Masi Asare is a composer/lyricist, playwright, voice teacher, and performance scholar. She is assistant professor of theatre and performance studies at Northwestern University, and divides her time between New York City and Chicago.
This megamusical set in 1863 Lower Manhattan is currently playing at Broadway's Ethel Barrymore Theatre, with a score by co-lyricists Nathan Tysen and Masi Asare and composer Jason Howland and starring Joaquina Kalukango. Nominated for 7 Outer Critics Circle Awards including Outstanding Score. Original Broadway cast album coming soon!
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KAPLAN INSTITUTE FELLOWSHIP
Masi is presently a 2021-22 Faculty Fellow at the Northwestern University Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, continuing her research on black women, voice, and musicals. She will give a talk on her research with the Institute on May 11, 2022.