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La Jolla Playhouse Presents
2016 POP Tour
The City of Chula Vista Performing and Visual Arts Grant
The City of Encinitas & Mizel Family Foundation Community Grant Program
The William Hall Tippett and Ruth Rathell Tippett Foundation
Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation
San Diego Scottish Rite Community Foundation
The Farrell Family Foundation
The Crawford Smith Foundation
Lynne & Mason Rosenthal; Leo S. Guthman Fund
Price Philanthropies Foundation
The Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable Foundation
The Arthur and Jeanette Pratt Memorial Fund
La Jolla Kiwanis Foundation
ROBERT LEE is a lyricist and librettist whose original musicals include Journey to the West (music by Leon Ko), Heading East (music by Ko) and The Sweet By and By (book and music by Maria V.S. Seigenthaler). He and Ko received a Richard Rodgers Development Award for Heading East and an AT&T First Stage Grant for the musical Chinese Hell, developed with producer Margo Lion and San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater. Other projects with Ko include a musical stage adaptation of Jean Kerr’s Please Don’t Eat the Daisies (developed with East of Doheny and La Jolla Playhouse) and the original musical Takeaway, which opened in 2011 at London’s Theatre Royal Stratford East and is the first major musical production in the UK to deal with the British East Asian experience. He is an alumnus of Princeton University and the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he teaches on the faculty. He is an Artistic Associate at Stratford East, where he leads its Musical Theatre Writing Workshop with composer Fred Carl and is a member of its Musical Theatre Advisory Board. He is also the Musical Theatre Advisor for Leviathan Lab in New York City.
BD WONG is currently Artist-in-Residence at La Jolla Playhouse, where he also acted in the LJP productions of Herringbone and The Orphan of Zhao. He directed The Yellow Wood at the New York Musical Theater Festival, Speak Up Connie at Stage Left Studio, and is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Following Foo: The Electronic Adventures of The Chestnut Man (Harper Entertainment). He made his Broadway acting debut (and received the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Theater World, Clarence Derwent, and Tony Award) for M. Butterfly. He also appeared in the Broadway revivals of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown and Pacific Overtures, eleven seasons as George Huang on Law & Order: SVU and was a series regular on All-American Girl, OZ, and Awake. His other recent Television credits include Mr. Robot, Nurse Jackie, Madam Secretary and NCIS: New Orleans. He has worked in over 20 films, including Jurassic World, Focus, Jurassic Park, The Freshman, Father of the Bride, Seven Years in Tibet, Executive Decision, The Salton Sea, Stay, and Mulan.
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