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IN PRINT: Still The Mad China Man


In Print Still The Mad China Man 6

By now, no one expects less than constant reinvention when it comes to Dick lee. The multi-hyphenate personality (singer, songwriter, restaurateur, visual artist, designer, creative director and soon filmmaker) needs no introduction and shows no signs of stopping well into his 40th year in the arts and entertainment industry. At age 57, Lee has casually placed yet another feather in his cap with his first-ever solo exhibition, Imperfect Memory, at Galerie Belvedere.

MEN’S FOLIO: Why another musical?

DICK LEE: It’s like asking David Bowie, “Why another album?” I write musicals, that’s what I do! I love writing musicals best, as I am able to express myself purely without taking into account the music market or a particular singer. Most of my song writing is written “to order” or commissioned for a specific singer or project. Musicals allow me to write a series of songs that make a whole, rather than limit my ideas to one four-minute songs.

Read the full interview in our Dec 13 issue out on newsstands now.