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David Henry Hwang
DAVID HENRY HWANG is the author of M. Butterfly (1988 Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Awards, Pulitzer finalist), Golden Child (1998 Tony nomination, 1997 OBIE Award), FOB (1981 OBIE Award), The Dance and the Railroad (Drama Desk nomination), Family Devotions (Drama Desk Nomination), Sound and Beauty, and Bondage. His newest play, Yellow Face, which premiered at Los Angeles' Mark Taper Forum and New York's Public Theatre, won a 2008 OBIE Award and was a Finalist for the 2008 Pulitzer Prize. He wrote the scripts for the Broadway musicals Elton John & Tim Rice's Aida (co-author), Rodgers & Hammerstein's Flower Drum Song (2002 revival, 2003 Tony nomination), and Disney's Tarzan. His opera libretti include three works for composer Philip Glass, 1000 Airplanes on the Roof, The Voyage (Metropolitan Opera), and The Sound of a Voice; as well as Bright Sheng's The Silver River, Osvaldo Golijov's Ainadamar (two 2007 Grammy Awards) and Unsuk Chin's Alice In Wonderland (Opernwelt's 2007 "World Premiere of the Year"). Hwang penned the feature films M. Butterfly, Golden Gate, and Possession (co-writer), and also co-wrote the song "Solo" with Prince. A native of Los Angeles, Hwang serves on the Council of the Dramatists Guild. He attended Stanford University and Yale Drama School, and was appointed by President Clinton to the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.

Bio as of July, 2009.



American Theatre Wing programs, interviews and/or credits include:

Working in the Theatre (video)
The Playwrights' Voice 2012 - January, 2012 - Watch now.
Production: Aida - April, 2000 - Watch now.
Playwright, Director and Choreographer - September, 1996 - Watch now.
Playwright and Director - April, 1988 - Watch now.

Downstage Center (audio)
David Henry Hwang (Encore) - December, 2007 - Listen Now.
David Henry Hwang - December, 2007 - Listen Now.

SDCF Masters of the Stage (audio)
Playwright/Director 1987 - January, 1987 - Listen Now.
2003 Symposium: New Writers, New Worlds - June, 2003 - Listen Now.

Member of the American Theatre Wing Board of Trustees

Internet Broadway Database Listing (IBDB.com)