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 is the winner of two Olivier Awards, for Billy Elliot The Musical, and Saint Joan, a Tony Award for Billy Elliot The Musical and three Drama Desk Awards, for Billy Elliot The Musical, The Pillowman, and Four Baboons Adoring The Sun.
Paul was nominated for Tony Awards for Mary Stuart and One Man Two Guvnors, and nominated for Olivier Awards for Amadeus (2017), The Pillowman and Festen. This year, Paul was again nominated for the Olivier Award for Best Sound Design, with his co-designer Chris Reid, for The Inheritance.
Paul has 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 is currently working on Rutherford and Son at the NT and A Midsummer Night's Dream at The Bridge Theatre. Then it’s Tree for the Manchester International Festival / Young Vic, A Very Expensive Poison at the Old Vic and The Inheritance on Broadway, opening November 2019. The musical version of A Local Hero, premiered in 2019 at Edinburgh's Lyceum Theatre, has just been announced for June 2020 at The Old Vic.
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