Bill Francoeur

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Bill Francoeur
Born William Francis Francoeur
(1948-11-18) November 18, 1948 (age 68)
Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S.
Died February 2, 2015(2015-02-02)
Lone Tree, Colorado, U.S.
Occupation Musician
Spouse(s) 1
Children 4

Bill Francoeur (November 18, 1948 – February 2, 2015) was a musical theatre composer and actor, who produced over 75 musicals for the amateur theatre market in a career spanning over 25 years.[1]

Children who sing on Francoeur's CDs include Brooke Mercer, Kelsie Mercer, Kate Louis, Victoria Olona and Jessica Olona.[citation needed]


Francoeur was a junior and senior high school teacher for ten years before turning to playwriting.[2] His work includes the music and lyrics for the musical The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (2005), co-written with longtime collaborator Scott DeTurk, with a book by James Mellon. With DeTurk, Francoeur also created the musical Western Star, with book by Dale Wasserman, garnering California's Elly Award for Best Original Work (1993).[3] In 2002, his children’s musical, Oz![4], was produced Off-Broadway.[5]

Francoeur began to collaborate with playwright Tim Kelly in the mid-1980s, with whom he created Oz! and numerous other works.[6]

Bill Francoeur died February 2, 2015 in Colorado. He had four children.[2]



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