Timothy Huang

Timothy Huang

Timothy Huang is a composer, lyricist and librettist in New York. Recent works include songs for the animated feature TIGER EMPRESS Pearl Studios) with book by David Henry Hwang. Book, music and lyric works include KOI STORY (2018 Sam French OOB Short Play Festival), PETER AND THE WALL (DGF Fellows, Rhinebeck Retreat), AMERICAN MORNING (fka Costs of Living) (Winner: 2016 Richard Rodgers Award, 2015 B-side...
Timothy Huang is a composer, lyricist and librettist in New York. Recent works include songs for the animated feature TIGER EMPRESS Pearl Studios) with book by David Henry Hwang. Book, music and lyric works include KOI STORY (2018 Sam French OOB Short Play Festival), PETER AND THE WALL (DGF Fellows, Rhinebeck Retreat), AMERICAN MORNING (fka Costs of Living) (Winner: 2016 Richard Rodgers Award, 2015 B-side Theatricals New American Musical Award, ASCAP MT Workshop, BMI Master Class with Steven Sondheim), A RELATIVE RELATIONSHIP (winner, Best Musical, 2013 Sound Bites Festival), MISSING KARMA (City Theater of Miami Summer Shorts 2016), and CROSSING OVER (National Asian Artists Project). Other works include LINES: A SONG CYCLE (NYMF), THE VIEW FROM HERE (cast album available wherever digital music is sold), DEATH AND LUCKY (MacDowell Fellowship). His song EVERYTHING I DO, YOU DO (with co-lyricist Sara Wordsworth) was recorded by Sutton Foster for the charity albume OVER THE MOON: THE BROADWAY LULLABY PROJECT. 2012 DGF Fellow, 2012 Fred Ebb Award Finalist, two time Larson Grant finalist (2005,2015) Proud member of the BMI workshop, Dramatists Guild Council and husband to Laura.

Plays

  • American Morning
    Formerly known as COSTS OF LIVING, AMERICAN MORNING is a full length musical that tells the story of two immigrant cab drivers, Chin and Eng, who share opposite shifts off the same medallion. While Eng slowly climbs the ladder of success by day, his partner Chin, falls short by night, suffering disappointment after unforseen disappointment. The two men’s fates become intertwined as forced competition drives a...
    Formerly known as COSTS OF LIVING, AMERICAN MORNING is a full length musical that tells the story of two immigrant cab drivers, Chin and Eng, who share opposite shifts off the same medallion. While Eng slowly climbs the ladder of success by day, his partner Chin, falls short by night, suffering disappointment after unforseen disappointment. The two men’s fates become intertwined as forced competition drives a wedge between them that culminates in a single, desperate act that leaves one dead and the other brutalized. American Morning was the recipient of a 2016 Richard Rodgers Award, a 2015 B-Side Theatericals New American Musical award, and an official selection of the National Alliance for Musical Theater's Festival of New Works in 2015.
  • Koi Story
    Koi Story is a one-act musical about a widow, her daughter, and a Japanese windsock called koinobori. Dr. Karen Anderson-Imoto finally has a day off and wants to spend it with her daughter Hana, who is still not quite herself since the passing of her father Seiji two years prior. After much deliberation the two finally agree to a compromise: spend the morning hanging up Seiji's favorite koinobori, a...
    Koi Story is a one-act musical about a widow, her daughter, and a Japanese windsock called koinobori. Dr. Karen Anderson-Imoto finally has a day off and wants to spend it with her daughter Hana, who is still not quite herself since the passing of her father Seiji two years prior. After much deliberation the two finally agree to a compromise: spend the morning hanging up Seiji's favorite koinobori, a Japanese windsock painted to look like a koi fish, and spend the afternoon at The Flower Market, a local fair Seiji used to love to take Hana to. A near-fatal disagreement atop a very rickety ladder sends their plans off the rails. Accidents lead to deep discoveries in this thirty minute, family friendly musical about race, representation, and responsibility.
  • Peter and the Wall
    Peter and the Wall is a full length musical about being on the right side of history. It tells two interwoven but separate narratives. The Peter side tells the story of an American man who must travel to Japan to identify and claim the body of his dead husband, a Nissei who was visiting there on business.

