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Kevin Wong is a Toronto-based composer-lyricist, singer/musician, and dramaturg.

Past works include: Recurring John: A Song CycleSTAR!(ving): A Collection of SongsMisprint (with bookwriter Lauren Toffan); Drama 101 (with bookwriter & co-lyricist Steven Gallagher, Bravo Academy 2017 / Etobicoke School of the Arts 2018 / Stage Door Academy 2018); and Reframed (Musical Stage Company / Art Gallery of Ontario, Dora Nomination – Best New Musical/Opera).

Current projects: Believers (with bookwriter & co-lyricist Ali Joy Richardson), Polly Peel (with bookwriter Julie Tepperman, 2018 Toronto Fringe Festival and winner of the 2018 Playwrights Guild of Canada Stage West New Musical Award), and In Real Life (with bookwriter & co-lyricist Nick Green, most recently presented in reading at the 2018 Canadian Music Theatre Project at Sheridan College).

Kevin is an Artistic Associate at the Musical Stage Company. He is a member of the vocal group Asian Riffing Trio (with Chris Tsujiuchi and Colin Asuncion).


  • 2018 Playwrights’ Guild of Canada Stage West Family Pechet Musical Prize (Polly Peel, with bookwriter Julie Tepperman)
  • Toronto Fringe 2018 Pat & Tony Adams Freedom Fund for New Musical (formerly titled Paul O’Sullivan Prize) (Polly Peel, with bookwriter Julie Tepperman)
  • 2018 Fringe Patron’s Pick (Tarragon Mainspace, Polly Peel)

"...Kevin Wong has some serious compositional chops. Each and every standalone number in his new song cycle is memorable, amusing, touching, rousing or some combination thereof. His orchestrations are clever and his lyrics deft..."

My Entertainment World

"...composer/lyricist Kevin Wong is extraordinarily gifted. His songs, many of them infectiously catchy, have harmonies as complex as the central (unseen) character himself, and the lyrics are variously funny and poignant."

Now MagazineGlenn Sumi

"Wong’s compositions range from quiet and touching to brassy and toe-tapping, with lyrics that are elegant without being overly-precious. His orchestration is a real highlight, drawing a warm, rich, and plucky sound from his string-heavy ensemble."