WILLIAM NEAL, Theatrical Sound Designer
 
PRESS

"William Neal's original music provides an appropriately menacing underscore for our stewing thoughts during the transitions, leading to one conclusion: This nightmare scenario absolutely could happen to us."

Zachary Stewart, TheaterMania, April 4, 2017
Daniel's Husband, Primary Stages



"The sound design, by William Neal, is pleasantly artful."

David DeWitt, New York Times, August 19, 2016
Dancing Lessons, Penguin Rep



"William Neal's sound design cleverly and amusingly references classic film themes, from Laura to Psycho."

Andy Propst, American TheaterWeb, July 21, 2014
Drop Dead Perfect, Penguin Rep / Pecadillo Theatre Company



"Perhaps most effective is William Neal’s sound design, a winning combination of melodramatic underscoring and screwball effects."

Bryan Clark, Show Business Weekly, July 23, 2014
Drop Dead Perfect, Penguin Rep / Pecadillo Theatre Company



"Sound effects by William Neal... are intricate, realistic, precise, and the sounds are just as much actors as the comic virtuosos capering on the stage."

John F. Bailey, White Plains CitizeNetReporter, May 19, 2014
The Fox on the Fairway, White Plains Performing Arts Center



"The nerve-jangling music, compiled by the sound designer William Neal from real movie scores, hints broadly at tempests and tumult."

Sylviane Gold, New York Times, August 22, 2013
Drop Dead Perfect, Penguin Rep



"...the piece works best when the vignettes are demarcated by excellent lighting and sound cues designed by Andrew Gmoser and William Neal, respectively."

John P. McCarthy, The Journal News/LoHud.com, November 16, 2012
Stones in His Pocket. Hudson Stage Company



"William Neal’s sound design makes simultaneously amusing and impressive use of big movie-opening music. You half expect the MGM lion to leap onstage."

Anita Gates, New York Times, November 16, 2012
Stones in His Pocket. Hudson Stage Company



"William Neal’s sound design makes its own comedy statement when a door opens and closes repeatedly to reveal and then shut off party noises."

Anita Gates, New York Times, August 17, 2012
The 39 Steps, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival



"William Neal’s excellent sound design, which constitutes another character in The 39 Steps, is handled seamlessly."

Peter D. Kramer, The Journal News/LoHud.com, June 26, 2012
The 39 Steps, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival



"William Neal’s soundtrack for the work, set in contemporary Verona and Mantua, pulses and vibrates, rattling the 500 seats under the tent at Boscobel."

Peter D. Kramer, The Journal News/LoHud.com, June 26, 2012
Romeo and Juliet, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival



"William Neal’s sound design is – ethereal."

Alix Cohen, Woman Around Town, October 4, 2011
The Little Prince, Bristol Riverside Theatre / The New Victory Theater



"... storybook sound by William Neal."

Howard Shapiro, Philadelphia Inquirer, January 31, 2011
The Little Prince, Bristol Riverside Theatre



"William M. Neal’s foreboding sound design is strikingly creepy."

J. Cooper Robb, Philadelphia Weekly, 2010
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. Bristol Riverside Theatre



Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association

TSDCA

United Scenic Artists Local USA 829
USA 829

 
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