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 outreach edition of the Mikado as Ko-Ko, the Lord High Executioner.
Most recently, Robert has worked 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.
To learn more about Robert's work, you can also check out his profile at AHAB Talent.
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.
Oh Opera! (Project 31)
Project 31 was started by Tony Small in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the effect it had on artists and on the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington, of which Tony is the regional artistic director. Project 31 is a conglomeration of the first 31 artists to respond to the call to action in continuing to provide children accessible, engaging, and educational masterclasses from all kinds of artistic mediums. Robert Feng and Taylor-Alexis DuPont narrate "Oh Opera!": A 45-minute crash course into the history of opera.
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.