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Kai Harada

 
Bio:
Broadway: Amelie; Sunday in the Park With George; Allegiance; Gigi; Fun Home; On the Town; First Date; Follies (Tony Award & Drama Desk Nominations); and Million Dollar Quartet. Other: A Legendary Romance; Poster Boy (Williamstown); Beaches (Drury Lane); Brooklynite (Vineyard); Little Dancer and ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Broadway: Amelie; Sunday in the Park With George; Allegiance; Gigi; Fun Home; On the Town; First Date; Follies (Tony Award & Drama Desk Nominations); and Million Dollar Quartet. Other: A Legendary Romance; Poster Boy (Williamstown); Beaches (Drury Lane); Brooklynite (Vineyard); Little Dancer and ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Sound Design
 
[Broadway, 2022]
Sound Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Sound Designer
 
[Broadway, 2022] [Replacement]
Sound Designer[Replacement]
 
[US Tour, 2021] [Replacement]
Sound Designer[Replacement]
 
[Regional (US), 2020]
Sound Designer
 
[Washington, DC (Regional), 2020]
Sound Designer
 
[Chicago, 2019]
Sound
 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Sound Design
 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Sound Designer
 
[Los Angeles, 2018]
Sound Designer
 
[Washington, DC (Regional), 2019]
Sound Designer
 
[Milburn, NJ (Regional), 2019]
Sound Designer
 
[Washington, DC (Regional), 2019]
Sound Designer
 
[Washington, DC (Regional), 2018]
Sound Designer
 
[Broadway, 2018]
Sound Designer
 
[San Francisco (Regional), 2018]
Sound Designer
 
[Broadway, 2017]
Sound Designer
 
[Milburn, NJ (Regional), 2017]
Sound Designer
 
[San Diego, CA (Regional), 2017]
Sound Designer
 
[Broadway, 2017]
Sound Designer
 
[Broadway, 2017]
Sound Designer
 
[Los Angeles, 2016]
Sound Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Sound Designer
 
[Washington, DC (Regional), 2016]
Sound Designer
 
[US Tour, 2016]
Sound Designer
 
[Broadway, 2015]
Sound Design
 
[Los Angeles, 2015]
Sound Designer
 
[Broadway, 2015]
Sound Design
 
[Broadway, 2015]
Sound Design
 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Sound Designer
 
[Washington, DC (Regional), 2015]
Sound Design
 
[Broadway, 2014]
Sound Design
 
[Broadway, 2013]
Sound Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Sound Designer
 
[US Tour, 2011]
Sound Designer
 
[Broadway, 2011]
Sound Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2011]
Sound Designer
 
[Washington, DC (Regional), 2011]
Sound Designer
 
[West End, 2011]
Sound Designer
 
[Broadway, 2010]
Sound Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Sound Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Sound Designer
Sound Designer
 
[Broadway, 2003]
Associate Sound Designer
 
[Broadway, 2002]
Associate Sound Designer
 
[Broadway, 2002]
Associate Sound Designer
 
[Broadway, 2000]
Associate Sound Designer
 
[Broadway, 1999]
Moving Light Programmer
 
[Broadway, 1998]
Assistant Sound Designer
 
[Broadway, 1998]
Associate Sound Designer
 
[Broadway, 1998]
Assistant Sound Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1998]
Sound Designer
 
[Broadway, 1997]
Assistant Sound Designer

Photos

Stephen Gabis, Mike Bartlett, Derek McLane, Susan Hilferty, Michael Mayer, Kai Harada Photo

Stephen Gabis, Mike Bartlett, Derek McLane, Susan Hilferty, Michael Mayer, Kai Harada, and David Lander

From: 
Date:
08/22/2016

 

Stage

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Sound Design

[Broadway, 2022]
Sound Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Sound Designer

[Broadway, 2022] [Replacement]
Sound Designer[Replacement]

[US Tour, 2021] [Replacement]
Sound Designer[Replacement]

