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Frank Wildhorn

 
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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 ... (read complete bio)
 

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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 ... (read complete bio)

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Frank Wildhorn Biography

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 Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Music
Frank Wildhorn, Bonnie & Clyde
 
Tony Awards - 2012 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Frank Wildhorn, Bonnie & Clyde
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Music Gold Star
Frank Wildhorn, The Scarlet Pimpernel
 
Tony Awards - 1999 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Frank Wildhorn, The Civil War
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1998 - Outstanding Lyrics
Frank Wildhorn, The Scarlet Pimpernel

Frank Wildhorn News

Young Artists of America to Present Youth Premiere of Frank Wildhorn's WONDERLAND Photo Young Artists of America to Present Youth Premiere of Frank Wildhorn's WONDERLAND
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 21, 2022

On Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 7:00pm at the Music Center at Strathmore, Young Artists of America will present the youth premiere of Frank Wildhorn’s brilliant WONDERLAND, featuring his dynamic and eclectic score, with brand new symphonic orchestrations by Kim Scharnberg. 

Black Friday Starts Here - Catch BONNIE & CLYDE THE MUSICAL From Just £15! Photo Black Friday Starts Here - Catch BONNIE & CLYDE THE MUSICAL From Just £15!
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Nov 18, 2022

It's the start of our Black Friday deals-catch Bonnie And Clyde from just £15!

Lesli Margherita, Simon Pearl & More Join YOUR OWN THING Benefit Performance at Red B Photo Lesli Margherita, Simon Pearl & More Join YOUR OWN THING Benefit Performance at Red Bull Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 10, 2022

RED BULL THEATER has announced that Lesli Margherita, Simon Pearl, Michael Pilato, and Vaden Thurgood have been added to the cast of their one-night-only benefit performance of the hit 1968 rock musical Your Own Thing.

Pittsburgh CLO Presents HERE YOU COME AGAIN in January Photo Pittsburgh CLO Presents HERE YOU COME AGAIN in January
by Stephi Wild - Nov 10, 2022

Pittsburgh CLO presents a new musical, HERE YOU COME AGAIN written by Bruce Vilanch, Gabriel Barre, and Tricia Paoluccio, with songs by Dolly Parton (and others) January 12 ‚Äď 29 at the Pittsburgh Playhouse. HERE YOU COME AGAIN is presented by Pittsburgh CLO Kara Cabaret Series and produced in association with The Pittsburgh Playhouse.

Janet Dacal Will Perform at PSO Holiday POPS! Concert Next Month Photo Janet Dacal Will Perform at PSO Holiday POPS! Concert Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Nov 10, 2022

The Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) invites music lovers of all ages to celebrate the season at its December 17 Holiday POPS! concert featuring Broadway singer Janet Dacal (In the Heights, Prince of Broadway, Wonderland, The Band's Visit‚ÄďNational Tour).

Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN to be Presented at The Lyceum Theater Directed by Broadwa Photo Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN to be Presented at The Lyceum Theater Directed by Broadway's Nikki Snelson
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 9, 2022

Vanguard University's department of theatre arts will present the musical adaptation of the 1940's Christmas movie classic, Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn. The production is presented in the Lyceum Theater on the Vanguard University campus, beginning November 18th, 2022 and running three weekends through December 11th. 

Frances Mayli McCann and Jordan Luke Gage Will Lead BONNIE & CLYDE THE MUSICAL in Mar Photo Frances Mayli McCann and Jordan Luke Gage Will Lead BONNIE & CLYDE THE MUSICAL in March 2023
by Stephi Wild - Nov 7, 2022

West End stars Frances Mayli McCann and Jordan Luke Gage will reunite as the titular pair in BONNIE & CLYDE THE MUSICAL at The Garrick Theatre from Saturday 4 March 2023 for a strictly limited 11-week season.

Review: THE DANUBE SYMPHONY at Wiener Musikverein Photo Review: THE DANUBE SYMPHONY at Wiener Musikverein
by Martin Ganeider - Nov 6, 2022

What did our critic think of THE DANUBE SYMPHONY at Wiener Musikverein?

Video: Watch the Vienna Symphony Orchestra Rehearse Frank Wildhorn's 'Danube Symphony Photo Video: Watch the Vienna Symphony Orchestra Rehearse Frank Wildhorn's 'Danube Symphony'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 5, 2022

Watch a rehearsal of the world premiere of Frank Wildhorn's 'Danube Symphony' performed by the Vienna Symphony Orchestra.

THE FOUR PHANTOMS In Concert Coming To The Stranahan Theater, November 6 Photo THE FOUR PHANTOMS In Concert Coming To The Stranahan Theater, November 6
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 26, 2022

The American Theatre Guild presents the Toledo engagement of THE FOUR PHANTOMS IN CONCERT. This production is part of the BROADWAY IN TOLEDO SERIES and will take the Stranahan Theater stage November 6, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.

Frank Wildhorn Videos

Video: Watch the Vienna Symphony Orchestra Rehearse Frank Wildhorn's 'Danube Symphony Videoplay
Video: Watch the Vienna Symphony Orchestra Rehearse Frank Wildhorn's 'Danube Symphony'

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 5, 2022

Watch a rehearsal of the world premiere of Frank Wildhorn's 'Danube Symphony' performed by the Vienna Symphony Orchestra.

Listen to a Track from Frank Wildhorn's New Musical- THE SONG OF BERNADETTE Videoplay
Listen to a Track from Frank Wildhorn's New Musical- THE SONG OF BERNADETTE

by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 26, 2022

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, a new Frank Wildhorn musical is on the way! The Song of Bernadette is set to premiere at Milwaukee's Skylight Music Theatre in May 2023. Get a first listen to a sing from the new show.

