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Young Jean Lee

 

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Writer and Director

Writing

Bookwriter, Music and Lyrics

Photos

L-R: Richard Kline, Nick Westrate, Denver Milord, and Bill Army in the comedy “Stra Photo

L-R: Richard Kline, Nick Westrate, Denver Milord, and Bill Army in the comedy “Straight White Men” by Young Jean Lee, directed by Mark Lamos, at Westport Country Playhouse, now through June 5. (203) 227-4177. www.westportplayhouse.org. Photo by Carol Rosegg

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05/28/2022
L-R: Ashton Muñiz, Denver Milord, and Akiko Akita in the comedy “Straight White Me Photo

L-R: Ashton Muñiz, Denver Milord, and Akiko Akita in the comedy “Straight White Men” by Young Jean Lee, directed by Mark Lamos, at Westport Country Playhouse, now through June 5. (203) 227-4177. www.westportplayhouse.org. Photo by Carol Rosegg

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Date:
05/28/2022
L-R: Nick Westrate, Bill Army, Denver Milord, and Richard Kline in the comedy “Stra Photo

L-R: Nick Westrate, Bill Army, Denver Milord, and Richard Kline in the comedy “Straight White Men” by Young Jean Lee, directed by Mark Lamos, at Westport Country Playhouse, now through June 5. (203) 227-4177. www.westportplayhouse.org. Photo by Carol Rosegg

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Date:
05/28/2022
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L-R: Denver Milord, Nick Westrate, and Bill Army in the comedy “Straight White Men” by Young Jean Lee, directed by Mark Lamos, at Westport Country Playhouse, now through June 5. (203) 227-4177. www.westportplayhouse.org. Photo by Carol Rosegg

From: 
Date:
05/28/2022
 L-R: Bill Army, Nick Westrate, Denver Milord, and Richard Kline in the comedy “Str Photo

L-R: Bill Army, Nick Westrate, Denver Milord, and Richard Kline in the comedy “Straight White Men” by Young Jean Lee, directed by Mark Lamos, at Westport Country Playhouse, now through June 5. (203) 227-4177. www.westportplayhouse.org. Photo by Carol Rosegg

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Date:
05/28/2022

 

Stage

Productions

Writer and Director

Writing
Bookwriter, Music and Lyrics

Young Jean Lee Awards and Nominations

 
Obie Awards - 2011 - Special Citations Gold Star
Young Jean LeeWe're Gonna Die!
 
Obie Awards - 2007 - Emerging Playwright Award Gold Star
Young Jean Lee

Young Jean Lee News

William Jackson Harper & April Matthis to Star in PRIMARY TRUST World Premiere at Rou Photo William Jackson Harper & April Matthis to Star in PRIMARY TRUST World Premiere at Roundabout Theatre Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 29, 2022

Roundabout Theatre Company's world premiere of Primary Trust by playwright Eboni Booth, directed by Knud Adams, will star Emmy Award nominee William Jackson Harper (“The Underground Railroad”) and Obie and Outer Critics Circle Award winner April Matthis (The Piano Lesson).

Johnny Berchtold Joins the Cast of CAMP SIEGFRIED at Second Stage Photo Johnny Berchtold Joins the Cast of CAMP SIEGFRIED at Second Stage
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 23, 2022

Johnny Berchtold will join the cast of the New York Premiere production of CAMP SIEGFRIED, the new play from Tony Award-nominee BESS WOHL (2ST’s Grand Horizons and Make Believe), directed by Tony Award-winner DAVID CROMER (The Band’s Visit, 2ST’s Man from Nebraska) at Second Stage Theater.

2022 Idea Awards for Theatre Recipients Announced Photo 2022 Idea Awards for Theatre Recipients Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 20, 2022

The Bret Adams and Paul Reisch Foundation has announced the recipients of their 2022 Idea Awards for Theatre; three categories of grants awarded to adventurous new voices in playwriting and musical theatre, as well as the visionary playwrights who have inspired and blazed trails before them.