[Regional (US), 2020]
Sound Designer

[Washington, DC (Regional), 2020]
Sound Designer

[Chicago, 2019]
Sound

[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Sound Design

[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Sound Designer

[Los Angeles, 2018]
Sound Designer

[Washington, DC (Regional), 2019]
Sound Designer

[Milburn, NJ (Regional), 2019]
Sound Designer

[Washington, DC (Regional), 2019]
Sound Designer

[Washington, DC (Regional), 2018]
Sound Designer

[Broadway, 2018]
Sound Designer

[San Francisco (Regional), 2018]
Sound Designer

[Broadway, 2017]
Sound Designer

[Milburn, NJ (Regional), 2017]
Sound Designer

[San Diego, CA (Regional), 2017]
Sound Designer

[Broadway, 2017]
Sound Designer

[Broadway, 2017]
Sound Designer

[Los Angeles, 2016]
Sound Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Sound Designer

[Washington, DC (Regional), 2016]
Sound Designer

[US Tour, 2016]
Sound Designer

[Broadway, 2015]
Sound Design

[Los Angeles, 2015]
Sound Designer

[Broadway, 2015]
Sound Design

[Broadway, 2015]
Sound Design

[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Sound Designer

[Washington, DC (Regional), 2015]
Sound Design

[Broadway, 2014]
Sound Design

[Broadway, 2013]
Sound Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Sound Designer

[US Tour, 2011]
Sound Designer

[Broadway, 2011]
Sound Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2011]
Sound Designer

[Washington, DC (Regional), 2011]
Sound Designer

[West End, 2011]
Sound Designer

[Broadway, 2010]
Sound Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Sound Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Sound Designer

Sound Designer

[Broadway, 2003]
Associate Sound Designer

[Broadway, 2002]
Associate Sound Designer

[Broadway, 2002]
Associate Sound Designer

[Broadway, 2000]
Associate Sound Designer

[Broadway, 1999]
Moving Light Programmer

[Broadway, 1998]
Assistant Sound Designer

[Broadway, 1998]
Associate Sound Designer

[Broadway, 1998]
Assistant Sound Designer

[Off-Broadway, 1998]
Sound Designer

[Broadway, 1997]
Assistant Sound Designer

Kai Harada Biography

Broadway: Amelie; Sunday in the Park With George; Allegiance; Gigi; Fun Home; On the Town; First Date; Follies (Tony Award & Drama Desk Nominations); and Million Dollar Quartet. Other: A Legendary Romance; Poster Boy (Williamstown); Beaches (Drury Lane); Brooklynite (Vineyard); Little Dancer and First You Dream (Kennedy Center); Zorro (Moscow; Atlanta); Hinterm Horizont (Berlin); Sweeney Todd and Man of La Mancha (Portland Opera); and She Loves Me (Oregon Shakespeare Festival). Audio Consultant for the revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Education: Yale University.

Kai Harada Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2022 - Outstanding Sound Design for a Musical
Kai Harada, Kimberly Akimbo
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Sound Design for a Musical
Kai Harada, Soft Power
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical Gold Star
Kai Harada, The Band's Visit
 
Tony Awards - 2018 - Best Sound Design of a Musical Gold Star
Kai Harada, The Band's Visit
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical
Kai Harada, Fun Home
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical
Kai Harada, Follies
 
Tony Awards - 2012 - Best Sound Design of a Musical
Kai Harada, Follies

Kai Harada News

New York Theatre Workshop MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Adds Krystal Joy Brown, Katie Rose Cl Photo New York Theatre Workshop MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Adds Krystal Joy Brown, Katie Rose Clarke And More
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 29, 2022

New York Theatre Workshop has announced full casting for Merrily We Roll Along. Featuring music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, a book by George Furth, and based on the original play by George S. Kaufman & Moss Hart, Merrily We Roll Along is directed by Olivier Award winner Maria Friedman and choreographed by Tim Jackson.

Photos: The Cast of KIMBERLY AKIMBO Meets the Press Photo Photos: The Cast of KIMBERLY AKIMBO Meets the Press
by Bruce Glikas - Sep 23, 2022

Kimberly Akimbo will begin previews on Broadway on October 12th and officially opens November 10th.  Check out photos of the cast meeting the press!

