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Alumnus Ronan Up for Second Consecutive Tony

Longtime Broadway sound master Brian Ronan '84 will compete for his second Tony Award in as many years on June 10.

Brian Ronan '84

Ronan was nominated in the "Best Sound Design of a Musical" category, which he won for the first time last year for his work on Broadway hit "The Book of Mormon." He was first nominated in the same category in 2009.

"The Tony for sound design is relatively new and it's a real honor to be singled out among so many talented designers," Ronan told Oswego magazine. "In my formative years following my time at Oswego, I was inspired by many great designers prior to Tony eligibility, one of whom is Oswego graduate Tom Morse '74. [He] is one of the designers who really pulled Broadway sound into the 21st century."

Ronan did sound design on "Nice Work if You Can Get It," starring Kelli O'Hara and screen star Matthew Broderick, which is up for 10 Tonys this year. The awards show airs 8 p.m. EDT June 10 on CBS.

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Some of Ronan's most valuable collegiate experience came from his time with Campus Lighting, an independent, student-run entity that gave him a feel for the business side of performance. He then made some of his first Broadway connections as an intern at Masque Sound.

— Shane M. Liebler

Brian Ronan '84 will compete for his second Tony Award in as many years on June 10.




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