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Born and raised in Singapore, Cheeyang Ng 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 at age 16, Singapore's Mandarin version of American Idol.

Musicals in development include EASTBOUND (2020 NAMT, Village Theatre) with Khiyon Hursey, MĀYĀ (2021 NAMT, Live & In Color, Hypokrit Productions) with Eric Sorrels and THE PHOENIX (Johnny Mercer's Writers Grove at Goodspeed Musicals) with Stefani Kuo & Eric Sorrels.


MFA: NYU Graduate Musical Theatre Writing.

BMus: Berklee College of Music. ​


  • 2022 MUSE Harold Wheeler Award

  • 2021 Jonathan Larson Grant Finalist

  • 2020 Eugene O'Neill National Musical Theatre 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 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 MDA (Singapore) Scholarship

  • 2009 Taiwan Superstar Avenue Competitor

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