1923 - 2012
Stephen Chun-Tao Cheng, a native from Shanghai, China, passed away on September 18, 2012 in New York City, his home for over the last 60 years. He was an acclaimed international singer, actor, composer, and creator of the Tao of Voice, an East-West approach to singing. He devoted his life to the performing arts, appearing in concerts worldwide as well as numerous appearances in theater, film, and commercials. His legacy includes his book, The Tao of Voice, translated in many languages as well as his record, The Flower Drum & Other Chinese Folk Songs. Born and raised in China and educated in the United States, he became a renowned teacher of the performing arts. He inspired many singers and vocal artists with his unique artistry and approach. He will be missed by his five children, Pascal, Danielle, Olivier, Philippe, and Lydia and his grandchildren, Julian, Max, Sasha, Sophie, and Gabriel. A memorial service is being planned for the beginning of November in New York City. If you would like to contact our family, please send an email to [email protected]
Published by New York Times from Sep. 19 to Sep. 20, 2012.