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Born and raised in Singapore, Cheeyang Ng (they/them) is an award-winning singer-songwriter who writes at the intersection of queer, Asian and immigrant stories. Recipient of the Princess Grace Award and the ASCAP Foundation's Lucille & Jack Yellen Award, they have performed around the world, including Lincoln Center with Carole King and Carnegie Hall with a cappella group Vocalosity. They are the first Singaporean composer to headline a concert at the Millennium Stage at Kennedy Center, Joe's Pub and Feinstein's/54 Below.

Creator of podcast East Side Story and vocal group The Lunar Collective, they have won multiple vocal awards all across Asia, including Singapore, Taiwan and China, including the first Campus Superstar award in 2006, Singapore's Mandarin version of American Idol.

Musicals in development include:

EASTBOUND (2020 NAMT, 2022 Village Theatre Beta Production) with Khiyon Hursey; 
MĀYĀ (2021 NAMT, 2023 ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop with Stephen Schwartz) with Eric Sorrels; 
THE PHOENIX (2023 Rhinebeck Writers' Retreat) with Desdemona Chiang & Eric Sorrels; and
LEGENDARY (2024 Johnny Mercer Writers Grove at Goodspeed, Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals)


As a screenwriter, pilots include AFTER LIFE (Coverfly Red List; Screencraft Sci-Fi Semifinalist), THE SONG OF THE YUAN WARRIOR, and THE O WORD.

MFA: NYU Graduate Musical Theatre Writing

BMus: Berklee College of Music


  • 2024 New York Stage and Film Finalist

  • 2024 Eugene O'Neill National Musical Theatre Conference Finalist

  • 2023 Musical Theatre Factory Makers Cohort III

  • 2022 MUSE Harold Wheeler Award

  • 2022 MUSE Mentorship with Tom Kitt

  • 2022 Goodspeed Johnny Mercer Songwriters Grove

  • 2021 Jonathan Larson Grant Finalist

  • 2020 Eugene O'Neill National Musical Theatre Conference Finalist

  • 2019 ASCAP Lucille & Jack Yellen Award

  • 2019 Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project

  • 2019 New York Musical Festival (NYMF) Commission

  • 2019 Prospect Musical Theater Lab

  • 2018 Front and Center at City Center with Tom Kitt

  • 2018 NYU Horace W. Goldsmith Fellowship

  • 2018 Joe’s Pub / Musical Theatre Factory Season Headliner

  • 2017 NY Theatre Barn IMPACT Award 

  • 2016 Carnegie Hall Performance with Vocalosity

  • 2016 Founder of The Apex Project (Singapore)

  • 2016 NAMT Writers Grant

  • 2013 Lincoln Center with Carole King / Natalie Cole

  • 2011 Singapore Media Development Authority Scholarship

  • 2009 Taiwan Superstar Avenue Competitor

  • 2006 Campus Superstar Winner

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