VIDEO: First Look at THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO at Tuacahn Amphitheatre Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO at Tuacahn Amphitheatre

by Stage Tube - Sep 23, 2021

From the Tony Award-nominated composer of The Scarlet Pimpernel and Jekyll & Hyde comes this swashbuckling musical adventure of vengeance, mercy, and the redemptive power of love.

VIDEO: Jose Llana Performs 'You Raise Me Up' as Part of Lincoln Center's Restart Stag Videoplay
VIDEO: Jose Llana Performs 'You Raise Me Up' as Part of Lincoln Center's Restart Stages

by Stage Tube - Aug 22, 2021

An all new excerpt has been released by Lincoln Center from Jose Llana's special concert for the Philippine Nurses Association of America, performed in Damrosch Park earlier this summer.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Frank Wildhorn's MONTE CRISTO - In Cinemas 3/19 Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At Frank Wildhorn's MONTE CRISTO - In Cinemas 3/19

by Alan Henry - Mar 16, 2021

A recorded version of Frank Wildhorn and Jack Murphy's musical, MONTE CRISTO, recently will be shows in cinemas in South Korea beginning March 19th, 2021. The production stars a number of Korean stars in the new musical based on the classic Alexandre Dumas novel.

VIDEO: Quentin Garzon, Devin Ilaw, and Alan Ariano Perform 'Secrets & Lies' From DEAT Videoplay
VIDEO: Quentin Garzon, Devin Ilaw, and Alan Ariano Perform 'Secrets & Lies' From DEATH NOTE

by Stage Tube - Oct 9, 2020

Quentin Garzon has released a new virtual performance, this time taking on 'Secret & Lies' from Death Note.

Broadway Rewind: THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL Returns with Tony Yazbeck, Corey Cott, Laura O Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL Returns with Tony Yazbeck, Corey Cott, Laura Osnes & More!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 13, 2020

Today we rewind to 2019 for Manhattan Concert Productions' presentation of The Scarlet Pimpernel. Directed by Gabriel Barre, it starred Tony Yazbeck, Laura Osnes, Corey Cott, Norm Lewis, Dana Costello, Drew Gehling and more.

VIDEO: Laura Osnes, Jeremy Jordan, Kerry Ellis, Janet Dacal and More Sing 'Finding Wo Videoplay
VIDEO: Laura Osnes, Jeremy Jordan, Kerry Ellis, Janet Dacal and More Sing 'Finding Wonderland'

by Stage Tube - Jul 10, 2020

Frank Wildhorn and more than sixty members of the Wildhorn Musical family simultaneously world premiered a video featuring¬†53¬†singers from¬†12¬†countries, representing¬†17¬†of his musicals, performing the powerful, ‚ÄúFinding Wonderland,‚ÄĚ from the Broadway musical,¬†Wonderland on Friday, July 10th at 9am ET.¬†

Broadway Rewind: BONNIE & CLYDE Steals the Spotlight in 2011! Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: BONNIE & CLYDE Steals the Spotlight in 2011!

by BroadwayWorld TV - May 31, 2020

Today we rewind to 2011 for opening night of Bonnie & Clyde, starring Laura Osnes and Jeremy Jordan as the title duo. Bonnie & Clyde, featuring music by Frank Wildhorn, opened on December 1 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, where it ran for 36 performances. In the show, two small-town kids from the middle of nowhere became the biggest folk heroes in all America. They craved adventure-and each other. Their names were Bonnie and Clyde and now, this sexy new musical has claimed the Schoenfeld Theatre as its hideout.

VIDEO: Linda Eder Records 2020 Edition of 'Something to Believe In' Videoplay
VIDEO: Linda Eder Records 2020 Edition of 'Something to Believe In'

by Stage Tube - May 3, 2020

Linda Eder's song Something to Believe In was first released in the 1990s. Now, she is back with an all new recording of the song, recorded in her basement!


Frank Wildhorn Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Frank Wildhorn written?
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).

What awards has Frank Wildhorn been nominated for?
Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Bonnie & Clyde , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Bonnie & Clyde , Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for The Scarlet Pimpernel Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for The Civil War and Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for The Scarlet Pimpernel .

What awards has Frank Wildhorn won?
Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for The Scarlet Pimpernel.


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@FrankWildhorn - 11/9/22 02:53pm 25 years ago! #TheScarletPimpernel Thanks @TKTS for your vote for a revival! #Wildhornmusicalfamily


@FrankWildhorn - 11/9/22 02:47pm Still pinching myself and SO happy to have this clip from the Vienna Symphony premiere of "Danube Symphony" which f… https://t.co/JgRchC90Iw


@FrankWildhorn - 11/7/22 10:23am Just posted a photo https://t.co/k9v77PeEBZ


@FrankWildhorn - 11/6/22 03:50pm Still flying from the @viennasymphony premiere of "Danube Symphony" - Dahnke @orfonline for this Gala coverage! https://t.co/TJIRrHHhvj


@FrankWildhorn - 11/4/22 02:56pm Just posted a photo @ Vienna - Austria https://t.co/1iDdb9YV2P


@FrankWildhorn - 11/3/22 11:19am Just posted a photo @ Vienna, Austria https://t.co/CCJA64ifcI


@FrankWildhorn - 11/2/22 05:10pm Thank you @orfonline for this awesome profile on the @viennasymphony World Premiere of the "Danube Symphony" and th… https://t.co/vggpqAgNX5


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