BONNIE & CLYDE Opens on Broadway Tonight
Frank Wildhorn (Composer)Multi-Grammy and Tony Award nominated composer/producer Frank Wildhorn's works span the worlds of popular, theatrical, and classical music. In 1999, Frank became the first American composer in 22 years to have three shows running simultaneously on Broadway: Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Civil War. Also for Broadway: Dracula and Victor/Victoria. Frank produced Harlem Song the famed Apollo Theatre. International: Cyrano, The Count of Monte Cristo, Carmen, Rudolf, Mitsuko, Never Say Goodbye, Camille Claudel, and Tears of Heaven. He currently has his own label deal (Soul Bear Records) with Sony Masterworks. International recording partnership, MWB (Music Without Borders), with MG-Sound/Vienna. Frank served as music director for the Goodwill Games in New York City (1998). He wrote the song "Gold", the opening number for the 2002 Winter Olympics. Received the prestigious Charles Dickens Award from USC, where there is a scholarship under his name. Among the artists who have recorded and performed Frank's works: 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, Johnny Mathis, Linda Eder, FrEddie Jackson, Trisha Yearwood, Stacy Lattisaw, Molly Hatchet, Blues Traveler, Trace Adkins, Patti LaBelle, Jeffrey Osborne, BeBe Winans, Amy Grant, Anthony Warlow, to name a few. Associate artist at the Alley Theatre in Houston. Upcoming: Havana. Father to Justin Samuel and Jake Ryan.
Jeff Calhoun (Direction & Musical Staging) Broadway: Grey Gardens (Musical Staging), Deaf West's Big River (Director/Choreographer: 2004 Tony Award Tony Honor for Excellence in Theatre), Brooklyn (Producer/Director/Choreographer), Annie Get Your Gun (Co-Choreographer with Graciela Daniele: 1999 Tony Award, Best Revival), Grease! (Director/Choreographer: 1994 Tony Nomination, Best Choreography), Tommy Tune Tonite! (Directing Debut), The Will Rogers Follies (Associate Choreographer), My One & Only (Replaced the vacationing Tommy Tune). West End/International: Disney's High School Musical 1 & 2: On Stage! (Director). Regional/National Tour: Disney's Newsies (Director) Paper Mill Playhouse, Bonnie & Clyde (Director/Musical Staging: San Diego Critics Circle Awards for "Outstanding New Musical" and "Outstanding Direction of a Musical") Asolo Repertory Theatre and La Jolla Playhouse, Jane Austen's Emma: A Musical Romantic Comedy (Director/Choreographer) The Old Globe, Dolly Parton's 9 to 5 the musical (Director) 1st National Tour, Deaf West's Pippin (Director/Choreographer) Mark Taper Forum, Disney's High School Musical: On Tour! (Director) Disney Theatricals, The Civil War (Director) Ford's Theatre. Jeff is an Associate Artist at Ford's Theatre.
John McDaniel (Music supervision/Orchestrations/Arrangements) Television: "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" (two Emmy Awards), Friar's Roasts '99-'02, Tony Awards '97-'00, A Rosie Christmas. Broadway: Catch Me If You Can, Brooklyn (also Producer), Annie Get Your Gun, Taboo, Chicago, Grease, Patti LuPone on Broadway. Recordings as Producer: Annie Get Your Gun (Grammy Award), The Maury Yeston Songbook, Brooklyn, Taboo, The Journey Home (Malcolm Gets), John McDaniel at the Piano (Broadway, Christmas, Compositions and Live at Joe's Pub). Recent: Happy Days (national tour), nightclub debut of Tyne Dale, guest conductor at major symphony orchestras, including San Francisco and his hometown St. Louis Symphony.
Photo Credit: Nathan Johnson