Jonathan Deans is a highly acclaimed and sought-after theatrical sound designer, renowned for his exceptional sound systems and designs that can be experienced on stages and in venues worldwide.
He is well-known for his innovative approach to immersive sound, providing a unique sonic experience that captures the dynamics and emotions of each event, while complementing the visual and musical content to create a lasting impression.
With a focus on creating bespoke systems for each venue, Jonathan has designed sound for over fifteen Cirque du Soleil productions, including LOVE, KA, MindFreak, Viva Elvis, O, Mystere, La Nouba, and Saltimbanco, among others.
He has also created sound designs for more than twenty Broadway shows, such as Jagged Little Pill, for which he was Tony-nominated, Waitress, Finding Neverland, Pippin, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, and La Cage aux Folles, which earned him Tony and Drama Desk nominations.
Honors and Special Recognition
Jonathan has received multiple nominations and awards for his contributions to sound design, including the prestigious USITT 'Distinguished Sound Designer' award.
Tony Award Nomination for Ain't No Mo'
Tony Award Nomination for Jagged Little Pill
Received Live Design International, The Abe Jacob Award
Tony Award Nomination for Pippin
Drama Desk Award Nomination for Carrie
Tony Award Nomination for La Cage aux Folles
Drama Desk Award Nomination for La Cage aux Folles
Received USITT Distinguished Career in Sound Design
Received Ovation Award, Best Sound Design for Fosse
Drama Desk Award Nomination for Parade
Received Ovation Award Best Sound Design for Ragtime
Received Creative Team award for Cirque du Soleil’s O
Sound Designer of the Year for Lighting Dimensions International Magazine, this was the first time an award had been presented for Theater/Live Sound Design by an International Award Committee.
Other Awards include a DORA, GARLAND, LDI, NAACP’s THEATER AWARD, EDDY.
Jonathan was Keynote Speaker for Live Design International’s convention in Las Vegas. Guest Lecturer and taught MFA Sound Design classes at UCSD.
Adjunct Professor Undergraduate UNLV Theater Sound Design program.
Adjunct Professor Undergraduates and MFA for Theater Sound Design at UCLA for eight years.
Jonathan is proud to be a guest via Zoom with Students, Schools and various Sound Companies.
Jonathan was the founding partner of Level Control Systems. A Digital Mixing Software and Console.
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