It’s been nearly a year since the Tony Awards Administration Committee eliminated the Sound Design Tony so this week we check in on what progress is being made to right that wrong with Sound Designer Nevin Steinberg! Nevin tells us about the steps being taken to educate the public about the art of Sound Design including a newly formed committee within United Scenic Artists. But this episode has so much more! Nevin and Cory chat about his work on ‘Hamilton’ and the emotional and professional impact of being involved with such a runaway hit and Nevin shares lots of interesting anecdotes from ‘The Addams Family’, ‘Venus in Fur’ and ‘In The Heights.’ Hear about the challenges of designing sound for Shakespeare in the Park, why he often doesn’t listen to cast albums, and you’ll never drink a glass of Merlot again without thinking about Nevin’s dead-on comparison of design and the fine art of winemaking. Cheers!
Nevin Steinberg’s Broadway Sound Design credits include It Shoulda Been You, Mothers and Sons, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Tony nomination), The Performers, Magic/Bird, Venus in Fur, The Merchant of Venice, Lombardi, The Addams Family, Ragtime, and Bye Bye Birdie. Off-Broadway: Hamilton (The Public Theater), The Landing (The Vineyard Theatre), The Heir Apparent (Classic Stage), and Far From Heaven (Playwrights Horizons). Nevin is the Audio Consultant for Carnegie Hall’s Isaac Stern Auditorium. Over thirty Broadway productions as a former founding principal of Acme Sound Partners and five additional Tony nominations for The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Fences, Hair, and In The Heights. Also during his tenure, Acme received six Drama Desk Award nominations and won the Drama Desk Award four times.
Nevin’s theater work includes National Touring productions; international companies in the United Kingdom, South America, Mexico, Australia and Asia; local productions in Los Angeles and Las Vegas; and numerous regional productions throughout the United States. He is also in demand for concerts and special events with renowned orchestras such as The New York Philharmonic and The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in world-class venues such as Carnegie Hall and unconventional performance spaces such as The United Palace Theatre in Washington Heights.