Gender
Male
Born
Aug 11, 1957
Los Angeles, California, USA
Composer Writer Lyricist
Relations
Husband of
Kathryn Layng
  • CREDITS
    M. Butterfly (Oct 26, 2017 - Dec 17, 2017)
    • Written by David Henry Hwang
    PlayDramaRevival
    Chinglish (Oct 27, 2011 - Jan 29, 2012)
    • Written by David Henry Hwang
    PlayComedyOriginal
    Tarzan (May 10, 2006 - Jul 08, 2007)
    • Book by David Henry Hwang
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Flower Drum Song (Oct 17, 2002 - Mar 16, 2003)
    • Book by David Henry Hwang
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Aida (Mar 23, 2000 - Sep 05, 2004)
    • Book by David Henry Hwang
    MusicalDramaOriginal
    Golden Child (Apr 02, 1998 - May 31, 1998)
    • Written by David Henry Hwang
    PlayDramaOriginal
    Face Value (Never Officially Opened - Mar 14, 1993)
    • Music by David Henry Hwang
    • Written by David Henry Hwang
    • Lyrics by David Henry Hwang
    PlayComedy Play with musicOriginal
    M. Butterfly (Mar 20, 1988 - Jan 27, 1990)
    • Written by David Henry Hwang
    PlayDramaOriginal
    Aida (Mar 16, 2021 - ?)
    • Original Book by David Henry Hwang
    • Updated Book by David Henry Hwang
    MusicalDramaRevival
    Flower Drum Song (Sep 02, 2003 - Feb 01, 2004)
    • Book by David Henry Hwang
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Aida (Mar 27, 2001 - Aug 24, 2003)
    • Book by David Henry Hwang
    MusicalDramaOriginal
    M. Butterfly (Sep 22, 1990 - Jan 05, 1992)
    • Written by David Henry Hwang
    PlayDramaOriginal
  • AWARDS

    Tony Award®

     

    Best Book of a Musical

    2003 | Nominee  | Flower Drum Song
    Book by David Henry Hwang
     

    Best Play

    1998 | Nominee  | Golden Child
    Written by David Henry Hwang

    Best Play

    1988 | Winner  | M. Butterfly
    Written by David Henry Hwang

    Pulitzer Prize

     

    for Drama

    2008 | Nominee
    David Henry Hwang (for "Yellow Face")
     

    for Drama

    1989 | Nominee  | M. Butterfly
    Written by David Henry Hwang

    Drama Desk Award

     

    Outstanding Play

    2012 | Nominee  | Chinglish
    Written by David Henry Hwang

    Outstanding New Play

    1988 | Winner  | M. Butterfly
    Written by David Henry Hwang
     

    Outstanding New Play

    1982 | Nominee
    David Henry Hwang (for "Dance and the Railroad" & "Family Devotions")

    Theater Hall of Fame

    Inductee

    2018 | Recipient
    David Henry Hwang
M. Butterfly (Oct 26, 2017 - Dec 17, 2017)
  • Written by David Henry Hwang
PlayDramaRevival
Chinglish (Oct 27, 2011 - Jan 29, 2012)
  • Written by David Henry Hwang
PlayComedyOriginal
Tarzan (May 10, 2006 - Jul 08, 2007)
  • Book by David Henry Hwang
MusicalComedyOriginal
Flower Drum Song (Oct 17, 2002 - Mar 16, 2003)
  • Book by David Henry Hwang
MusicalComedyRevival
Aida (Mar 23, 2000 - Sep 05, 2004)
  • Book by David Henry Hwang
MusicalDramaOriginal
Golden Child (Apr 02, 1998 - May 31, 1998)
  • Written by David Henry Hwang
PlayDramaOriginal
Face Value (Never Officially Opened - Mar 14, 1993)
  • Music by David Henry Hwang
  • Written by David Henry Hwang
  • Lyrics by David Henry Hwang
PlayComedy Play with musicOriginal
M. Butterfly (Mar 20, 1988 - Jan 27, 1990)
  • Written by David Henry Hwang
PlayDramaOriginal
Aida (Mar 16, 2021 - ?)
  • Original Book by David Henry Hwang
  • Updated Book by David Henry Hwang
MusicalDramaRevival
Flower Drum Song (Sep 02, 2003 - Feb 01, 2004)
  • Book by David Henry Hwang
MusicalComedyRevival
Aida (Mar 27, 2001 - Aug 24, 2003)
  • Book by David Henry Hwang
MusicalDramaOriginal
M. Butterfly (Sep 22, 1990 - Jan 05, 1992)
  • Written by David Henry Hwang
PlayDramaOriginal

Tony Award®

 

Best Book of a Musical

2003 | Nominee  | Flower Drum Song
Book by David Henry Hwang
 

Best Play

1998 | Nominee  | Golden Child
Written by David Henry Hwang

Best Play

1988 | Winner  | M. Butterfly
Written by David Henry Hwang

Pulitzer Prize

 

for Drama

2008 | Nominee
David Henry Hwang (for "Yellow Face")
 

for Drama

1989 | Nominee  | M. Butterfly
Written by David Henry Hwang

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Play

2012 | Nominee  | Chinglish
Written by David Henry Hwang

Outstanding New Play

1988 | Winner  | M. Butterfly
Written by David Henry Hwang
 

Outstanding New Play

1982 | Nominee
David Henry Hwang (for "Dance and the Railroad" & "Family Devotions")

Theater Hall of Fame

Inductee

2018 | Recipient
David Henry Hwang

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