Director/Choreographer Kathleen Marshall's Broadway revival of the 1950s classic play The Pajama Game received a 2006 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, while Marshall herself won one for Best Choreography. The show received an impressive seven Tony nominations in all, including Best Direction of a Musical, and best performance nominations for leading actors Harry Connick, Jr. and Kelli O'Hara.
Meyer Sound's design services department worked with NYC-based sound designer Brian Ronan to create a system custom-tailored for the show, an array of 15 M1D ultracompact curvilinear loudspeakers were added to the American Airlines Theatre's existing sound system, which included four UPA-1P compact wide coverage loudspeakers around the proscenium, 10 UPM-1P ultracompact wide coverage loudspeakers under the balcony, and a pair of USW-1P compact subwoofers.
"I wanted Pajama Game to have a very natural, unprocessed sound," Ronan explains, "and I felt that the M1D array would provide transparent, efficient coverage."
Meyer Sound design services manager Todd Meier assisted Ronan with configuring the M1D array. "Brian knew exactly what he wanted to hear, which really made our job easy," Meier reports.
"Meyer Sound makes quality products, I'm familiar with their sound and know exactly what to expect," Ronan states. "Besides that, the support the company shows to its Broadway clients is without parallel."
In all, Pajama Game received Tony Award nominations in the following categories:
Best Revival of A Musical (winner)
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical - Harry Connick, Jr.
Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical - Kelli O'Hara
Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical - Megan Lawrence
Best Direction of a Musical - Kathleen Marshall
Best Choreography - Kathleen Marshall (winner)
Best Orchestrations - Dick Lieb and Danny Troob
Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Best Costume Design of a Musical