, aquatic attractions and 3D Stereoscopic dome films.. Read Less
In the 1970s Flannery designed the lighting for many productions on and off-Broadway, including original plays presented by the Chelsea Theatre Company. After relocating to Los Angeles the challenges Flannery faced were to transition form the cultural opportunities to more popular entertainment such as the 'Sonny… Read More
In the 1970s Flannery designed the lighting for many productions on and off-Broadway, including original plays presented by the Chelsea Theatre Company. After relocating to Los Angeles the challenges Flannery faced were to transition form the cultural opportunities to more popular entertainment such as the 'Sonny and Cher Concert' tours and a special project for the king, 'Elvis Forever', a stage production show in Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

In 1977, Flannery conceived, designed and directed the 'Original Star Wars Concert', a spectacular "Visual Symphony" at the Hollywood Bowl. This was the first event of its kind, creating a genre of entertainment that continues today. He conceived, directed and produced with Erich Kunzel 'Symphantasy I' and 'Symphantasy II', a nationally televised extravaganza with the Cincinnati Pops and a host of national celebrities, including George Clooney and Kelsey Grammer.

Born and raised in New York, Flannery is a graduate of the prestigious designers program at Lester Polakov's Studio and Forum of Stage Design. He also studied directing at the renowned HB Studio and filmmaking with Scott Bartlett at Columbia University in New York City. Read Less
Today Flannery is Creative Producer for two new Broadway Musicals in development. He has a new stage spectacular in production in China and he is creating a new aquatic attraction in the Middle East.

A pioneer in the creation of water based attractions, Flannery produced 'Water Fantasium' for the Dairinkai Pavil… Read More
Today Flannery is Creative Producer for two new Broadway Musicals in development. He has a new stage spectacular in production in China and he is creating a new aquatic attraction in the Middle East.

A pioneer in the creation of water based attractions, Flannery produced 'Water Fantasium' for the Dairinkai Pavilion at the Osaka 1990 World's Fair, which was voted the Fair's leading attraction. Flannery was a designer on 'Aquacade', the most popular attraction at the New Orleans World's Fair in 1984 where he also served as design consultant to the site architects.


For the 1993 World's Fair in Taejon, Korea, Flannery created and produced the popular 'Fantastic Odyssey', which became a permanent attraction and after 15 years continues to run daily at Lotte World in Seoul. In 1995, Daniel Flannery created a show he produced for Geopolis at the Tokyo Dome, 'Cosmic Symphony' and which continued to run for 12 years. He also served as producer and designer to two-time Oscar Winner John Truscott, the Artistic Director of the Brisbane Australia 1988 World Expo.

In 2005 he teamed up with another Oscar Winner, Production Designer Eugenio Zanetti to produce 'Movistar Magica', an outdoor theatrical spectacle with a cast of over 500 and a stage larger than several football fields. This popular show toured Colombia South America and attracted enormous crowds to the parks and stadiums.


For O.C.T. Flannery produced 'Elements' a live stage spectacular presented nightly at the Huaxia Cultural Arts Theatre in Shenzhen China. This is the first theatrical production commissioned by the Chinese government to be created by foreigners in China. Flannery has maintained his relationship with O.C.T. Chairman Fan Zheng and is co-developing several major projects with them in China.

In the themed entertainment industry Daniel Flannery has an extensive history of developing intellectual property for the major studios. For Universal Studios Flannery served as conceptualist, scenographer and lighting designer on many attractions including 'E.T.', 'Back to the Future', 'King Kong' and 'Conan'. He created the original ‘Nighttime Lagoon Spectacular’ under the artistic direction of Steven Spielberg. He was also the principal lighting designer for the entire architectural and site-scape of both Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure. For Warner Bros. he conceived a nighttime lagoon show with a symphony of classic animated characters. And Flannery served as scenographic consultant to Disney's Imagineering for 'American Adventure' and 'Kitchen Kabaret' at E.P.C.O.T.


As the Director of Photography for the popular television series, 'Roseanne', Flannery revolutionized sitcom lighting design and was awarded four Emmy nominations.

For feature films, Flannery served as creative visual consultant to Bob Zemeckis and Peter Bogdanovich on several projects including 'Forrest Gump', 'Death Becomes Her' and 'Noises Off'. Read Less
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