Frank Owens



Frank Owens is a renowned pianist, arranger, and music director celebrated for his contributions to Broadway, including leading roles in productions like “Ain’t Misbehavin’”, “Uptown It’s Hot!”, and “Sophisticated Ladies”. His vast theatrical experience also features performances in “Black Broadway”, “Don’t Play Us Cheap”, and his creation, “Shades of Harlem”. Beyond the stage, Owens served as the musical director for the debut David Letterman Show and played a pivotal role in TV hits such as “It’s Showtime at the Apollo”. His collaborations include icons like Johnny Mathis, Lena Horne, John Denver, and Keith David. Among his accolades, Owens clinched the Virtuoso Award after winning the NARAS MVP award for acoustic piano five times. He’s also recognized for dance arrangements in “The Wiz” film and a gold record for Tony Orlando and Dawn’s “Tie a Yellow Ribbon ‘Round the Old Oak Tree”. Beyond the studio, Owens has graced stages at Mortimer’s, the Hotel Carlyle, and the annual Tap Extravaganza in NYC. As a recording artist, standout albums include “Oliver! Ole!” and “In Performance”. Each August, he’s a highlight of Bryant Park’s “Piano in the Park” Series. Recently, Owens has contributed to the Maryland Youth Ballet and The Washington School of Ballet, and produced a tribute concert for Erroll Garner at BMCC’s Performing Arts Center.