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The Tony Awards for Best Sound Design of a Play and Best Sound Design of a Musical recognize excellence in sound design for Broadway theatre. They were first given in the 2007–2008 season.[1] In 2014, the Tony Awards Administration Committee announced that starting with the 2014-2015 season the Tony Awards for Best Sound Design of a Play and of a Musical would be eliminated.[2] In 2017, the committee announced that the two Sound Design awards would again be presented starting in the 2017–2018 season.[3]


Best Sound Design of a PlayEdit



Best Sound Design of a MusicalEdit



Award recordsEdit

Multiple winsEdit

2 Wins
  • Gareth Fry
  • Brian Ronan

Multiple nominationsEdit

Historic winsEdit

2019: Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz – Hadestown

  • Jessica Paz is the first woman to receive a Tony nomination for Sound Design and also the first woman to win a Tony Award for Sound Design.[4][5]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Jones, Kenneth (June 19, 2007). "Starting in 2007-08, Sound Designers Will Be Recognized by Tony Awards". Playbill. Archived from the original on June 26, 2007. Retrieved May 7, 2018.
  2. ^ Healy, Patrick (June 12, 2014). "Tony Committee Decision to Drop Sound Design Awards Prompts Noisy Outcry". The New York Times. Retrieved May 7, 2018.
  3. ^ Cox, Gordon (April 24, 2017). "Tony Awards to Restore Sound Design Categories Next Season". Variety. Retrieved May 7, 2018.
  4. ^ Smith, Courtney E. "Jessica Paz's Unlikely Journey From Scuba Store Employee To Landmark Tony Nominee". Retrieved 2019-06-11.
  5. ^ McPhee, Ryan (June 10, 2019). "4 Key Takeaways From the 2019 Tony Awards". Playbill. Retrieved 2019-06-11.

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