Jonathan Deans, who has designed sound for Cirque du Soleil since the 1990s, as well as for many Broadway productions, will give the keynote address at the Broadway Sound Master Classes (BSMC), Saturday, May 16 at NYU Tisch School of the Arts in New York.

Deans has delighted BSMC audiences in recent years with his in-depth—and often hilarious— discussions of his sound design for such shows as The Pirate Queen and Young Frankenstein. Current work includes a show in Macau, Ragtime at The Kennedy Center, Spider-Man on Broadway, the new Cirque touring show, and a new Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas. He has also worked on sound design for Cirque du Soliel’s Love, , O, Zumanity, La Nouba, and Mystère. His Broadway credits include Brooklyn, Seussical, The Music Man, Fosse, Ragtime, Street Corner Symphony, Candide, and Damn Yankees.

The Broadway Sound Master Classes will be held May 15 to 17 at NYU Tisch School of the Arts in New York and includes a ticket to attendthe revival of Hair on Broadway on Friday evening, May 15, with sound design by Nevin Steinberg and Sten Severson of Acme Sound Partners, who will be joined by legendary sound designer Abe Jacob for a look at the sound design for Hair, Then (the 1960s-70s) and Now.

Check out full Broadway Sound Master Classes course information here.