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Jonathan Deans

About Jonathan DeansOne of the most sought-after sound designers in musical theater, Jonathan Deans was a child actor in England and a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company at age 15. After a spell as a sound engineer in the music industry, where he brushed shoulders with Cat Stevens, Paul Simon and Rick Wakeman, he returned to the theater to mix the sound for the West End production of “A Chorus Line.” One success soon followed another and he became the sound operator for many productions, including “Evita,” “Cats,” “Les Misérables,” “Mutiny,” “Jean Seberg” and, on Broadway, “Ragtime,” “Fosse,” “King David,” “Damn Yankees,” “Lestat,” “Pirate Queen” and “Young Frankenstein.” He has also designed sound for 10 shows by Cirque du Soleil: “Saltimbanco," “O,” “Mystère,” “La Nouba,” “ZUMANITY,” “KÀ,” “Corteo,” “LOVE,” “KOOZA” and “Wintuk.”

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