Alice Ripley, Marc Kudisch & More Set for Marymount Manhattan College's Gala Celebrating Frank Wildhorn Tonight

Alice Ripley, Marc Kudisch & More Set for Marymount Manhattan College's Gala Celebrating Frank Wildhorn Tonight

Robert Cuccioli, Rachel York, Alice Ripley, Karen Mason, Marc Kudisch, Shannon Lewis, Martin Charnin and Shelly Burch will join Marymount Manhattan College in celebrating Frank Wildhorn at Gotham Hall tonight--April 28, 2014 at 6:30pm.

Guests will enjoy cocktails, dinner, silent and live auctions. A highlight of the evening will be Frank Wildhorn in a performance of his show Frank & Friends starring Rob Evan, Adrienne Warren, Emmy Raver-Lampman and Jason Gotay. The evening is a benefit for Marymount Manhattan College. Proceeds will provide student scholarships.

Frank Wildhorn, a multi-Grammy and Tony Award nominated composer/producer, has produced works that span the worlds of popular, theatrical and classical music. In 1999, Mr. Wildhorn became the first American composer in 22 years to have three shows running simultaneously on Broadway: Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel and The Civil War. His score for Bonnie & Clyde was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Score. Mr. Wildhorn produced Harlem Song at the famed Apollo Theatre. His international productions include Cyrano, The Count of Monte Cristo and Carmen, among others. Mr. Wildhorn served as music director for the Goodwill Games in New York City in 1998. He composed "Gold," the opening number for the 2002 Winter Olympics, and received the prestigious Charles Dickens Award from USC, where there is a scholarship under his name. Artists who have recorded and performed Mr. Wildhorn's works include Whitney Houston (#1 international hit, "Where Do Broken Hearts Go?"); Natalie Cole; Kenny Rogers; Sammy Davis, Jr.; Liza Minnelli; Julie Andrews; Hootie & the Blowfish; The Moody Blues; Freddie Jackson; Trisha Yearwood; Molly Hatchet; Blues Traveler; Trace Adkins; Patti LaBelle; Amy Grant and more. Mr. Wildhorn is a close friend of MMC, having mentored several of the College's graduates and was instrumental in launching their careers.

Marymount Manhattan College (MMC), founded in 1936, is an urban, independent, liberal arts, four-year College. Located on Manhattan's Upper East Side, the College provides an intimate academic and artistic environment in which intellectual achievement and personal growth are fostered within its student body. MMC enrolls approximately 1,600 undergraduate students, from 42 states and 60 countries, and offers a student/faculty ratio of 12:1. Visit: www.mmm.edu http://www.mmm.edu/gala/

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