He trained in the UK, graduating from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art before receiving his Master's degree in Sound Design and Music for Performance from the Royal Central School of Speech and Dram

Career highlights

I have been the manager of the sound department at the American Repertory Theater since 2013, having previously worked at South Coast Rep (Costa Mesa, CA) and La Jolla Playhouse (San Diego, CA). In my position I collaborate with outside Sound Designers on mostly new productions, such as the upcoming world premiere of "Jagged Little Pill." Notable ART productions I've worked on include "Waitress," "Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812" (for which I was also the Broadway Associate Sound Designer) and "Finding Neverland."

Recent freelance design experience includes "In The Body of the World" (Manhattan Theatre Club), "Crossing: An American Opera" (Brooklyn Academy of Music Opera House) and the previously-mentioned "Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812."

Recent Sound Design collaborators include Jonathan Deans, John Gromada, Drew Levy, Alex Neumann, Will Pickens and Nicholas Pope.

 

Favorite DPA Microphones

My most frequenly-used microphones are DPA 4061's as I spec them as vocal mics for the majority of my productions. When we need something closer, we tend to use 4065's.

4099's are my go-to instrument mics and are great on a wide range of instruments. I strongly recommend these to visiting designers, especially on the many shows we have that require musicians to move around the space, since these are so portable.

I've also used a combination of 4021's and 4098's for area mics, as well as the 4061's in the BLM6000.


Contact information

Company: American Repertory Theater
Email: samuel_lerner@harvard.edu
Country: United States

 

Profile information

Speaks. English, Hebrew, Spanish
Segment: Recording / Studio

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