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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: Bonnie & Clyde, 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.

Frank Wildhorn Photos

Frank Wildhorn Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Music

Frank Wildhorn, Bonnie & Clyde

Drama Desk Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Music

Frank Wildhorn, The Scarlet Pimpernel

Drama Desk Awards - 1998 - Outstanding Lyrics

Frank Wildhorn, The Scarlet Pimpernel

Frank Wildhorn Videos

Frank Wildhorn News

BONNIE & CLYDE Comes to TheatreZone in January

Bonnie & Clyde: The Musical is the electrifying, true story of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, set to a Tony Award-nominated musical score of power ballads and jazz and blues numbers by the legendary Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, Civil War, Dracula). The musical, to be performed by Naples' TheatreZone Jan. 11-21, follows the arc of youthful fantasies gone terribly wrong.

Full Cast Set for the UK Tour of BONNIE & CLYDE THE MUSICAL

Fan-favourite and winner of Best New Musical (What’sOnStage Awards 2023), BONNIE & CLYDE THE MUSICAL has announced full casting for the production’s first ever UK & Ireland tour in 2024.

YOUR LIE IN APRIL Manga Will Be Adapted to a Musical With Music by Frank Wildhorn

After 10 sold-out West End performances of ‘Death Note The Musical in Concert’, its producers are to stage the European premiere of another musical adaptation of a manga favourite story, ‘Your Lie in April - The Musical’, which also has music by Multi-Grammy, Tony, and Emmy Award nominated Broadway composer Frank Wildhorn.

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld November 29th, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is November 29, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours: 

Utah Symphony Celebrates the Holiday Season with a Festive End-of-Year Line-Up

The Utah Symphony has a long history of bringing its community together through music at the holidays—and this year is no different! This winter season, the Utah Symphony presents a variety of festive concert performances which begins with the return of the community-favorite Messiah Sing-In tradition with the Utah Opera Chorus—a celebratory event that invites audience members to sing along with Handel's beloved oratorio.

Full Cast Set For DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES, Starring Kelli O'Hara and Brian d'Arcy James

Complete casting has been announced for the Broadway premiere of Days of Wine and Roses, starring Kelli O'Hara and Brian d'Arcy James. Learn more about who else is in the cast here!

Marilyn Maye, John Lloyd Young and More To Take The Stage At 54 Below

Join us next week at 54 Below for an unforgettable performance by the legendary Marilyn Maye. Don't miss this incredible night of music and entertainment.

Interview: Theatre Life with Teal Wicks

Today’s subject Teal Wicks has what is known as the WOW factor. Every time I see her onstage in something, I can’t help using that expletive to describe her performance. Currently, Teal is living her theatre life onstage at Signature Theatre playing the role of Mother in Ragtime. The production runs through January seventh in Signature MAX space.

Cody Saintgnue & Sharon Catherine Brown Join You Gotta Believe's Board Of Believers

You Gotta Believe (YGB) announced today that actor Cody Saintgnue and actress Sharon Catherine Brown will join its Board of Believers, a group of passionate volunteer advocates who dedicate themselves to helping the organization find loving, permanent parents for older children in foster care.

Jenn Gambatese and Sharon Catherine Brown to Join Anika Larsen for the Meet the Parent Discussion Series

Join Broadway stars Jenn Gambatese and Sharon Catherine Brown as they join Tony Award nominee Anika Larsen for a lively and informative discussion on parenthood and a life in the arts.

Leslie Odom Jr., Arielle Jacobs & More to Join The Drama League EMBRACE THE SEASON Gala

Get ready for a night of incredible performances at The Drama League 'Embrace The Season' Gala. Join Leslie Odom Jr., Arielle Jacobs, and other talented artists as they take the stage for an unforgettable evening. Don't miss out on this star-studded event!

Broadway Star Derek Klena to Perform a Veterans Day Concert with the BYU Wind Symphony

Brigham Young University’s brand new Music Building Concert Hall will be the home of For Heroes Proved: Veterans Day Celebration featuring Tony Award nominee Derek Klena and the BYU Wind Symphony on Friday, November 10.

Andrew Zachary Cohen Brings THAT'S HOW IT GOES to 54 Below Next Month

54 Below, Broadway’s Supper Club, presents Andrew Zachary Cohen in That’s How it Goes on November 16th at 9:30 PM.

Review: DRACULA by Opera Del Sol

There’s nothing I like more as a theatre reviewer than experiencing a production completely fresh. And going into a theatre with no prior exposure to a piece is so rare for me these days that when I do have the chance, I jump on it. Such is the case for Opera del Sol’s production of DRACULA, the 2004 Frank Wildhorn musical that was critically panned on Broadway and received new life (cue undead pun) through rewrites in the years since. And in Opera del Sol’s creative and talented hands, the piece is given the chance to breathe and take shape in a bold, creatively inspired and powerfully sung production that is filled with thrills (and chills).

Review: LITTLE BY LITTLE, CUT TOO SHORT, & BROADWAY BOUND Bring Some Pleasures To 54 Below

These three evenings at 54 Below celebrated what some might cavalierly dismiss as missable musical theatre “also-rans,” but they’d be missing out

Review: JEKYLL & HYDE THE MUSICAL at Gettysburg Community Theatre

Every single member of the ensemble performs with full commitment and intensity. This production of Jekyll & Hyde The Musical is, in a word, entrancing. If it were not sold out, this reviewer would see it over and over again.

Photos: First Look at JEKYLL & HYDE at The Wallace Theater

The Wallace Theater presents Jekyll & Hyde the Musical just in time for Halloween! With themed costume nights, ticket tiers, bar services and concessions, it is your only stop for spooky revelry.

Annaleigh Ashford, Lindsay Mendez, Norm Lewis & More To Join The Drama League's EMBRACE THE SEASON Gala

Annaleigh Ashford, Lindsay Mendez, Norm Lewis, Danny Burstein, and more will be performing at The Drama League's 'Embrace The Season' Gala.

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld October 4th, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is  October 4, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.

DEATH NOTE THE MUSICAL Will Release London Concept Album

Following ten sold out performances at London’s Palladium and Lyric theatres, the London Concept Album of Death Note The Musical is coming! Learn more about how to get the album here!


Frank Wildhorn has written 11 shows including Rudolf: The Last Kiss (Composer), Cyrano (Composer), Camille Claudel (Composer), Victor/Victoria (Composer), Jekyll & Hyde (Conceiver), The Scarlet Pimpernel (Composer), The Civil War (Lyricist), Dracula (Composer), Waiting for the Moon (Composer), Bonnie & Clyde (Composer), Wonderland: Alice's New Musical Adventure (Composer).

Frank Wildhorn has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. Some of his notable nominations include Outstanding Music at the Drama Desk Awards for Bonnie & Clyde and The Scarlet Pimpernel, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre at the Tony Awards for Bonnie & Clyde and The Civil War, and Outstanding Lyrics at the Drama Desk Awards for The Scarlet Pimpernel.

Frank Wildhorn has won the Outstanding Music award at the Drama Desk Awards for his work on The Scarlet Pimpernel.

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