Frank Wildhorn

Multi-Grammy, Tony, and Emmy 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 (Tony Award nominated for Best Score).  Also for Broadway: Dracula, Victor/Victoria, Wonderland, Bonnie & Clyde (Tony Award nominated for Best Score), and the 2013 revival of Jekyll & Hyde.  Frank recently had his West End debut with a new production of Bonnie & Clyde.   Other international shows include 21 titles in Japan and 16 in South Korea (where Jekyll & Hyde is the longest running American show): Your Lie in April, Fist of the North Star, Excalibur/Artus, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Count of Monte Cristo, Carmen, Rudolf, Mitsuko, Never Say Goodbye, Camille Claudel, Tears of Heaven, Death Note, Mata Hari, and The Man Who Laughs.  Upcoming: Song of Bernadette, Kung-Fu Masters, Huberman, and Casanova.  Frank was recently commissioned for his first full-length classical symphony, Donau Symphonie, inspired by the Danube River (set to premiere in Vienna in 2022).  Frank is the only composer to have had three Broadway shows running simultaneously, a number one international hit song, and a full-length symphony.  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. He 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, Blues Traveler, Patti LaBelle, Anthony Warlow, to name a few.  Frank was awarded an honorary doctorate from Marymount Manhattan College in 2014.  Father to Justin Samuel and Jake Ryan.