Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Constantine Maroulis and More Join Frank Wildhorn for FRANK & FRIENDS at Birdland

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Yesterday, August 13, Broadway at Birdland presented multi-Grammy and Tony-nominated composer Frank Wildhorn in his monthly concert series called "Frank & Friends." Joining Frank onstage were Constantine Maroulis (upcoming star of Jekyll & Hyde), Laura Osnes (Tony nominee/Bonnie & Clyde and upcoming Cinderella), Melissa van Der Schyff (Bonnie & Clyde) and Stark Sands (upcoming Kinky Boots).

The series of very special one-night-only concerts will celebrate the songs and favorite performers from the composer's wide range of work in popular, jazz, theatrical and classical music. All profits will go to The Actors Fund, a nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals in the performing arts and entertainment. Jason Howland will act as musical director.

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, Victor/Victoria, Wonderland, and Bonnie & Clyde (Tony Award nominated for Best Score). Frank produced Harlem Song at the famed Apollo Theatre. International: Cyrano, The Count of Monte Cristo, Carmen, Rudolf, Mitsuko, Never Say Goodbye, Camille Claudel, and Tears of Heaven. 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. He 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.

Photo Credit: Seth Walters

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Constantine Maroulis and More Join Frank Wildhorn for FRANK & FRIENDS at Birdland

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Constantine Maroulis and More Join Frank Wildhorn for FRANK & FRIENDS at Birdland
Frank Wildhorn, Laura Osnes, Melissa van Der Schyff and Stark Sands

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Constantine Maroulis and More Join Frank Wildhorn for FRANK & FRIENDS at Birdland
Frank Wildhorn and Melissa van Der Schyff

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Constantine Maroulis and More Join Frank Wildhorn for FRANK & FRIENDS at Birdland
Frank Wildhorn, Laura Osnes and Melissa van Der Schyff

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Constantine Maroulis and More Join Frank Wildhorn for FRANK & FRIENDS at Birdland
Frank Wildhorn and Constantine Maroulis

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Constantine Maroulis and More Join Frank Wildhorn for FRANK & FRIENDS at Birdland
Deborah Cox and Constantine Maroulis

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Constantine Maroulis and More Join Frank Wildhorn for FRANK & FRIENDS at Birdland
Deborah Cox and Constantine Maroulis

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Constantine Maroulis and More Join Frank Wildhorn for FRANK & FRIENDS at Birdland
Constantine Maroulis

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Constantine Maroulis and More Join Frank Wildhorn for FRANK & FRIENDS at Birdland
Constantine Maroulis

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Constantine Maroulis and More Join Frank Wildhorn for FRANK & FRIENDS at Birdland
Constantine Maroulis

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Constantine Maroulis and More Join Frank Wildhorn for FRANK & FRIENDS at Birdland
Constantine Maroulis, Megan Hilty and Brian Gallagher

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Constantine Maroulis and More Join Frank Wildhorn for FRANK & FRIENDS at Birdland
Constantine Maroulis, Megan Hilty and Brian Gallagher

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Constantine Maroulis and More Join Frank Wildhorn for FRANK & FRIENDS at Birdland
Constantine Maroulis and Laura Osnes

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Constantine Maroulis and More Join Frank Wildhorn for FRANK & FRIENDS at Birdland
Constantine Maroulis and Deborah Cox

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Constantine Maroulis and More Join Frank Wildhorn for FRANK & FRIENDS at Birdland
Constantine Maroulis, Laura Osnes, Stark Sands and Melissa van Der Schyff

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Constantine Maroulis and More Join Frank Wildhorn for FRANK & FRIENDS at Birdland
Atmostphere

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Constantine Maroulis and More Join Frank Wildhorn for FRANK & FRIENDS at Birdland
Melissa van Der Schyff

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Constantine Maroulis and More Join Frank Wildhorn for FRANK & FRIENDS at Birdland
Megan Hilty and Brian Gallagher

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Constantine Maroulis and More Join Frank Wildhorn for FRANK & FRIENDS at Birdland
Laura Osnes

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Constantine Maroulis and More Join Frank Wildhorn for FRANK & FRIENDS at Birdland
Laura Osnes

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Constantine Maroulis and More Join Frank Wildhorn for FRANK & FRIENDS at Birdland
Laura Osnes

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Constantine Maroulis and More Join Frank Wildhorn for FRANK & FRIENDS at Birdland
Laura Osnes and Melissa van Der Schyff

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Constantine Maroulis and More Join Frank Wildhorn for FRANK & FRIENDS at Birdland
Laura Osnes and Jim Caruso

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Constantine Maroulis and More Join Frank Wildhorn for FRANK & FRIENDS at Birdland
Gianni Valenti and Frank Wildhorn

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Constantine Maroulis and More Join Frank Wildhorn for FRANK & FRIENDS at Birdland
Frank Wildhorn and Laura Osnes

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Constantine Maroulis and More Join Frank Wildhorn for FRANK & FRIENDS at Birdland
Tim Pinckney and Jim Caruso

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Constantine Maroulis and More Join Frank Wildhorn for FRANK & FRIENDS at Birdland
Stark Sands

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Constantine Maroulis and More Join Frank Wildhorn for FRANK & FRIENDS at Birdland
Stark Sands

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Constantine Maroulis and More Join Frank Wildhorn for FRANK & FRIENDS at Birdland
Stark Sands

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Constantine Maroulis and More Join Frank Wildhorn for FRANK & FRIENDS at Birdland
Stark Sands and Laura Osnes

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Constantine Maroulis and More Join Frank Wildhorn for FRANK & FRIENDS at Birdland
Ryan Silverman and Ashley Brown

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Constantine Maroulis and More Join Frank Wildhorn for FRANK & FRIENDS at Birdland
Jim Caruso, Megan Hilty and Brian Gallagher

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Constantine Maroulis and More Join Frank Wildhorn for FRANK & FRIENDS at Birdland

 

 

 

 

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