Richard Woodbury

Richard Woodbury
Richard Woodbury

Richard Woodbury

(Bio as of October 2013)

Richard Woodbury is the resident sound designer at the Goodman, where his credits include music and/or sound design for Measure for Measure; Teddy Ferrara; Other Desert Cities; Crowns; Camino Real; A Christmas Carol; Red; God of Carnage; The Seagull; Candide; A True History of the Johnstown Flood; Hughie/Krapp’s Last Tape; Animal Crackers; Magnolia; Desire Under the Elms; The Ballad of Emmett Till; Talking Pictures; The Actor; Blind Date; Rabbit Hole; King Lear; Frank’s Home; The Dreams of Sarah Breedlove; A Life in the Theatre; Dollhouse; Finishing the Picture; Moonlight and Magnolias; The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?; Lobby Hero and many others. His Broadway credits include original music and/or sound design for Desire Under the Elms; August: Osage County; Talk Radio; Long Day’s Journey into Night; A Moon for the Misbegotten; Death of a Salesman and The Young Man from Atlanta. His Steppenwolf Theatre Company credits include Slow Girl; Bellevelle; Middletown; Up; The Seafarer; August: Osage County; I Just Stopped By to See the Man; Hysteria; The Beauty Queen of Leenane; The Memory of Water; The Libertine and others. Mr. Woodbury’s work has also been heard at Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Canada; London’s Lyric and National theaters; in Paris, France; and at regional theaters across the United States. Mr. Woodbury has received Jeff, Helen Hayes and IRNE awards for Outstanding Sound Design and the Ruth Page Award for Outstanding Collaborative Artist, as well as nominations for Drama Desk (New York) and Ovation (Los Angeles) awards. Mr. Woodbury has composed numerous commissioned scores for dance and has performed live with The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane and Merce Cunningham Dance companies. He is an associate professor and distinguished faculty fellow at Columbia College Chicago, where he serves as music director in the Dance Department.

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