Lynn Nottage Will Discuss MILMA'S TALE With Damon Tabor at The Center for Fiction Photo Lynn Nottage Will Discuss MILMA'S TALE With Damon Tabor at The Center for Fiction
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2022

The Center for Fiction, a 200-year-old literary nonprofit that has created an immersive home for readers and writers in downtown Brooklyn, and Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, will co-present Story/Teller Arts: Lynn Nottage on Mlima's Tale with Damon Tabor on September 29 at 7pm ET at The Center for Fiction.

24 Actors Will Make Their Broadway Debuts in LEOPOLDSTADT; Meet the Full Cast! Photo 24 Actors Will Make Their Broadway Debuts in LEOPOLDSTADT; Meet the Full Cast!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2022

Leopoldstadt officially begins previews on Broadway tonight, September 14. Get to know the cast bringing this play to the stage!

Michael R. Jackson's WHITE GIRL IN DANGER to Premiere Off-Broadway in Spring 2023 Photo Michael R. Jackson's WHITE GIRL IN DANGER to Premiere Off-Broadway in Spring 2023
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2022

Michael R. Jackson's WHITE GIRL IN DANGER will begin previews on March 15, 2023 and will officially open on April 10, 2023 at Second Stage’s Off-Broadway home, the Tony Kiser Theater. The limited 8-week run will play through Sunday, May 21, 2023.

MARIE IT'S TIME Announces Performance Cancellations and Extension at HERE Photo MARIE IT'S TIME Announces Performance Cancellations and Extension at HERE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2022

 The Obie Award-winning HERE announced that due to a positive COVID test within the company, all performances of Marie It’s Time have been cancelled through Saturday September 17, 2022. Performances will resume Wednesday September 21.

Soho Rep to Present the World Premiere of Kate Tarker's MONTAG in October Photo Soho Rep to Present the World Premiere of Kate Tarker's MONTAG in October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 12, 2022

Soho Rep will present Montag, written by Kate Tarker, directed by Dustin Wills and with original opera music by Daniel Schlosberg. The world premiere production of Montag runs October 12–November 13 at Soho Rep.

Mia Chung's CATCH AS CATCH CAN to be Presented at Playwrights Horizons in October Photo Mia Chung's CATCH AS CATCH CAN to be Presented at Playwrights Horizons in October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 9, 2022

Playwrights Horizons will present Mia Chung’s Catch as Catch Can, directed by Daniel Aukin, running October 14 - November 20 and opening November 1.

Victor Almanzar, Elizabeth Canavan, Rosal Colon & More to Star in BETWEEN RIVERSIDE A Photo Victor Almanzar, Elizabeth Canavan, Rosal Colon & More to Star in BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY on Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 9, 2022

Second Stage Theater has announced casting for the Broadway debut production of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play, BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY, directed by Austin Pendleton. The production will star Victor Almanzar, Elizabeth Canavan, Rosal Colon and more.

Young Jean Lee Videos

VIDEO: Watch a Clip From Second Stage's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN, Starring Josh Charles, Ar VideoVIDEO: Watch a Clip From Second Stage's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN, Starring Josh Charles, Armie Hammer, Stephen Payne, and Paul Schneider
by Stage Tube - May 29, 2020

Second Stage has released a flashback clip from its 2018 production of Straight White Men! 

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Second Stage's WE'RE GONNA DIE VideoBWW TV: Watch Highlights from Second Stage's WE'RE GONNA DIE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 25, 2020

WE'RE GONNA DIE officially opens tonight, February 25 at the Tony Kiser Theater (305 W 43rd Street). Check out highlights below!

BWW TV: Watch Janelle McDermoth Give a Sneak Peek of WE'RE GONNA DIE at Second Stage! VideoBWW TV: Watch Janelle McDermoth Give a Sneak Peek of WE'RE GONNA DIE at Second Stage!
by TV - Press Previews - Jan 25, 2020

Second Stage Theater will soon present WE'RE GONNA DIE, a show performed by Janelle McDermoth (A Bronx Tale), will be part of the company's current 41st season. WE'RE GONNA DIE is written by Young Jean Lee (Straight White Men) and directed & choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly, featuring original music by Young Jean Lee and Tim Simmonds, additional music by John-Michael Lyles, and lyrics by Young Jean Lee. Music supervision and arrangements are by Remy Kurs with orchestrations by Cian McCarthy.

