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Frank Wildhorn to Perform at Marymount Manhattan Gala Celebrating His Work, 4/28


On Monday evening, April 28, 2014, Marymount Manhattan College (MMC) will host the President's Gala, a very special evening honoring Grammy and Tony Award nominated composer, lyricist, and producer Frank Wildhorn. Wildhorn, a multi-Grammy and Tony Award nominated composer/producer has produced work that spans 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, and The Civil War. Also for Broadway: Dracula, Victor/Victoria, Wonderland, Bonnie & Clyde (Tony Award nominated for Best Score), and the 2013 revival of Jekyll & Hyde. Frank produced Harlem Song at the famed Apollo Theatre. International: Cyrano, The Count of Monte Cristo, Carmen, Rudolf, Mitsuko, Never Say Goodbye, Camille Claudel, Tears of Heaven, Mata Hari, The Man Who Laughs, and Excalibur.

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, and 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, and Anthony Warlow, to name a few.

Mr. Wildhorn is a close friend of MMC having mentored several of the College's graduates and was instrumental in launching their careers. Frank also serves as an associate artist at the Alley Theatre in Houston. He has two sons, Justin Samuel and Jake Ryan.

Guests will enjoy cocktails, dinner, silent and live auctions, and the highlight of the evening, a special performance by Frank Wildhorn along with Broadway actors, Marymount Manhattan College alumni, and current students at Gotham Hall, located at 36th and Broadway.

All net proceeds of the President's Gala go to support need-based student scholarships. For tickets and more information, please contact Caitlin Kirklin at 212-517-0471 or email at

Marymount Manhattan College: 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. For more information about Marymount Manhattan College, visit

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