GiHieh Lee
GiHieh Lee (Composer) is a composer and translator from Seoul, Korea. 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 Messapia, and Cuchulain Cycle. Her work as a translator of musicals from English to Korean includes the current Korean productions of Man of La Mancha and I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, as well as upcoming Korean productions of Pippin and The Producers. Current composing projects include an upcoming musical Leaving Neverland (with Heejun Lee) in Seoul, Korea, and a song cycle with William Finn. Her work has been performed in various places from Carnegie Hall, NYC to some nameless tiny venue in Seoul, and by many people, from Betty Buckley to herself. M.F.A: The Tisch School of the Arts, NYU.
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