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ROBERT LEE (words) is a lyricist and librettist whose musicals with Leon Ko include Heading East, Chinese Hell and an adaptation of Jean Kerr’s Please Don’t Eat the Daisies. Their original musical Takeaway 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. Most recently, he created Alice Chan, a play for young audiences written with BD Wong for La Jolla Playhouse. Robert 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. He is also a visiting professor at Princeton University’s Lewis Center of the Arts and the Musical Theatre Advisor for Leviathan Lab in NYC.

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LEON KO (music) received his Master’s degree in Musical Theatre Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. His musical Heading East (with book and lyrics by Robert Lee) won the 2001 Richard Rodgers Development Award. His works were performed at Carnegie Hall and on Public Broadcasting Service in the US. Ko won Best Score for his four Cantonese musicals at the Hong Kong Theatre Awards. For his work on the film Perhaps Love (2005), he received a Golden Horse Award in Taiwan, a Hong Kong Film Award, an Asia-­Pacific Film Festival Award and a Golden Bauhinia Award. He was nominated for Best Original Score again in 2008 for his contributions to the movie The Warlords. In 2010, he wrote music for the play The Liaisons for the Hong Kong Arts Festival and Fredric Mao Theatre Project, which was presented at the Expo 2010 Shanghai.
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ROBERT LEE (words) is a lyricist and librettist whose musicals with Leon Ko include Heading East, Chinese Hell and an adaptation of Jean Kerr’s Please Don’t Eat the Daisies. Their original musical Takeaway 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. Most recently, he created Alice Chan, a play for young audiences written with BD Wong for La Jolla Playhouse. Robert 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. He is also a visiting professor at Princeton University’s Lewis Center of the Arts and the Musical Theatre Advisor for Leviathan Lab in NYC.
Photo: Lia Chang
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LEON KO (music) received his Master’s degree in Musical Theatre Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. His musical Heading East (with book and lyrics by Robert Lee) won the 2001 Richard Rodgers Development Award. His works were performed at Carnegie Hall and on Public Broadcasting Service in the US. Ko won Best Score for his four Cantonese musicals at the Hong Kong Theatre Awards. For his work on the film Perhaps Love (2005), he received a Golden Horse Award in Taiwan, a Hong Kong Film Award, an Asia-­Pacific Film Festival Award and a Golden Bauhinia Award. He was nominated for Best Original Score again in 2008 for his contributions to the movie The Warlords. In 2010, he wrote music for the play The Liaisons for the Hong Kong Arts Festival and Fredric Mao Theatre Project, which was presented at the Expo 2010 Shanghai.