AES New York 2013 Presenter or Author
Primary Affiliation: Nevin Steinberg Sound Design - New York, NY, USA
AES Member Type: Associate
In his 12th year designing sound for Broadway, touring and regional theater productions, Nevin recently opened the critically acclaimed Broadway production of RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA and received his sixth TONY Award nomination for his work on the show. He is currently serving as Audio Consultant for Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall. Formerly, Nevin was a founding principal of the prolific sound design firm Acme Sound Partners with whom he provided sound design services for dozens of Broadway shows including such diverse TONY Award winners as IN THE HEIGHTS, HAIR, MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT, THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, AVENUE Q and LA BOHEME. While Nevin was with the company, Acme was recognized with TONY Award nominations for Best Sound Design in each of the first five years the award was given (for THE GERSHWIN'S 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, for PORGY AND BESS, BENGAL TIGER, RAGTIME and LA BOHÉME. Nevin's theater work includes National Touring productions; international companies in the United Kingdom, South America, Australia and Asia; local productions in 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. A frequent presenter at Live Design Magazine's Broadway Sound Master Classes, Nevin has been a guest lecturer and evaluated student projects for sound design programs at North Carolina School of the Arts and Purdue University. In November of 2011 he led a three-day workshop and symposium in Seoul for Arts Council Korea Human Resource Development Center's inaugural International Theatre Arts program. Nevin began his career in theater as an audio technician at The American Repertory Theatre while a student at Harvard University (and a member of the famed Hasty Pudding Theatricals). After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in English in 1989, he pursued audio engineering and design work in Providence, Baltimore and Columbus before moving back to New York and beginning work in commercial theater. His work in dinner theater led to jobs with the touring productions of THE SECRET GARDEN and ANGELS IN AMERICA. Returning from the road, Nevin began work in New York as an engineer on off-Broadway and Broadway productions such as SUNSET BOULEVARD, SIDE SHOW, FOOTLOOSE and THE WILD PARTY before transitioning into the sound designer's role. He holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard College in English and American Literature and Language, and in 2011 completed a Certificate Program in Arts Management at NYU's School for Continuing Professional Studies.
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