Paul Arditti is a UK-based sound designer specialising in plays and musicals. He works around the world, but especially in the UK and the US. He is a founder member of the Association of Sound Designers, and an associate at the National Theatre, London.
Paul, and his co-designer Chris Reid, won the 2020 Drama Desk Award for the Broadway production of The Inheritance, and were nominated for the 2019 Olivier Award for Best Sound Design for the UK production.
Paul is the proud holder of two Olivier Awards, for Billy Elliot The Musical, and Saint Joan, a Tony Award for Billy Elliot The Musical and four Drama Desk Awards, for The Inheritance, Billy Elliot The Musical, The Pillowman, and Four Baboons Adoring The Sun.
Paul was also nominated for Tony Awards for Mary Stuart and One Man Two Guvnors, and nominated for Olivier Awards for Amadeus (2017), The Pillowman and Festen.
Paul was honoured with a Technical Theatre Award for Outstanding Achievement In Sound 2013, a BroadwayWorld.com Fans’ Choice Award 2009 for Billy Elliot The Musical, a Helpmann Award (Australia) nomination 2008 for Billy Elliot The Musical, an Irish Times Theatre Award nomination 2004 for Crestfall, a Lucille Lortel Award nomination 2004 for Far Away, and a Drama Desk Award nomination 2003 for The Chairs.
Paul supports www.freelancersmaketheatrework.com
- a collective voice to advocate for the UK freelance workforce.
Paul is a member of BECTU www.bectu.org.uk
Paul is a member of the Association Of Sound Designers www.associationofsounddesigners.co.uk
Paul supports Stage Sight, the organisation working to promote an offstage workforce that is more reflective of our society, and more inclusive of ethnicity, class and disability. www.stagesight.org
Paul and Chris Reid have been nominated for the 2020 Best Sound Design Tony Award for The Inheritance on Broadway! The production has garnered 11 Tony noms. The Award Ceremony will take place on 26th September 2021 in New York.