MT Global South Roundtable

January 2024

Masi Asare (Northwestern) and Emilio Méndez (UNAM) are convening a roundtable discussion of artists and scholars working in and on musical-theatrical forms across the global south. Supported by the NU Buffett Institute for Global Affairs.

DUP Book Award

December 2023

Duke University Press honored Masi with this award for her book Blues Mamas and Broadway Belters: Black Women, Voice, and the Musical Stage (coming 2024). The award exemplifies the press's commitment "to publish work by rising stars and to celebrate books with exceptional promise."

Conversations in Color book

November 2023

Masi is featured in a chapter-length interview in Sean Mayes’ new book with artists incl. Baayork Lee, Linda Twine, Alex Lacamoire, Schele Williams, Jason Michael Webb, and Stafford Arima, and André De Shields. 

ODYSSEY National Tour


Masi wrote original songs for Lisa Peterson's new adaptation with The Acting Company. Set in a present-day refugee center in the Greek islands, a retelling by four young women fleeing conflict in Middle Eastern and African countries. Premiered Marin Theatre Co. (SF Dateline Pick) followed by a national tour.

Recording Academy

August 2023

Honored to join countless creators and professionals who serve, celebrate, and advocate in the name of music year-round, as part of this year’s new Recording Academy member class. The Recording Academy is the organization behind the Grammy Awards.

Monsoon Wedding Off-Broadway

May-June 2023

The new stage musical adaptation of Mira Nair's film Monsoon Wedding, with lyrics by Masi Asare, played off-Broadway at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn May 6-June 25.

54 Below Concert in June

March 2023

On June 16, Masi headlines for the first time at 54 Below, singing some of her most-requested songs plus hot-off-the-presses numbers from new shows still in the works.

Artist Residency at University of Maryland

February 2023

Masi worked with students in the "Black Musical Theater: Theory and Practice" class at the UMD Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center during a multi-day artist residency in February.

Chapter in The Routledge Companion to Musical Theatre

December 2022

A new essay written from a scholarly vantage point about the different ways Masi understands musical theatre singing voices in her creative practice—in terms of dramaturgical or storytelling function, with her musical dramatist and composer/lyricist hat on, and in terms of multifaceted vocal technique, with her voice teacher and voice coach hat on.