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Interview with Tony Awards winner John Shivers



John Shivers is a theatrical sound designer based in New York, United States. He specialises in the design of sound systems for musical theatre productions on Broadway and internationally.

His credits include following shows: Pretty Woman (Worldwide), Beauty and the Beast 25 (Shanghai), Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour (Worldwide), Kinky Boots (Worldwide) (2013 Tony Award recipient), Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway, Bonnie & Clyde, Sister Act, 9 to 5, The Little Mermaid, Tarzan (Worldwide), and Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays. International: Spirit of Life, The Secret, Das Wunder Von Bern, The Lion King (Shanghai) and (Singapore), Regional: Becoming Nancy, 42nd St., Rock of Ages, The Heart of Rock and Roll, Moonshine, Harmony, The Nutty Professor, Tales of the City, Emma, Robin and the 7 Hoods. Other credits: Savion Glover, Burt Bacharach, Gregory Hines and engineering at Electric Lady Studios.

John’s proudest production however, is his gem of a daughter, Ruby :-)

Shivers and was the recipient of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Sound Design of a Musical for his work on the Broadway musical Kinky Boots. Shivers was also nominated for the 2009 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Sound Design for his work on 9 to 5.

Photo credits: Broadwayworld.com



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