Artist Bio

Ronnie Malley

(Bio as of February 2023)

Ronnie Malley (Sound Designer) is a multi-instrumentalist musician, actor, composer, sound designer, producer, playwright and educator. For over 15 years, he has worked on regional and international theatrical productions, including with renowned award-winning directors Mary Zimmerman, David Cromer and Aaron Posner. Chicago credits include LayalinaThe Jungle Book, Mirror of the Invisible World (Goodman Theatre); Macbeth (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); A Disappearing Number (TimeLine Theatre); Great Expectations (Silk Road Rising/Remy Bumppo, Jeff-nominated for Best Original Music), ZiryabThe Songbird of Andalusia (author and solo performer), Obstacle Course (Silk Road Rising); Scenes from 73 Years (Medina Theatre Collective); The Shroud MakerThe Sultan’s Dilemma (International Voices Project); and American Griot (co-author, MVCC/Silk Road Rising, Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Award 2020). Other credits include The Band’s Visit (North American tour); The White Snake (Goodman Theatre, Guthrie Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Arabian Nights (Lookingglass, Arena Stage, Berkeley Rep Theatres); Little Syria (co-creator, Brooklyn Academy of Music); and Mo (Netflix). Malley has a BA in Global Music Studies from DePaul University and is currently a graduate student at the University of Chicago. He is also a teaching artist and frequent guest lecturer at universities. Malley performs regularly with several global music ensembles and was awarded the 2023 Michael Jaffee Visionary Award from Chamber Music America. Malley is a member of Actors’ Equity Association and the American Federation of Musicians.