Photo Flash: Frank Wildhorn, Capathia Jenkins and More Perform in FRANK & FRIENDS at Birdland
Every month at Birdland, the Grammy and Tony nominated composer Frank Wildhorn gathers up some brilliantly talented friends and a rocking band for "Frank & Friends." The one-night-only concert celebrates the songs and favorite performers from the composer's wide range of work in pop and theatrical music, with all proceeds going to The Actors Fund. This past Monday, Frank's pals included Las Vegas and supperclub headliner Clint Holmes and Broadway mainstay Capathia Jenkins. (Holmes has recently been traveling the country singing Wildhorn's songs and praises, and Jenkins made her Broadway debut in the composer's production of The Civil War before starring in Caroline, Or Change and Newsies.)
Both singers are dazzling interpreters of the Wildhorn songbook, bringing passion, swing, humor and bold vocals to the material. Wildhorn, once again, proved to be a warm, witty and affable host, all the while providing smart accompaniment at the piano. Material was wide-ranging, from well-known theatrical hits to a Whitney Houston ballad that had the house swooning and singing along.
Photo Credit: Seth Walters
Frank and Friends
Frank and the Band