Biography & Creative Practice


Jeff Tang is a composer, lyricist, and creative producer whose artistic practice investigates the creation of the historical cultural narrative through music and theatre. His work has been seen and heard in New York, Chicago, London, Minneapolis, Berkeley, and La Jolla.

Commissions include NYC's Leviathan Lab, the NYU Write/Act Festival, Music Institute of Chicago, Theatre Latte Da in Minneapolis, St. Ann's School in Brooklyn, and Reese Witherspoon’s production company, Hello Sunshine.

A 2019-2020 Sokoloff Arts Creative Fellow, Jeff has been a Summer Labs Artist in Residence at National Sawdust, a Composition Fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and an alumnus of the New Dramatists Composer-Librettist Studio, Prospect Theater Company's Musical Theater Lab, and the PlayLabs Festival at the Playwrights Center.

He is the Executive Creative Producer of Real Magic (with Grammy Award-winning composer/vocalist/bassist Esperanza Spalding), and a proud member of the Brooklyn-based creative studio Peoplmovr, working to support equity and inclusion while fostering dialogue among artists, organizations, and communities.

He spends his days as the Assistant Producer on the Metropolitan Opera's Media & Presentations team, creating content for the Peabody-Award winning international Live in HD broadcasts, and many evenings as the Associate Producer for NationalSawdust+, a new concerts and conversation series at the grassroots artist-driven performance space in Williamsburg.

He is the recipient of New York University's Graduate and Professional Opportunity Fellowship (MFA, Musical Theater Writing) and the Mary Nunez Souza Music Award from the University of California, Berkeley (BA, Music and Political Science).

Predictably, he lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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Photo by Jill Steinberg

Photo by Jill Steinberg