AES New York 2017 Presenter or Author
Primary Affiliation: Modern Projects Inc. - New York, NY, USA
AES Member Type: Associate
A seasoned Broadway sound designer, Nevin is a passionate collaborator on a wide range of live events and theater productions. His recent projects include the game-changer HAMILTON on Broadway and at The Public Theater, the cutting edge DEAR EVAN HANSEN on and off-Broadway, Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s BRIGHT STAR on Broadway (and at The Kennedy Center and The Old Globe) continuing his dedication to the creation of new work.
In addition to his theater design, Nevin serves as the Audio Consultant for Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall.
In 2013, he opened the acclaimed RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA on Broadway, and received a Tony Award nomination for Best Sound Design for his work on the production. Nevin's other recent sound designs in New York include BANDSTAND, IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU and Terrence McNally’s MOTHERS AND SONS on Broadway, the world premiere of John Kander and Greg Pierce's musical THE LANDING at The Vineyard Theatre, FAR FROM HEAVEN at Playwrights Horizons Theatre, and THE PERFORMERS and MAGIC/BIRD on Broadway, both of which opened in 2012 at The Longacre Theatre.
Formerly, Nevin was a founding principal of the prolific sound design firm Acme Sound Partners, and 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 BOHÈME. During the eleven years 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 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, for PORGY AND BESS, BENGAL TIGER, RAGTIME and LA BOHÈME.
A frequent presenter at Live Design Magazine's Broadway Sound Master Classes, Nevin has also 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.
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. Nevin is Trustee of the Town Hall Foundation, Inc., the non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and support of The Town Hall, a cultural and education center as well as a national historic landmark in the center of Times Square.
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SR04: Theatrical Sound Design (Chair)