Craig Bohmler (b.1956) is primarily a composer for the lyric theater and the solo voice. He has written 3 operas, 10 musicals, 150 art songs, choral, orchestral and chamber works, including operas for Houston Grand Opera, Opera San Jose, and Arizona Opera. Off-Broadway and West End musicals include Gunmetal Blues and Enter the Guardsman (Grand Prize Winner-International Musical of the Year). He has been a coach for Houston Grand Opera, Opera San Jose and was Musical director at he Banff Centre for the Arts for 3 seasons. He has received 3 NEA grants and 3 Meet the Composer grants, ASCAP, Dramatist’s Guild, BMI and Guthrie awards. His works are published by Theatrical Rights Worldwide, Samuel French and Santa Barbara Music Publishing, and recorded by Columbus, Centaur, Original Cast, and BMS records.