Mike Birbiglia's THE OLD MAN & THE POOL To Open On Broadway, November 13 Photo Mike Birbiglia's THE OLD MAN & THE POOL To Open On Broadway, November 13
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 20, 2022

The new solo play Mike Birbiglia: The Old Man & the Pool will open on Broadway this fall at the esteemed Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center.

Kevin Chamberlin, Rachel Dratch, Fred Applegate, and More Join GUYS AND DOLLS at the  Photo Kevin Chamberlin, Rachel Dratch, Fred Applegate, and More Join GUYS AND DOLLS at the Kennedy Center
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2022

Complete casting has been announced for the Kennedy Center's Broadway Center Stage production of Guys and Dolls.

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Starring Radcliffe, Groff & Mendez Announces TodayTix Lottery & Photo MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Starring Radcliffe, Groff & Mendez Announces TodayTix Lottery & Two-Week Extension
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 14, 2022

New York Theatre Workshop has announced details for the Merrily We Roll Along CHEAPTIX Digital Lottery and, due to popular demand during the priority access period for NYTW members and Repeat Defenders, an additional two weeks of performances.

The 1/52 Project Founded by Beowulf Boritt Announces First 7 Early-Career Designer Re Photo The 1/52 Project Founded by Beowulf Boritt Announces First 7 Early-Career Designer Recipients
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 7, 2022

The 1/52 Project, the new financial grant program founded by Tony Award-winning set designer Beowulf Boritt, has selected the first seven early-career designer recipients to benefit from $100,000 in grants.

Box Office for KIMBERLY AKIMBO on Broadway Opens Tomorrow Photo Box Office for KIMBERLY AKIMBO on Broadway Opens Tomorrow
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 6, 2022

The box office for the new musical, Kimberly Akimbo, will open on Wednesday, September 7 at 10am at the Booth Theatre. The Booth Theatre box office will be open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm.

Up on the Marquee: KIMBERLY AKIMBO Photo Up on the Marquee: KIMBERLY AKIMBO
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 1, 2022

Winner of the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Musical, the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical, Kimberly Akimbo is now Broadway-bound. Check out photos of the new marquee at the Booth Theatre.

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals for THE GRISWOLDS' BROADWAY VACATION World Premiere With  Photo VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals for THE GRISWOLDS' BROADWAY VACATION World Premiere With Hunter Foster, Kate Rockwell & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 25, 2022

The Griswolds are heading out on their next family vacation with the world premiere of the laugh-out-loud musical comedy The Griswolds’ Broadway Vacation, and The 5th Avenue Theatre has shared a sneak peek at rehearsals. Get a first look inside rehearsals below!

Jonathan Groff and Lindsay Mendez Join Daniel Radcliffe in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at N Photo Jonathan Groff and Lindsay Mendez Join Daniel Radcliffe in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at New York Theatre Workshop
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 17, 2022

Jonathan Groff will star as ‚ÄúFranklin‚ÄĚ and Lindsay Mendez will star as ‚ÄúMary‚ÄĚ in Merrily We Roll Along at¬†New York Theatre Workshop. Merrily We Roll Along features music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by George Furth. They join the previously announced Daniel Radcliffe, who will star as ‚ÄúCharley‚ÄĚ.

Kai Harada Videos

VIDEO: See A New Trailer For THE GRISWOLDS' BROADWAY VACATION at 5th Avenue Theatre VideoVIDEO: See A New Trailer For THE GRISWOLDS' BROADWAY VACATION at 5th Avenue Theatre
by Stage Tube - Aug 11, 2022

Get a first look at a new trailer for The 5th Avenue Theatre's The Griswolds' Broadway Vacation. Playing September 10 - October 2, 2022, The Griswolds' Broadway Vacation, which is the first production in the 2022/23 Season and the 26th new musical produced by The 5th Avenue Theatre. 

Photos & Video: Original Movie Cast Member William Zabka Visits THE KARATE KID - THE  VideoPhotos & Video: Original Movie Cast Member William Zabka Visits THE KARATE KID - THE MUSICAL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2022

William Zabka (Johnny Lawrence in the original 1984 The Karate Kid movie and star of COBRA KAI) stopped by the production. Check out photos and video! The world premiere, pre-Broadway engagement of THE KARATE KID - The Musical is now playing at STAGES St. Louis' Kirkwood Performing Arts Center.

