On the Stage, Behind the Scenes and In the Audience
Jonathan Larson Grants - 2004
Gihieh Lee grew up in Seoul, Korea and is still growing up in NYC. She won a 2004 Jonathan Larson Award and was a Musical Theatre Fellow in 2001-2002 at The Dramatists’ Guild of America. Her musicals include: Shakespeare: The Remix (Book/Rap/Lyrics by Aaron Jafferis, commissioned by TheatreWorks, Palo Alto), Tock Tick (Book and Lyrics by Tim Nevits, which got a workshop at Second Stage Theatre in June 2002 and won a NYU Frederick Lowe Theatre Reading in October 2003, both directed by Graciela Daniele), Dreamland (Book and Lyrics by Robert Frisch, developed with Scott Schwartz.) Spamlet (Book, Lyrics and Direction by Anton Dudley). Other works include: Vocal Arrangement for Elegies: A Song Cycle by William Finn and incidental music for plays including Enchanted Pig, Greater Messapie, Cuchulain Cycle. As a Translator/Music Director, she just came back from her job in Seoul, Korea on I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. Current projects include You Are Not Me (with Aaron Jafferis), an upcoming musical Leaving Neverland (with Heejun Lee), expected in Seoul, Korea in 2005, and a translation of Man Of La Mancha. Her work has been performed in various places from Carnegie Hall, NYC to some nameless tiny venue in Seoul, Korea and by many people, from Betty Buckley to herself. M.F.A: The Tisch School of the Arts, NYU.