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Masi Asare

Representation

Charles Kopelman, Abrams Artists Agency

Masi Asare

  • She/Her
  • Biography

    MASI ASARE is a composer, lyricist, and playwright. Shows include: THE FAMILY RESEMBLANCE (book/music/lyrics; Theatre Royal Stratford East commission, developed Eugene O’Neill Center); RISHVOR (book/music/lyrics), a new musical about racial passing commissioned by Barbara Whitman/Grove Entertainment; the secret agent musical SYMPATHY JONES (music/lyrics/concept; New York Musical Festival, published/licensed by Playscripts); and MONSOON WEDDING (lyrics), the Broadway bound new adaptation of Mira Nair's film. A past Dramatists Guild Fellow, Masi has received the Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award for a woman composer of musicals; both the Georgia Bogardus Holof Lyricist Award and the Paulette Haupt Composition Prize from the Eugene O’Neill Center; an Emerging Artist Grant from the Theater Hall of Fame, nominated by Daryl Roth; and the Stacey Mindich “Go Write A Musical” Lilly Award. She holds degrees from Harvard and NYU Tisch and is Assistant Professor in the Music Theatre program at Northwestern University.

    Professional Experience

    • Regional
    • Concerts/Cabaret
    • Education

    Regions

    • NYC/Tri-State Area
    • Chicago/Midwest

    Maestra Expertise

    • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
    • Bookwriter/Librettist
    • Songwriter
    • Singer/Songwriter
    • Vocal Arranger
    • Voice Teacher (Private Studio)
    • Voice Teacher (Educational Institution)

    My Instruments

    • Piano
    • Voice

    Software

    • Finale

    Additional Skills

    • Actor-Musician
    • Home Studio Whiz

    Affiliations

    • ASCAP
    • THE DRAMATISTS GUILD
    • MUSE

    Person of Color?

    • Yes