Craig Bohmler
Composer

Biography
Based in Phoenix, Craig Bohmler is a devoted composer for the stage whose works, including four operas and ten musicals, have been widely performed in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Japan. Recent projects include The Haunting of Winchester, which opened the San Jose Repertory Theatre’s 25th anniversary season; The Quiltmaker’s Gift, commissioned by the Phoenix Theatre and now enjoying its 25th production; and Sacagawea, based on the Lewis and Clark story and supported by a National Endowment for the Arts grant. Bohmler’s Enter the Guardsman won the grand prize in the International Musical of the Year competition in Denmark and was nominated for Best Musical at the Olivier Awards for its Sam Mendez production in London’s West End. Also produced off-Broadway, Guardsman was recognized by American Theatre Magazine as the Most Produced New Musical in regional theaters in the 2001/02 season. His Gunmetal Blues was produced off-Broadway and in London, in addition to over 200 productions in the United States, Canada, and Japan, and commercially recorded by the Laguna Playhouse. Other operas include The Tale of the Nutcracker, commissioned by Opera San Jose, and The Achilles Heel, which was commissioned by Houston Grand Opera for the HGO Studio and won first prize in the 1995 National Opera Association Competition. Other prizes include awards from ASCAP, Dramatist Guild, and BMI, and grants from Meet the Composer and the National Endowment for the Arts. Updated 6/20/16

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Arizona OperaRiders of the Purple Sage2/28/2020 - 3/8/2020
Arizona OperaRiders of the Purple Sage2/25/2017 - 3/5/2017


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