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals of the Pre-Broadway Run of THE KARATE KID VideoVIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals of the Pre-Broadway Run of THE KARATE KID
by Stage Tube - May 25, 2022

In an all new video, go behind-the-scenes of The Karate Kid - The Musical ahead of its pre-Broadway, world premiere engagement with STAGES St. Louis at the Ross Family Theatre at the Kirkwood Performing Arts Center which begins previews tonight, Wednesday, May 25 with an opening night set for Wednesday, June 1.

VIDEO: Watch Highlights of Billy Crystal and More in MR. SATURDAY NIGHT on Broadway VideoVIDEO: Watch Highlights of Billy Crystal and More in MR. SATURDAY NIGHT on Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 28, 2022

The new comedy musical, MR. SATURDAY NIGHT officially opened last night, Wednesday, April 27th and BroadwayWorld has your first look at the cast in action!

VIDEO: Cast of SWEPT AWAY Takes Final Bow at Berkeley Rep VideoVIDEO: Cast of SWEPT AWAY Takes Final Bow at Berkeley Rep
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 22, 2022

When the world premiere production of Swept Away, with music and lyrics by The Avett Brothers, concluded its third extension at Berkeley Rep on Sunday, March 13, fans had traveled to see the show from every state in the nation, as well as from eight different countries around the world.

VIDEO: Watch John Gallagher, Jr., Stark Sands & More Sing from SWEPT AWAY at Berkeley VideoVIDEO: Watch John Gallagher, Jr., Stark Sands & More Sing from SWEPT AWAY at Berkeley Rep
by Stephi Wild - Mar 7, 2022

An all new video has been released from Swept Away at Berkeley Rep! Watch the cast perform 'Lord Lay Your Hand on My Shoulder/Ain’t No Man' here!

VIDEO: Billy Crystal Talks Returning to Broadway in MR. SATURDAY NIGHT on KIMMEL VideoVIDEO: Billy Crystal Talks Returning to Broadway in MR. SATURDAY NIGHT on KIMMEL
by Michael Major - Dec 1, 2021

Billy Crystal sat down with Jimmy Kimmel last night to discuss returning to Broadway in a musical adaptino of his film, Mr. Saturday Night. He touched on Mel Brooks offering him a role in The Producers on Broadway, the best part of doing a Broadway show, and more. Watch the new interview now!

WATCH: Stark Sands and Adrian Blake Enscoe Perform 'Murder in the City' From New Musi VideoWATCH: Stark Sands and Adrian Blake Enscoe Perform 'Murder in the City' From New Musical SWEPT AWAY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 16, 2021

A new live performance of ‚ÄúMurder in the City‚ÄĚ from the new musical¬†Swept Away,¬†featuring the music and lyrics of three-time Grammy Award¬ģ¬†nominated folk rock band¬†The Avett Brothers, in their theater debut, has just been released.

WATCH: The Avett Brothers Release First Video of Title Song From Their New Musical SW VideoWATCH: The Avett Brothers Release First Video of Title Song From Their New Musical SWEPT AWAY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 15, 2021

A first-ever video of the title song from the new musical Swept Away, featuring Grammy Award nominated folk rock band The Avett Brothers ('America's biggest roots band,' Rolling Stone), in their theater debut, has just been released.

VIDEO: Atlantic Theater Flashes Back to THE BAND'S VISIT VideoVIDEO: Atlantic Theater Flashes Back to THE BAND'S VISIT
by Stage Tube - Apr 15, 2020

Today, Atlantic Theater posted a flashback to its massively successful world premiere production of David Yazbeck's The Band's Visit!


Kai Harada Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Kai Harada been nominated for?
Outstanding Sound Design for a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Kimberly Akimbo , Outstanding Sound Design for a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Soft Power , Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Band's Visit , Best Sound Design of a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Band's Visit , Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Fun Home Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Follies and Best Sound Design of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Follies .

What awards has Kai Harada won?
Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Band's Visitand Best Sound Design of a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Band's Visit.