David Henry Hwang

David Henry Hwang

David Henry Hwang was awarded the 1988 Tony®, Drama Desk, Outer Critics and John Gassner Awards for his Broadway debut, M. BUTTERFLY, which was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. For his play GOLDEN CHILD, he received a 1998 Tony® nomination and a 1997 Obie Award. His new book for the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical FLOWER DRUM SONG earned him his third Tony® nomination in 2003. He was also a book writer on Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA. Hwang's other plays include FOB (1981 Obie Award), THE DANCE AND THE RAILROAD, FAMILY DEVOTIONS, THE SOUND OF A VOICE and BONDAGE. His opera libretti include three works for composer Philip Glass, 1000 AIRPLANES ON THE ROOF, THE VOYAGE and THE SOUND OF A VOICE, as well as THE SILVER RIVER with music by Bright Sheng and AINADAMAR with Osvaldo Golijov. Hwang penned the feature films M. BUTTERFLY, GOLDEN GATE and POSSESSION (co-writer) and co-wrote the song "Solo" with composer/performer Prince. His new play, YELLOW FACE, will premiere next season. Hwang serves on the Dramatists Guild Council.

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