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photo by Emily Lambert

Leon Rothenberg is a Tony award-winning Sound Designer who has designed sound and written music for theater, film, dance, virtual reality, interactive, immersive environments and the circus.


Recent Designs on Broadway include Hillary and Clinton, The Waverly Gallery, The Boys In The Band and A Doll's House Part 2. Leon also designed The Nance, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Sound Design of a Play and Joe Turner’s Come and Gone for which he was nominated for a Tony. Other recent work includes sound design for Dracula/Frankenstein, Cabaret, seven seasons of the Encores: Off Center Summer Series at New York City Center and sound design for virtual reality games and experiences seen at Sundance and Tribeca Film Festivals. Regionally he has worked at theaters such as A.C.T., The Geffen Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse, The Huntington, Portland Center Stage, Arena Stage, Seattle Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, Old Globe, McCarter and Williamstown Theater Festival. He designed sound for Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza, currently touring the world, and Wintuk, Cirque’s winter holiday show in New York City.


Leon currently teaches at UCLA. He has taught at California Institute of the Arts, NYU Tisch School of the Arts and Bennington College. He holds an M.F.A. in Theater from California Institute of the Arts, a B.M. in Music Composition from Oberlin Conservatory, and a B.A. in Computer Science from Oberlin College.

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