Erin Quill is presenting and moderating two panels at BroadwayCon.
This afternoon’s panel is RISE: AAPIs and Pop MT Musicals with ALADDIN’s Shoba Narayan and BEETLEJUICE’s Kelvin Moon Loh in New Yorker Hotel – Grammercy Park Suite from 3:40pm -4:40pm. Click here for more information on the panel. The New Yorker Hotel is located at 481 8Th Ave. New York, NY.
Erin will be talking to Shoba Narayan (Aladdin) and Kelvin Moon Loh (Beetlejuice) about the rise of lead roles now open to casting Asian Americans, and how groundbreaking work still must be done- 8 shows a week- in order for America to see us.
Ms Narayan is the first South Asian to perform in the role of Jasmine, she also has been seen on Broadway in The Great Comet of 1812, Wicked, and on tour with Hamilton. She is a trailblazer- one show at a time. She recently was the lead in the Broadway bound workshop of Come Fall In Love, based on one of Bollywood’s most beloved films.
Kelvin Moon Loh first made a splash in the musical, Here Lies Love at The Public Theater. Since then, he has appeared on Broadway in The King and I, SpongeBob SquarePants, and now as Otho in Beetlejuice– he is a multi-hypen talent- and has written a pilot with fellow actor, Conrad Ricamora- that was sold to Hulu. As a writer and an advocate he has been on the forefront of many of the changes currently rocking the Great White Way. @kelvinmoonloh
On Saturday, July 9, Erin will be presenting and moderating Writing Our Way Out: writing our own stories in New Yorker Hotel – Grammercy Park Suite from 3:40pm – 4:40pm. Click here for more information the panel.
The panel will feature Playwrights, Directors, and Lyricist/Composers talking about writing pieces for those who do not fall into the traditional categories of how America sees leading roles.
Helen Park is a composer and lyricist who wrote the songs for Over The Moon, an animated film that featured songs sung by Broadway alums such as Philippa Soo. She has a show opening on Broadway this coming October, called KPOP.
Daniel K. Isaac is a playwright who is also known for his acting on series such as BILLIONS and THE OTHER TWO; his play, Once Upon a (korean) Time opens this August produced by the Ma Yi Theater Company
Ralph B. Peña is a Playwright and a Director whose list of accomplishments in both is vast. He is an advocate as well as an Artistic Director of Ma-Yi Theater Company, which holds OBIE and Drama Desk Awards to their credit. As a playwright he wrote FLIPZOIDS, This End Up, and Loose Leaf Bindings. As a Director, he was just represented at The Public Theater with Lloyd Suh’s The Chinese Lady. He also won an OBIE for directing The Romance of Magno Rubio. He is directing Once Upon A (korean) Time for Ma Yi, which opens in August.
Erin Quill is a graduate of CMU. She is an original Broadway cast member of Avenue Q. She has also been seen in the 50th Anniversary Production of Flower Drum Song as Madame Rita Liang and on tour in The King and I as Lady Thiang. She was in the Arena Stage production of DAVE, directed by Tina Landau. Her TV credits include: “John Mulaney and the Sacklunch Bunch,” “The Blacklist,” “The Other Two,” “Nurse Jackie,” “NYPD Blue,” and many more. As a writer, she is best known for her blog, The Fairy Princess Diaries, which champions inclusion and challenges theatrical norms.
Check out all of Erin’s programming at BroadwayCon here.