Broadway Diversified by Asian Power: Baayork Lee / Co-founder of National Asian Artists Project
A legendary New York actor and director best known for playing Connie in "A Chorus Line" now strives to create opportunities for Asian performers. She talks about racial diversity in American theater.
Baayork Lee, who played the Asian cast member Connie Wong in the premiere of "A Chorus Line" in 1975, remains involved with the production today as a director
The National Asian Artists Project (NAAP) also works on the REDISCOVER Series, which presents classic musicals with predominantly Asian-American casts
Born and bred in New York's Chinatown, Baayork had a Chinese father and an Indian mother
Theater Club, an activity for elementary schools in Chinatown, is another important NAAP initiative