Randall Eng’s music mines the territory between opera, music-theatre, and jazz. His operas Henry’s Wife and Florida have been presented at Lyric Opera Cleveland, New York City Opera’s VOX Festival, Manhattan School of Music, American Opera Projects, the Center for Contemporary Opera, the Shaw Festival, and the Public Theater’s “New Work Now!” Festival. Other compositions include works for Albany Symphony Orchestra’s Dogs of Desire, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Mirror Visions Ensemble, and Luna Stage Theatre.
Randall has been awarded grants, prizes, and residencies from the American Music Center, the American Composers Forum, the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, the Hermitage Artists Retreat, the Montalvo Arts Center, the Ucross Foundation, the Bang on a Can Summer Institute, the John Duffy Composers Institute at the Virginia Arts Festival, American Opera Projects, the Eugene O’Neill Music Theatre Conference, Tapestry New Opera Works, and New Dramatists.
He is a graduate of Harvard University, Cambridge University, and New York University’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, where he is now a full-time faculty member. His teachers include Anthony Davis, Mark Adamo, and Wadada Leo Smith. A Staten Island native and Jeopardy! champion, he lives in New York City