Hailing from Haeundae Beach of South Korea, Helen Park is a composer based in New York City. She is the first Asian composer or lyricist in history to win a Lucille Lortel Award or to be nominated for a Drama Desk Award (three times).
Helen's recent work include KPOP, her Off-Broadway musical debut for which she co-wrote music and lyrics. Produced by Ars Nova, Ma-Yi Theatre Company and Woodshed Collective, the show received a sold-out, extended run at the A.R.T. New York Theater. KPOP was awarded the 2018 Richard Rodgers Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical.
Helen also wrote Baked Goods (lyrics by Christyn Budzyna, book by Charlie Cohen) for which she won the 2018 Samuel French Short Playwriting Contest.
Currently, Helen is writing songs for a new Animated Feature musical film Over the Moon, directed by Academy Award winner Glen Keane and produced by Pearl Studios and Netflix. The film is slated for a 2020 global release.
Helen is an alumnus of NYU’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program and member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop (Advanced).