    The Wall side tells a fictional account of Kotoku Wamura, the real-life mayor of Fudai,...
    Peter and the Wall is a full length musical about being on the right side of history. It tells two interwoven but separate narratives. The Peter side tells the story of an American man who must travel to Japan to identify and claim the body of his dead husband, a Nissei who was visiting there on business.

    The Wall side tells a fictional account of Kotoku Wamura, the real-life mayor of Fudai, and his crusade to build an unprecedented 60 foot seawall around his town to protect it from potential tidal waves. Though he succeeded, it went unused in his lifetime, making his legacy a punchline until the tsunami hit in 2011, proving once and for all his foresight saved countless lives.
  • Missing Karma
    Ted and Honey return to their favorite park at sundown to bury their dearly departed dog, Karma. As the sun sets, and the darkness encroaches, they find they have conflicting ideas on which path leads them home. What starts out as a simple difference of opinion escalates, and before long, the two lovers find themselves on opposite poles of a very important issue.
  • The View From Here
    A nameless novelist arrives in New York intent on getting his first book published. As he recounts his daily misadventures in a series of letters to his girl back home, we see through his eyes the colorful eccentric, vibrant and wildly bizarre characters that make up his new life, and the tragic events that make up his old one.

    The View From Here the award winning one-person musical that...
    A nameless novelist arrives in New York intent on getting his first book published. As he recounts his daily misadventures in a series of letters to his girl back home, we see through his eyes the colorful eccentric, vibrant and wildly bizarre characters that make up his new life, and the tragic events that make up his old one.

    The View From Here the award winning one-person musical that originated at the New York Musical Theater Festival in 2005. It continues to find productions in various places, mostly cities that start with the letter M. You can buy the Premiere Cast Album featuring Shonn Wiley, David Epstein and Tim Byrnes wherever digital music is sold.
  • LINES: A Song Cycle
    Hem lines. Bloodlines. Punch lines. There are lines everywhere, and they all have power.

    Two friends stand in line to buy tickets to a wrestling match. They get into a fight. Irony ensues. Elsewhere, soldiers stand on walls and consider why their lives should be worth more than their enemies. Elsewhere still a dancer finds herself subject to an audition for a wholly exploitative piece of...
    Hem lines. Bloodlines. Punch lines. There are lines everywhere, and they all have power.

    Two friends stand in line to buy tickets to a wrestling match. They get into a fight. Irony ensues. Elsewhere, soldiers stand on walls and consider why their lives should be worth more than their enemies. Elsewhere still a dancer finds herself subject to an audition for a wholly exploitative piece of theater and wonders if being a part of its chorus line is just suffering for her art or if she’s some kind of cultural traitor for perpetuating an aging stereotype.

    Every line leads to a character that wants something, but what they want isn't t always what they need. Further, the things they need sometimes mean they can't have the things they want. Freud calls it the Principle of Reality, we call it LINES.
  • A Relative Relationship
    Emerson Junior High, Vice Principal's Office, 2:30PM. When Carmen Soledad and Simon Pang are caught cheating on a test in their Bible Myth and Epic class and forced to decide which of the two of them should be expelled, tensions rise. Simon, who maintains a straight-A average can not let his Korean mother down. Carmen, on the other hand, can not allow her father to see that she is not the princess he...
    Emerson Junior High, Vice Principal's Office, 2:30PM. When Carmen Soledad and Simon Pang are caught cheating on a test in their Bible Myth and Epic class and forced to decide which of the two of them should be expelled, tensions rise. Simon, who maintains a straight-A average can not let his Korean mother down. Carmen, on the other hand, can not allow her father to see that she is not the princess he thinks she is. This charming and witty if profane musical comedy is a fifteen-minute meditation on forgiveness, the nature of blame and beauty of redemption.