Craig Bohmler

Craig Bohmler is a composer, pianist and conductor whose works have been frequently performed in Europe and North America. Primarily a composer for the lyric theater and the solo voice, Mr. Bohmler has three operas and nine musicals to his credit as well as 150 songs and numerous choral works. He has written operas for the Houston Grand Opera, Opera San Jose, and The Banff Centre. His musicals are performed regularly. GUNMETAL BLUES has had over 110 productions. ENTER THE GUARDSMAN won first prize in the International Musical of the Year competition and premiered in London’s West End. Both musicals have played Off-Broadway. THE QUILTMAKER’S GIFT was commissioned by Phoenix theatre where it is an annual holiday offering. It has subsequently had several productions nationwide. MOUNTAIN DAYS had a theatre built for it so it could become an annual event. It has had its 5th production. His most recent commission THE HAUNTING OF WINCHESTER opened the San Jose Repertory Theatre’s 25th anniversary season. Mr. Bohmler has been the recipient of several grants including three NEA grants and two “meet the composer” grants. His works are also published by Santa Barbara Music Publishing, Dramatic Publishing, Samuel French and TRW as well as recorded by Columbus, Centaur, Original Cast, and BMS records. More detailed information and recordings may be found at