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Scott Lehrer

Scott Lehrer

Scott Lehrer is the sound designer for Alley Theatre’s production of Anton Chekhov’s Little Comedies. His work with director Richard Nelson includes productions of his Rhinebeck Panorama, James Joyce’s The Dead, and the 2002 Alley Theatre production of The General From America, amongst others. Lehrer’s work as a sound designer, and music producer and engineer can be heard in a variety of media, from Broadway plays and musicals to music recordings, TV documentaries, radio dramas, film soundtracks, and museum installations.

Lehrer’s recent Broadway sound design work includes The Piano Lesson with Samuel L. Jackson and John David Washington, Into the Woods (Tony® nomination, Drama Desk Award winner) with Sarah Bareilles, The Music Man starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster, Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird (Tony® nomination), Plaza Suite with Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, King Lear starring Glenda Jackson, the revival of Carousel (Tony® and Drama Desk Award nominations) and Hello Dolly (Drama Desk Award nomination) starring Bette Midler. Among his other Broadway work is The Front Page with Nathan Lane, John Slattery and John Goodman, George C. Wolfe’s musical Shuffle Along (Drama Desk Award nomination) starring Audra McDonald and Billy Porter, and Bartlett Sher’s productions of Fiddler on the Roof and The King and I (Drama Desk Award nomination). Lehrer received the first Tony Award® for Sound as well as the Drama Desk Award for his work on Sher’s 2008 revival of South Pacific at Lincoln Center Theater, which also toured in the US, UK, and Australia. His other Broadway productions include Honeymoon in Vegas (Drama Desk Award nomination) with Tony Danza, A Delicate Balance with Glenn Close and John Lithgow, A Raisin in the Sun with Denzel Washington, Mike Nichols’ productions of Betrayal with Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz, and Death of a Salesman with Philip Seymour Hoffman (Tony® nomination), Nora Ephron’s Lucky Guy with Tom Hanks, the musical Chaplin (Drama Desk Award winner), and the current revival of Chicago (also US tours and London). Lehrer has also designed for Women on the Verge… and Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (Tony® nomination), both directed by Bartlett Sher, That Championship Season with Brian Cox and Kiefer Sutherland, and A View from the Bridge (Tony® nomination) with Liev Schrieber and Scarlett Johansson, both directed by Gregory Mosher, Finian’s Rainbow (Drama Desk Award nomination), Chita Rivera-The Dancer‘s Life, The Frogs, The Caretaker with Patrick Stewart, the 2002 revival of Frankie and Johnnie in the Claire de Lune with Stanley Tucci and Edie Falco, The Invention of Love, Tallulah starring Kathleen Turner (national tour), James Joyce’s The Dead with Christopher Walken, An American Daughter, Angels in America, The Heidi Chronicles, Once on This Island, My Favorite Year, The Most Happy Fella, A Streetcar Named Desire with Alec Baldwin and Jessica Lange, Prelude to a Kiss with Alec Baldwin and Mary Louise Parker, I Hate Hamlet, and Ah, Wilderness.

Lehrer’s work as a music engineer and producer crosses many genres, from contemporary classical music to jazz to singer-songwriters, folk, blues, and world music. He engineered Loudon Wainwright’s Grammy-winning High, Wide and Handsome, recorded and produced the Broadway cast recording of An American in Paris (Grammy nomination), among many other recordings. Lehrer’s broadcast and corporate media work include designing and mixing documentaries for PBS, The History Channel, BBC, and other cable networks.

A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, Lehrer was on the faculty of Bennington College from 2002 to 2013, teaching music production and sound design. He has also taught sound design for theatre at Hunter College and NYU.