David Henry Hwang, librettist and playwright
Described by Time
magazine as "the first important dramatist of American public life since Arthur Miller," David Henry Hwang is the author of such plays as M. Butterfly
, Yellow Face
, Kung Fu
, Golden Child
and The Dance and the Railroad
. He is also America's most-produced living opera librettist, working with composers Philip Glass, Osvaldo Golijov, Bright Sheng, Unsuk Chin, Huang Ruo and Howard Shore. Hwang is a Tony Award winner and three-time nominee, a three-time OBIE Award winner, and a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.