VIDEO: Armie Hammer Talks Moonwalking, Learning Lines, And Being Out Of His Comfort Z VideoVIDEO: Armie Hammer Talks Moonwalking, Learning Lines, And Being Out Of His Comfort Zone In STRAIGHT WHITE MEN On LATE NIGHT
by Stage Tube - Jul 31, 2018

Armie Hammer talks about his terrifying Broadway debut in Straight White Men, why he moonwalks in the show and the very unique way he learns his lines

BWW TV: STRAIGHT WHITE MEN on the Great White Way! Inside Opening Night with Armie Ha VideoBWW TV: STRAIGHT WHITE MEN on the Great White Way! Inside Opening Night with Armie Hammer & Company
by TV - Opening Night Special - Jul 24, 2018

Straight White Men officially opened on Broadway last night, July 23, 2018. Young Jean Lee's dark comedy, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, stars Kate Bornstein, Josh Charles, Ty Defoe, Armie Hammer, Stephen Payne and Paul Schneider.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Armie Hammer, Josh Charles & More in STRAIGHT WHITE MEN! VideoBWW TV: Watch Highlights of Armie Hammer, Josh Charles & More in STRAIGHT WHITE MEN!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 23, 2018

Straight White Men began previews at the Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street) on Friday, June 29, 2018 and officially opens tonight, July 23, 2018. Young Jean Lee's dark comedy, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, stars Kate Bornstein, Josh Charles, Ty Defoe, Armie Hammer, Stephen Payne and Paul Schneider. 

VIDEO: Armie Hammer Talks STRAIGHT WHITE MEN, CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, & More on THE LAT VideoVIDEO: Armie Hammer Talks STRAIGHT WHITE MEN, CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, & More on THE LATE SHOW
by Macon Prickett - Jul 18, 2018

Armie Hammer visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to talk making his Broadway debut, Call Me By Your Name, & more. Check out the clip below!

Second Stage Theater Postpones Start Of Previews For STRAIGHT WHITE MEN VideoSecond Stage Theater Postpones Start Of Previews For STRAIGHT WHITE MEN
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 28, 2018

Second Stage Theater has postponed the start of previews of Young Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, to accommodate additional rehearsal time for new cast member Denis Arndt.  Mr. Arndt joined the company earlier this week. 

BWW TV: Armie Hammer, Josh Charles & More Explain What STRAIGHT WHITE MEN Is All Abou VideoBWW TV: Armie Hammer, Josh Charles & More Explain What STRAIGHT WHITE MEN Is All About!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 15, 2018

Second Stage Theater presents Straight White Men, beginning previews at the Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street) on Friday, June 29, 2018 and officially opening on Monday, July 23, 2018. Young Jean Lee's dark comedy, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, will star Armie Hammer, Tom Skerritt, Josh Charles, Kate Bornstein and Ty Defo.

Trans Actor, Becca Blackwell, Brings Their 'Brilliant And Ballsy” Tragicomedy Back  VideoTrans Actor, Becca Blackwell, Brings Their 'Brilliant And Ballsy” Tragicomedy Back To Joe's Pub After Sold Out Performance
by A.A. Cristi - May 17, 2018

After a sold out performance in February, trans actor, performer and writer, Becca Blackwell returns to Joe's Pub with laugh out loud family tragedy, They, Themself and Schmerm, for two nights only, Sunday, June 24th (Gay Pride Day) and Tuesday, June 26th.


Young Jean Lee Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Young Jean Lee written?
Young Jean Lee has written 1 shows including We're Gonna Die (Bookwriter, Music and Lyrics).

What awards has Young Jean Lee been nominated for?
Special Citations (Obie Awards) for We're Gonna Die! and Emerging Playwright Award (Obie Awards) .

What awards has Young Jean Lee won?
Special Citations (Obie Awards) for We're Gonna Die!and Emerging Playwright Award (Obie Awards).