This webcast was broadcast Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 2:00pm EST. Register below to immediately watch the replay.
Hamilton has just broken the record for the most Tony Award nominations for a Broadway musical, with a jaw-dropping 16 nominations including best musical! Since sound design is no longer a Tony category, Live Design is celebrating the incredible work of sound designer Nevin Steinberg, for this groundbreaking production about America’s founding father, Alexander Hamilton, with book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, a triple Tony nominee for Hamilton, which also won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in drama.
Steinberg designed the sound for the show’s world premiere at The Public Theatre, and redesigned it for the Richard Rodgers theatre on Broadway, where it is the hottest ticket in decades, and poised to sweep the Tony Awards in a landslide on June 12. Steinberg presents the sound design from inception to completion: a look at his inspiration for the design, technical challenges, details about the gear choices, collaborating with the other designers, and achieving the optimum sound for this show with its complex score that embraces rap and has redefined the experience of a Broadway musical. Associate sound designer Jason Crystal will join Steinberg for this historic webcast.
During this webcast, Nevin Steinberg, sound designer, discusses:
- The sound design for the hit musical, Hamilton, both at The Public Theatre and on Broadway;
- How the sound design enhances a totally new, almost modern operatic score with book and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, triple Tony nominee for Hamilton, and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, also a Tony nominee for Hamilton;
- The choice of sound gear, from console to loudspeakers, microphones, etc;
- How the sound design team coordinated their efforts in creating a new paradigm for sound on Broadway.
Moderator: Ellen Lampert-Gréaux – Creative Director, Live Design & LDI
Presenter: Nevin Steinberg, sound designer. A seasoned Broadway sound designer, Nevin Steinberg is a passionate collaborator on a wide range of live events and theater productions. His recent projects include Hamilton on Broadway and at The Public Theater, It Shoulda Been You and Terrence McNally’s Mothers And Sons on Broadway, Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s Bright Star at The Old Globe, and the world premiere of John Kander and Greg Pierce's musical The Landing at The Vineyard Theatre, continuing his dedication to the creation of new work. In addition to his theater design, Steinberg serves as the audio consultant for Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall.