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Leon Rothenberg


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

Recent designs on Broadway included Hillary and ClintonThe Waverly GalleryThe Boys in the Band and A Doll’s House Part 2. Rothenberg 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 a Tony Award nominee. Other recent work includes sound design for Dracula/FrankensteinCabaret, 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 the Sundance and Tribeca film festivals. Regionally, he has worked at theaters such as A.C.T., Geffen Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse, The Huntington, Portland Center Stage, Arena Stage, Seattle Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe, McCarter Theatre Center and Williamstown Theatre 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.

In addition to teaching at UCLA TFT, Rothenberg 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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