Adam Gwon

Position
Associate Professor

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Adam Gwon is an award-winning composer and lyricist whose musicals have been produced on six continents in more than six languages.

Gwon's off-Broadway productions include Scotland, PA (Roundabout Theatre), Ordinary Days (Roundabout Theatre, Keen Company revival), and Old Jews Telling Jokes (Westside Theatre). His regional productions include Witnesses (California Center for the Arts), String (Village Theatre), Cake Off (Signature Theatre, Bucks County Playhouse), Cloudlands (South Coast Repertory), The Boy Detective Fails (Signature Theatre), and Bernice Bobs Her Hair (Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma).

Career Highlights
  • Drama Desk Award nomination, New York Times Critic’s Pick for Scotland, PA
  • Drama League Award nomination for Ordinary Days
  • New York Times Critic’s Pick for Old Jews Telling Jokes
  • Helen Hayes Award nomination for Cake Off
Awards
  • Fred Ebb Award (2008)
  • The ASCAP Foundation Harold Adamson Lyric Award (2009)
  • Wallowitch and Burman Songwriting Award (2010)
  • Kleban Prize for Excellence in Musical Theatre Writing (2011)
  • Donna Perret Rosen Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre (2012)
  • Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theater (2015)
  • The Weston-Ghostlight New Musical Award (2019)
  • Frederick Loewe Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre Writing
  • Craig Noel Award, Outstanding New Musical (2019)
Education
  • BFA, NYU Tisch School of the Arts