Frank Wildhorn Biography

Gender: Male

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

(winners are in red)

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
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