New York (May 22, 2012)—All four Broadway shows nominated this year’s Best Musical Tony Award use custom audio packages audio provided by Masque Sound, a theatrical sound reinforcement, installation and design company specializing in theatrical, house of worship, sporting, corporate, TV broadcast and live concert events.
Masque Sound worked intimately with each show's sound designer; in consultation with sound designers Clive Goodwin (Once), Ken Travis (Newsies), John Shivers (Leap of Faith) and Brian Ronan (Nice Work If You Can Get It), Masque Sound aimed to provide the designers with the equipment they needed to create a sound environment that helped connect the audience with the action on stage.
"The four nominated musicals all have incredibly talented sound designers who are passionate about their craft," says Stephanie Hansen, general manager, Masque Sound. "From day one, it has always been our goal to provide these creative professionals with the audio equipment and services they need to make their visions become a reality. It is an honor and a privilege to work with these individuals and we couldn't be any happier that all four shows nominated for Best Musical are shows in which we have participated."
In addition to providing custom audio packages, Masque Sound also supplied frequency coordination for each of the nominated shows. With each musical requiring close to 60 channels of wireless, and in some instances, sharing a common wall with other theaters, there are numerous devices to deal with in providing intermodulation-free coverage.
The 66th annual Tony Awards will be held on Sunday, June 10, 2012 at New York's Beacon Theater. The live Tony telecast begins at 8:00 p.m. Eastern/7:00 Central on CBS, and is repeated at 8:00 p.m. Pacific on the West Coast.
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