Broadway Backs Sound Designers

In the wake of the Tony Awards Administration Committee’s controversial decision to eliminate the Best Sound Design categories, members of the theater community have been coming to the aid of Sound Designers, adding their voices to the outcry. One of the more surprising developments has been the creation of the #TonyCanYouHearMe hashtag on Twitter and Instagram, used by numerous Broadway notables—including castmembers from both shows that won 2014 Tony Awards for Best Sound Design—to both bring attention to the situation and show their support.
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In the wake of the Tony Awards Administration Committee’s controversial decision to eliminate the Best Sound Design categories, members of the theater community have been coming to the aid of Sound Designers, adding their voices to the outcry. One of the more surprising developments has been the creation of the #TonyCanYouHearMe hashtag on Twitter and Instagram, used by numerous Broadway notables—including castmembers from both shows that won 2014 Tony Awards for Best Sound Design—to both bring attention to the situation and show their support.

Joshua Henry, Sutton Foster and Colin Donnell of Violet

Terrence Mann and Charlotte D'Amboise of Pippin

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Kyle Dean Massey of Pippin via Twitter

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Jefferson Mays of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, via Twitter

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Bryce Pinkham of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, via Twitter

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Jeb Brown in Beautiful—The Carole King Musical, via Twitter

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Josh Davis in Beautiful—The Carole King Musical, via Twitter

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Caroline Bowman of the national tour of Evita, via Twitter