(2010-2011) His play, "Chinglish," was performed at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Jennifer Lim in the cast. Leigh Silverman was director. David Korins was scenic designer.
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[on his screen play for 'Chinglish'] There are just so many fundamental misunderstandings about our two cultures. About ideas that Americans tend to think of as intrinsic, like the role of love in long-term marriages. We don't have a term in English for 'qingyi' [a notably long marital partnership]...
Won Broadway's 1988 Tony Award as author of Best Play winner "M. Butterfly." He was also nominated two other times: in 1998 as author of Best Play nominee "Golden Child," and in 2003 as Best Book (Musical) for a revival and revision of "Flower Drum Song."