Actor BD Wong won a Tony Award for his performance as Song Liling (opposite John Lithgow ’67, Art.D. ’05) in M. Butterfly, becoming the only actor in Broadway history to receive the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Clarence Derwent Award and Theatre World Award for the same role.
During his residency at Harvard on Oct. 3 and 4, Wong will coach students in the cast and creative team of M. Butterfly, produced by the Asian Student Arts Project and running Nov. 1-9 at the Loeb Ex. Wong will also offer a performance master class, which is free and open to the public and will feature Harvard students, 4-5:30 p.m. in the Horner Room in Agassiz Theatre.
Wong has voiced Captain Li Shang in the Disney animated feature film Mulan, and reprised the role in sequel and the video game, Kingdom Hearts II. He is well-known for his portrayal of Special Agent George Huang, M.D. in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Dr. Henry Wu in the first, fourth and fifth Jurassic Park films, as well as his role as Howard Weinstein in Father of the Bride and its sequel, Dr. Wong in The Ref. He also voices Toad Liu Hai in DuckTales.
Wong is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir, Following Foo (The Electronic Adventures of the Chestnut Man), and has received community service recognitions from the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Asian AIDS Project, GLAAD, New York Anti-Violence Project, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Association of Asian-Pacific American Artists and the Museum of Chinese in America. He is on the board of Rosie’s Theater Kids and the Actors’ Fund of America.