The Programs in Theater and Music Theater host Kurt Deutsch, President and Founder of Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records and SVP of Theatre and Catalogue Development of Warner/Chappell Music, for a conversation about the recording and music publishing business as part of the spring course, “Race and the American Musical from Minstrelsy to Hamilton,” led by Professor of Theater Stacy Wolf.


Presented in cosponsorship with Princeton’s Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education.



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Producer Kurt Deutsch. Photo by Alex Turshen

Kurt Deutsch is an actor, director, record producer and film producer. Warner/Chappell Music, and Sh-K-Boom Records, a division of Warner Arts Music, has over 150 albums in its catalog, including The Book of Mormon; In the Heights, the Original Cast Recording; Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and New Off-Broadway Cast Recordings of The Last Five Years; Beautiful: The Carole King Musical; Next to Normal; the 2009 revival of Hair; Legally Blonde: The Musical; Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, and many more Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. A recipient of several Grammy Awards, Deutsch received his first Grammy in 2009 as co-producer for Best Musical Show Album for The Original Broadway Cast Album In The Heights. As an actor, Deutsch has appeared on Broadway in Broadway Bound and A Few Good Men, in regional theaters around the country, as a series regular on the television series The Human Factor and Winnetka Road, and as a guest star on Sex and the City, Law & Order, Quantum Leap, Matlock, and Models Inc. His film roles include The Eye of the Storm, The First To Go and Labor Pains.


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  • Program in Music Theater
  • Keller Center
  • Program in Theater