On Monday, December 17, the monthly "Frank & Friends" concert took place as part of the Broadway at Birdland concert series. Once again, multi-Grammy and Tony nominated composer and host Frank Wildhorn gathered some of his talented pals to sing his pop and theater songs, but this night was extra-special. Over the past few months, Wildhorn has used the concerts to raise funds for The Actors Fund, so to celebrate the years end, he presented a check for $4000 to the Fund's Tim Pinckney.
The starry cast included Jeremy Jordan, LaChanze, Ryan Silverman, James Barbour, Clint Holmes, Laura Osnes, Janet Dacal, Adrienne Warren, Christiane Noll, Jane Monheit, Michael Lanning and Andry Senor, Jr. The special night was a super-sized concert of 26 Wildhorn hits, including songs recorded by Whitney Houston, and hits from Jekyll & Hyde, Bonnie & Clyde, The Civil War and Wonderland.
Plans are underway to continue the Broadway at Birdland/Wildhorn musical relationship, and more "Frank & Friends" concerts will be scheduled in 2013.