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.


November 20222

Masi's lyrics for the new stage musical adaptation of Mira Nair's film Monsoon Wedding were seen in Doha, presented by Qatar Creates, during the World Cup from November 17-27, 2022. Next, the show arrives off-Broadway in May 2023 at St. Ann's Warehouse.

"Liner Notes for the Revolution" Book Review

September 2022

A review Masi wrote of Dr. Daphne Brooks's impressive new book Liner Notes for the Revolution: The Intellectual Life of Black Feminist Sound was published in the academic journal TDR.

"Regenerate" Livestream

September 2022

Masi contributed a new song to a digital benefit concert for Mercury Musical Developments (London) and the UK's biggest new musical showcase BEAM23. Her song "How Would You Know" from Rishvor (book,music, lyrics by Masi Asare) was performed by West End stars Aisha Jawando (Tina) and Alice Fearn (Come From Away, Wicked).  The livestream is viewable until Dec 10.

Black Love Songs Talk

July 2022

Masi spoke about "Black Love Songs, and the Terms of Celebration" for a panel on Black Broadway and pedagogy at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE)/ Black Theatre Association (BTA) conference in Detroit.

Tony Award Nomination

June 2012

Masi attended the Tony Awards as a Best Score nominee for her work as co-lyricist on the musical Paradise Square, with co-lyricist Nathan Tysen and composer Jason Howland. Leading lady Joaquina Kalukango stopped the show, performing with the cast just before her Best Leading Actress in a Musical win.

Outer Critics Circle Award Nomination

April 2022

Paradise Square was nominated for 7 Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Outstanding New Broadway Musical. Masi's work as a lyricist is recognized in the nomination for Outstanding Score.