David Henry Hwang

Playwright, Screenwriter, Producer
Rapidly appeared on the theatrical landscape with his first play "FOB" (1980), which opened at the New York Shakespeare Festival when Hwang was in his early twenties. He followed his premiere with a number of plays ... Read more »
Born: 08/11/1957 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Writer (10)

White Frog 2013 (Movie)

Script Advisor (Story Consultant)

Possession 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Alive TV 1984 - 1996 (TV Show)

Writer

Picture Bride 1995 (Movie)

story consultant (Story By)

Golden Gate 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

M. Butterfly 1993 (Movie)

("M Butterfly") (Play as Source Material)

M. Butterfly 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Blind Alleys (TV Show)

Writer

Forbidden Nights (TV Show)

From Story

The Affair (Tv Show)

Writer
Actor (4)

Robot Stories 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Maxine Hong Kingston: Talking Story 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The Chinese Americans (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (3)

White Frog 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

M. Butterfly 1993 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Lost Empire (TV Show)

Co-Producer

Biography

Rapidly appeared on the theatrical landscape with his first play "FOB" (1980), which opened at the New York Shakespeare Festival when Hwang was in his early twenties. He followed his premiere with a number of plays, including "Family Devotions" and "The Sound of a Voice", all produced at the Festival. Hwang catapulted to international fame with "M. Butterfly". The 1988 play was produced first on Broadway and later in numerous other venues. Telling the story of a French diplomat who was romantically involved with a Chinese opera star who he believed to be a woman but was in fact a man, the play was immensely popular, both critically and commercially.

Relationships

Ophelia Y M Chong

Wife
married 1985 divorced 1989

Henry Hwang

Father
born in Shanghai emmigrated to USA in 1948 founded Far East National Bank in 1974

Noah Hwang

Son
born c. March 1996 mother Kathryn Layng

Grace Hwang

Sister
younger

Mimi Hwang

Sister
younger

Kathryn Laing

Wife
featured in the ABC show "Doogie Howser, MD" met when she appeared in "M. Butterfly" on Broadway married December 17, 1993

Dorthy Yu

Mother
born in the Philippines

EDUCATION

School of Drama, Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut 1980 - 1981

Stanford University

Stanford , California 1979

Milestones

2001

Penned the script for "The Monkey King", an NBC two=part miniseries

2000

Contributed to the book of the musical "Aida" with a score by Elton John and Tim Rice

1998

A revised version of "Golden Child" opened on Broadway; play was based in part on his mother's mother; received Tony nomination as Best Play

1996

Returned to NY theater with "Golden Child", produced Off-Broadway

1994

Play "Face Value", a farce about mistaken identity, closed before its scheduled Broadway opening

1993

Debut as screenwriter and executive producer, "M. Butterfly"

1993

Wrote original screenplay, "Golden Gate"

1988

First play produced on Broadway, "M. Butterfly"; won Tony Award

1980

First play produced, "FOB"

Revised the book of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical "Flower Drum Song"; announced for production at L.A.'s Ahmanson Theater during the 2000-2001 season

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