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Howard Ho

Howard Ho is a playwright, composer, and sound designer. He was a 2016 Center Theatre Group Literary Fellow and a 2013 NY State Summer Writers Institute Scholarship recipient. He is currently a Finalist in the East West Players Musical Theatre Initiative to develop original Asian American musicals and the recipient of an EWP Playwriting Scholarship. His play Various Emporia was a semifinalist in the O’Neill Theater Center’s 2017 National Playwrights Conference He is a member of the Playground-LA Writers Pool and the Vagrancy Playwrights’ Group. His short works have been produced at Company of Angels and New Musicals, Inc.

He studied Musicology at UCLA, where he was an editor at The Daily Bruin, and Master of Professional Writing at USC, where he was an editor of the Southern California Review. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild.

The Musical (Non-Lyrical) Brilliance of Hamilton's Hip-Hop Vernacular
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The Musical (Non-Lyrical) Brilliance of Hamilton's Hip-Hop Vernacular

16 July 2017

Howard Ho breaks down the genius of Hamilton’s music and tracks how it follows musical theatre tradition.