(Herringbone) Broadway: M. Butterfly (Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Theatre World, Clarence Derwent, Tony Awards); Face Value; You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Pacific Overtures (Broadway revival). Television: currently, Law & Order: SVU. Also: HBO’s Oz; All-American Girl. Film: The Freshman, Father of the Bride (1 and 2), Jurassic Park, And the Band Played On, Seven Years in Tibet, Mulan (1 and 2), Slappy and the Stinkers, The Salton Sea, Stay. Author of the critically acclaimed memoir, Following Foo (The Electronic Adventures of the Chestnut Man), published by Harper Collins. Community service recognitions from the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Asian AIDS Project, GLAAD, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Association of Asian-Pacific American Artists, East/West Players, Second Generation. Board member: Actors’ Fund of America. Vocal training: Bill Schuman. Fitness training: Rob Morea. Haircut by Vaughn. In memory of David Rounds, as always. www.bdwong.com
(Director) Directing credits include: Arms and the Man (Roundabout); Mud, River Stone (Playwrights Horizons); Loves Labour’s Lost, The Merry Wives of Windsor (Old Globe, San Diego); Taming of the Shrew, The Rivals, The Film Society, Herringbone, Double Double, Anything Goes, The Late Middle Classes (Williamstown); Red Memories (New York Stage and Film); Treemonisha, Juniper Tree, White House Cantata, American Operetta, Kurt Weill (Collegiate Chorale); Here Lies Jenny (Zipper; Post Street SF); Julius Caesar, Turkey Time, John Bull (Bristol Old Vic, UK). TV: HBO’s Oz.
(Thumbs DuBois, Music Director/Piano) Broadway: The Coast of Utopia (onstage piano/music coordinator), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (piano), The Full Monty (piano). Off-Broadway: The Civilians’ Paris Commune (onstage piano, Public Lab), Don’t Quit Your Night Job (co-creator and music director), Michael John LaChiusa’s Little Fish (music director, Second Stage), Duncan Sheik’s Nero workshop (music director, The Public). Regional: Most Wanted (orchestrations, La Jolla), Herringbone (onstage piano, Williamstown), The Light in the Piazza (piano/conductor, Goodman). Concert: Audra McDonald (associate music director since 2000), John Lloyd Young (music director/arranger), Kelli O’Hara (music director/arranger). Composer: notes to MariAnne, The Blonde Streak, and JOE! with David Rossmer. Songs on albums by Lauren Kennedy and Jason Danieley. Awards: ASCAPlus Award for Popular Music, O’Neill Theater Center Holof Award for lyrics (with Rossmer).
(Choreography) Most recently directed and choreographed Miss Saigon for the MUNY and choreographed Kiss Me, Kate for the Glimmerglass Opera Festival. Broadway: Associate Choreographer, Pacific Overtures. Japan: Turandot. New York: Bronx Express (Fringe Festival), Stephen Sondheim’s 75th Birthday Celebration (New Amsterdam), Dance Break 2005 (Alvin Ailey Studios). International: The Snow Queen (Tokyo Disney); Copacabana, Fancy Dance (Takarazuka Revue Company); 10,000 Person Show (Tokyo Electric). Regional: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Diamond Head Theatre, HI); Chicago (Riverside Theatre, FL); Carnival (UNLV); Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Westchester Broadway); Pacific Overtures (North Shore, Cincinnati Playhouse, Atlanta Alliance); Miss Saigon (Paper Mill Playhouse, MUNY); Jesus Christ Superstar, Aida, Joseph…, The Fantasticks (MUNY); Guys and Dolls (Trinity University, TX). As a performer: TV, film, and ten Broadway shows.