Michael Waters

Michael Waters

Sound Design

Michael has over 25 years’ experience in musical theatre and is a Green Room and three-time Helpmann Award winning sound designer. His recent designs include Fiddler On The Roof (2016 Helpmann nomination Best Sound Design), Singin’ In The Rain, My Fair Lady, Hugh Jackman’s Broadway To Oz, Anything Goes (2015 Helpmann Best Sound Design nomination), The King And I (2014 Helpmann Award Best Sound Design, and 2015 Green Room nomination), Hot Shoe Shuffle (2014 Green Room nomination), and A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (2013 Green Room nomination).

World premiere designs include The Rabbits, Dream Lover, Priscilla (2012 DAPA Award, Italy), An Officer And A Gentleman, Doctor Zhivago, soundscape design for ATOMIC – The Musical (Australia/Off-Broadway, New York), Rolling Thunder Vietnam, Dusty – The Original Pop Diva (2006 Helpmann Award), and Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage (2005 Green Room Award).

Other sound designs include The Woman In Black (2007 Helpmann Award), The Boy From Oz with Hugh Jackman (2007 Helpmann & Green Room nominations), Placido Domingo with Katherine Jenkins, Company, Pippin, Dead Man Walking, Little Women, Saturday Night Fever (2005 Green Room nomination), and Singin’ In The Rain (2002 Helpmann nomination).

Prior to his musical theatre work, Michael’s early days saw him touring internationally with artists that include Pink Floyd, Genesis, Phil Collins, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, and Paul McCartney.

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