Robert Ellsworth Feng
Voice Over Artist Biography
Robert Ellsworth Feng is a voice actor working and living in the New York City area. After graduating with his Masters degree from Manhattan School of Music in voice performance, Robert applied his training in opera and theatre to voice over work.
Robert began his career as a voice over artist with award winning composer and regional artistic director of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington, Tony Small in Project 31: A series of fun and educational mastercourses for children to watch easily from their homes. Robert appeared as a narrator in Project 31's video titled "Oh Opera!", a 45-minute long crash course in the history and inner-workings of opera. World famous opera singer, Denyce Graves writes "In a post COVID world - creativity and productivity continues in this exciting digital work for young people. It is charming, interesting, touching, funny, and relatable...", noting that Mr.Feng does "a beautiful job in teaching us about opera and its many aspects-showing us all how opera and Classical music can and has always been a part of our daily lives."
Robert has continued his work as a voice over artist, and even brings it into virtual audiobook-operas that require spoken dialogue including Social Distance Opera's (Barn Opera) online production of "Street Scene" as the janitor Henry Davis, and in Hawaii Opera Theatre's production of "I'll Be Seeing You: 1940s Radio Hour LIVE", a show featuring the hits of the 1940s for the 80th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, as the Radio Announcer. Robert went on to work with Circle Round, a podcast on 90.9 WBUR-FM as multiple colorful characters in their short audiobooks for children. 90.9 WBUR-FM is Boston's NPR news station, reaching approximately 500,000 listeners weekly.
Most recently, Robert has been featured in the podcast Who? When? Wow!, by the creators of Circle Round, to voice in audiobooks that tell the stories of unsung, but nonetheless important historical figures.
To learn more about Robert's work, you can also check out his profile at AHAB Talent.
You can also download Robert's resume HERE.
Selected work samples are below.
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The Charming Flute (Circle Round - WBUR)
"Our story is called “The Charming Flute.” It was inspired by tales told among the Uyghurs: a Turkic-speaking people from Central Asia. Our adaptation continues our 2020 summer series with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and features musical accompaniment by BSO flutist Elizabeth Ostling.
Voices in this episode include Feodor Chin, Robert Feng, Mark Saul and Amy Hargreaves." - WBUR
Little Frog's BIG Voice (Circle Round - WBUR)
Our story is called “Little Frog’s Big Voice.” Versions of this tale come from the Aboriginal peoples of Australia.
Voices in this episode include Robert Feng, Precious Hollaway, Eddy Hong, Delores King Williams, Alex Brightman and Dyllón Burnside. Broadway actor Alex Brightman received Tony Award nominations for his starring roles in School of Rock - The Musical and Beetlejuice. Dyllón Burnside hosted the PBS documentary, Prideland and stars in POSE on FX. He released his new single, “Silence,” earlier this year.
This episode was adapted for Circle Round by Rebecca Sheir. It was edited by Katherine Brewer. Original music and sound design is by Eric Shimelonis. Our artist is Sabina Hahn.
DanSing Pancakes Commercial
DanSing Pancakes is an audiobook for children about making healthy choices. Music is by the legendary Platters' lead singer Joe Coleman, with original story by Rick Vitacco and Philip B. Auerbach. Illustrations by Aubrey Morgan Foster and Tracy Foster Pyke.
This commercial is voiced by Robert Ellsworth Feng and was advertised during the BGCGW's Holiday Tings Winter Concert at the Kennedy Center in 2020.
The Wind Catcher (circle round - wbur)
Our story is called “The Wind Catcher.” Versions of this folktale come from the Marshall Islands — a country made up of thousands of islands in the Pacific Ocean.
Voices in this episode include Feodor Chin, Andrew Donnelly, Jason Ennis, Robert Feng, Hrishikesh Hirway, Edward Hong, and Tony Award winner Lea Salonga, star of numerous Broadway musicals including Flower Drum Song, Les Misérables, Miss Saigon and Once On This Island. Lea is also the voice behind two Disney princesses: Jasmine in Aladdin and Mulan in Mulan. Her new album, Live from Sydney with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, is available wherever you stream and download music.
This episode was adapted for Circle Round by Rebecca Sheir. It was edited by Amory Sivertson. Original music and sound design is by Eric Shimelonis. Our artist is Sabina Hahn.
Fools Thrush In (circle round - wbur)
Ever heard the expression, “Fools rush in?” When we say “fools rush in,” we’re talking about people who make decisions a little too quickly, without a whole lot of thought, and wind up paying the price.
In today’s tale, we’ll meet someone who doesn’t just rush in — he flies there!
Our story is called “Fools Thrush In.” This tale has been told among the Mohawk and Oneida people: Native Americans who originally lived in the northeastern United States. Voices in this episode include Jason Ennis, Robert Feng, Thais Harris, Faith Salie, Nick Sholley, Alexia Trainor, Dawn Ursula, and Anthony Alabi. Check out Anthony in the original Netflix sitcom, Family Reunion. This episode was adapted for Circle Round by Rebecca Sheir. It was edited by Supervising Producer Amory Sivertson. Original music and sound design is by Eric Shimelonis. Our artist is Sabina Hahn.
The Friend Ship (circle round - wbur)
Our story is called “The Friend Ship.” Versions of this folktale originally come from the island nation of Japan.
Voices in this episode include Robert Feng, Faith Salie, Dawn Ursula, and Carra Patterson. Carra Patterson stars in the Disney+ series Turner & Hooch. You Broadway fans may have seen her breakout performance as the only female in the 2017 Tony Award-winning play Jitney, written by August Wilson.
This episode was adapted for Circle Round by Rebecca Sheir. It was edited by Supervising Producer Amory Sivertson. Original music and sound design is by Eric Shimelonis. Our artist is Sabina Hahn.