Join us for the 2019 Wish Ball, another wonderful Evening of Wishes on Friday, May 3rd, at Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Briarcliff Manor.
Enjoy a night of dinner, auction and musical performance by world renowned composer, Frank Wildhorn, all to benefit Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley. Take in the views of the Hudson River from historic Sleepy Hollow Country Club while learning how together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.
Multi-Grammy, Tony, and Emmy Award nominated composer/producer Frank Wildhorn's works span the worldsof 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 produced Harlem Song at the famed Apollo Theatre. International: Excalibur/Artus, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Count of Monte Cristo, Carmen, Rudolf, Mitsuko, Never Say Goodbye, Camille Claudel, Tears of Heaven, and Death Note. Upcoming: Mata Hari at the Moulin Rouge, The Man Who Laughs, Song of Bernadette, and Casanova. 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. Awarded an honorary doctorate from Marymount Manhattan College in 2014. Father to Justin Samuel and Jake Ryan.