From award winning writer Timothy Huang comes a new one-act musical featuring an award winning performance by Shonn Wiley!
A nameless novelist arrives in New York intent on getting his first book published. As he recounts his daily misadventures in a series of letters to his girl back home, we see through his eyes the colorful eccentric, vibrant and wildly bizarre characters that make up his new life, and the tragic events that make up his old one.
Ron Cohen of Backstage says:
"...this one-man musical plays like a fresh variation on 'Wonderful Town' propelled by stunning music and a tremendously appealing solo performance by Shonn Wiley. Timothy Huang's score boasts masterful plot- and character-driven songs and comedic set pieces... Some have a contemporary throb, but others have a haunting melodic quality that seems torn from the annals of the Great American Songbook, populated by such folks as George Gershwin and Harold Arlen..."
Matthew Murray of Talkin Broadway says:
"...songs like the wistfully romantic 'A Little Part of Every Day', the energetic and driving 'Five Days' and 'Unstoppable' and the exhaustedly resigned 'How Do People Do This Every Day' superbly define his ever-evolving character...a familiar depiction of New York and a singular realization of this man's experiences there... often so effortlessly moving and openhanded that you feel as if you're being granted a forbidden peek into this man's psyche..."
Shonn Wiley made his Broadway debut in the original cast of the Tony Award winning revival, 42nd St. He understudied the coveted role of Billy Lawlor, and shortly after opening, performed the role, catching the attention of producers and theatergoers alike. After completing his run on Broadway, Shonn was asked to star as Billy Lawlor in the groundbreaking Moscow production of 42nd St. Receiving rave reviews for his performance, Shonn became the first Broadway leading man to perform an American musical in Russia.
In fall of 2004, Shonn originated the role of Dr. Jack Seward on Broadway in Frank Wildhorn’s highly anticipated musical Dracula at the Belasco Theater. Shonn also played Younger Brother in the critically acclaimed production of Ragtime at the Papermill Playhouse. He can also been seen on CBS’s Guiding Light in a recurring role as Young Josh Lewis. In Fall of 2006, Shonn wrapped principal photography on the independant film, Tiny Dancer, featuring One Life to Live's Melissa Gallo.
Shonn graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a BFA in Acting from the School of Drama. He is the recipient of The Thomas Auclair Memorial Scholarship and The Adelyne Roth Levine Memorial Award in Acting.
Timothy Huang has performed in theatre, film and TV in and around the New York area since getting his BFA in acting from NYU/Tisch and CAP21 in 1997.
Screen credits include appearances on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, SNL, Free Country (Jason Kim), The Accident (with Amy Acker and Sarah Clarke) and HBO's award winning Mafia drama, The Soprano's.
Prior to The View From Here, Timothy wrote book and lyrics for the one act musical And Then There Were Two with composer Carl Fernstrum, and music for the one acts Breathing Mars with playwright Liz Duffy Adams and Kissing Nick with playwright Catherine Ward. His full length musical, And the Earth Moved, inspired by the tragic earthquake which struck Taipei in 1999 was a finalist for the National Music Theatre Network's New Voices Prize in 2004 and won the audience award for the 2004 New York Musical Theatre Festival, which hosted its premiere production. It has since toured extensively in the U.S. and Asia.