Frank Wildhorn quotes

  • When you are writing for an artist you are trying to get into that artist's point of view. What does that artist want to say? What do they care about? And musically, you want to show off that artist.
    -- Frank Wildhorn

    #Writing #Artist #Views

  • When you have so many projects to nurture, one or two get real excited and raise their hands. The reaction from it tells when it's time and where to go. I usually have about a half a dozen titles in development; researchers researching and people doing cover. I'm exploring musical vocabularies I want to explore, different genres, and constantly reading things.
    -- Frank Wildhorn

    #Real #Reading #Hands

  • If my life is not crazy and complicated, then something's wrong. I'm happiest when it is, and the fact of the matter is, it's what keeps me fresh.
    -- Frank Wildhorn

    #Crazy #Matter #Facts

  • When I was a teenager in a band playing, everything was great. I still don't feel any different. I still wake up with the same love and passion as when I did this with the band. Because my life in music has let me live the kind of life that I've loved, and I've been able to share it with others and take care of the people I love.
    -- Frank Wildhorn

    #Teenager #Passion #People

  • I feel my work is a success in so far as I get to wake up every morning and do what I love to do more than anything in the world.
    -- Frank Wildhorn

    #Morning #Wake Up #World

  • There's a tendency for people in New York to think the world exists between the East and the Hudson Rivers, and I don't share that opinion. To me the world is a big place and I try to reach people everywhere. Listen, if I'm nothing else, I feel I've been a man of the people. I'm not going to pretend to be one of those snobby New York theater people.
    -- Frank Wildhorn

    #New York #Men #Thinking

  • I enjoy the kind of characters that allow you to write the dark stuff. I love Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky, and when I'm writing for Dracula or Jekyll & Hyde, I get a chance to use that vocabulary.
    -- Frank Wildhorn

    #Character #Writing #Dark

  • I love the gothic literature. It always has such great stories with characters bigger than life and the stakes are always high. And because there's always a wolf at the door, the emotions are high; the romance, the sexuality, friendships, and relationships. You don't know if the guy kissing you one minute is going to bite you the next. This heightens all of the sensibilities and emotions, and therefore, it sings to me. And that's where the music comes from.
    -- Frank Wildhorn

    #Character #Kissing #Doors

  • The music takes on all different jobs and hopefully is part of telling the story. Each song has to be a story unto itself. It's a very different set of muscles.
    -- Frank Wildhorn

    #Song #Jobs #Different

  • Writing for the theater is a whole different can of fish. The music now has the responsibility of so many things. The plot could be giving you different views of the character; the emotional highlights of a moment.
    -- Frank Wildhorn

    #Character #Responsibility #Writing

  • When the theater is gothic it matches the sensibility of the show. It's also very intimate. The audience is very close to the performers. The show is scary and the scary stuff always works best with an intimacy with the audience. And the show is erotic, and I think erotic always works best when it's close to the audience, as well.
    -- Frank Wildhorn

    #Thinking #Scary #Stuff