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Mikaal Sulaiman

 
Bio:
Originally from Rochester New York, currently resides in Los Angeles working primarily as a sound designer and composer. He attended the University of the Arts receiving a BFA and later studied the Jacque Lecoq approach to avant-garde theatre at the London International School of Performing Arts. ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Originally from Rochester New York, currently resides in Los Angeles working primarily as a sound designer and composer. He attended the University of the Arts receiving a BFA and later studied the Jacque Lecoq approach to avant-garde theatre at the London International School of Performing Arts. ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2023]
Sound Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Sound Design
 
[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Sound Designer
 
[Broadway, 2022] [Replacement]
Sound Design[Replacement]
 
[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Sound Design & Co-Original Compositions
 
[Broadway, 2021] [Replacement]
Sound Designer[Replacement]
 
[Off-Broadway, 2020]
Sound Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Sound Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Sound Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Sound Designer and Original Music
 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Sound Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Sound Design
 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Sound Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Sound Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Sound Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Sound Design
 
[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Sound Design

Mikaal Sulaiman Biography

Originally from Rochester New York, currently resides in Los Angeles working primarily as a sound designer and composer. He attended the University of the Arts receiving a BFA and later studied the Jacque Lecoq approach to avant-garde theatre at the London International School of Performing Arts. Mikaal also writes and directs from time to time. He is currently writing and devising a new headphone play titled Project Black Plague. PBP has received artist residencies at Space on Ryder Farm in upstate New York, UCross Foundation in Wyoming, as well as VoxFest at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. Mikaal’s sound design credits on world premiere shows include: Rags Parkland (Ars Nova; Lucille Lortel Award winner), Fairview (Soho Rep; Pulitzer Prize winner for Drama), Underground Railroad Game (Ars Nova; Obie Award winner). He has received nominations from Bay Area Theatre Critics, Audelco Award, Lucille Lortel Award, and Drama Desk Award for sound design.


Mikaal Sulaiman Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2022 - Outstanding Sound Design for a Play
Mikaal Sulaiman, Sanctuary City
 
Tony Awards - 2022 - Best Sound Design of a Play
Mikaal Sulaiman, Macbeth
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical
Mikaal SulaimanRags Parkland Sings the Songs of the Future

Mikaal Sulaiman News

Preview Performances of DES MOINES at Theatre for a New Audience Rescheduled to Due C Photo Preview Performances of DES MOINES at Theatre for a New Audience Rescheduled to Due Covid
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 28, 2022

Due to Covid cases within the company, Theatre for a New Audience is canceling five preview performances of the Off-Broadway premiere of iconic American writer Denis Johnson's Des Moines, directed by Arin Arbus and featuring Johanna Day, Arliss Howard, Hari Nef, Michael Shannon, and Heather Alicia Simms.

Park Avenue Armory Announces 2023 Season Featuring THE DOCTOR North American Premiere Photo Park Avenue Armory Announces 2023 Season Featuring THE DOCTOR North American Premiere Starring Juliet Stevenson
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 15, 2022

With an adventurous array of new commissions, world and North American premieres, and New York debuts from singular artistic voices who illuminate new visions of our world and ourselves, Park Avenue Armory has announced programming for its 2023 season.

Photos: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of the New Group's EVANSTON SALT COSTS CLI Photo Photos: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of the New Group's EVANSTON SALT COSTS CLIMBING
by Bruce Glikas - Nov 15, 2022

The New Group is now presenting their 2022-23 Season opener: Evanston Salt Costs Climbing, by Will Arbery and directed by Danya Taymor. The New York premiere of this play about climate and change features Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Jeb Kreager, Ken Leung, and Rachel Sachnoff. Check out photos from the opening night red carpet here!

COST OF LIVING Plays Final Broadway Performance Photo COST OF LIVING Plays Final Broadway Performance
by Team BWW - Nov 6, 2022

Broadway says goodbye to The Cost of Living on November 6. Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, written by Martyna Majok and directed by Obie Award winner Jo Bonney, plays its final performance at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

Photos: First Look at Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Jeb Kreager & More in EVANSTON SALT COS Photo Photos: First Look at Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Jeb Kreager & More in EVANSTON SALT COSTS CLIMBING
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 2, 2022

The New Group is now presenting their 2022-23 Season opener: Evanston Salt Costs Climbing, by Will Arbery and directed by Danya Taymor. The New York premiere of this play about climate and change features Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Jeb Kreager, Ken Leung, and Rachel Sachnoff. Get a first look at photos here!

COST OF LIVING Enters Final Two Weeks of Performances Photo COST OF LIVING Enters Final Two Weeks of Performances
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 24, 2022

Manhattan Theatre Club’s Broadway premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Cost of Living is in its final two weeks of performances. Written by Martyna Majok (Sanctuary City, Ironbound) and directed by Obie Award winner Jo Bonney, the production will end its extended run at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on Sunday, November 6.

Michael Shannon, Johanna Day, Hari Nef & More to Star in DES MOINES Off-Broadway Prem Photo Michael Shannon, Johanna Day, Hari Nef & More to Star in DES MOINES Off-Broadway Premiere at TFANA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 20, 2022

Theatre for a New Audience will present Denis Johnson‚Äôs¬†Des Moines, the final play from the late author, and the first play by Johnson TFANA has staged, November 29, 2022‚ÄďJanuary 1, 2023, at¬†Polonsky Shakespeare Center.

Guthrie Theater to Present A CHRISTMAS CAROL Starring Matthew Saldivar This Holiday S Photo Guthrie Theater to Present A CHRISTMAS CAROL Starring Matthew Saldivar This Holiday Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 18, 2022

The Guthrie Theater has announced the casting for its 48th production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, adapted by Lavina Jadhwani and directed by Joseph Haj. Matthew Saldivar (Guthrie: A Christmas Carol, The Royal Family, The Canterbury Tales) stars as Ebenezer Scrooge.

MTC's COST OF LIVING Announces One Week Extension Photo MTC's COST OF LIVING Announces One Week Extension
by Stephi Wild - Oct 12, 2022

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced an extension of one additional week of performances for the Broadway premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Cost of Living, written by Martyna Majok (Sanctuary City, Ironbound) and directed by Obie Award winner Jo Bonney, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).

Photos: The Cast of DEATH OF A SALESMAN Takes Their Opening Night Bows Photo Photos: The Cast of DEATH OF A SALESMAN Takes Their Opening Night Bows
by Jennifer Broski - Oct 10, 2022

Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman opened last night, starring Wendell Pierce, Sharon D Clarke, and André De Shields, at the Hudson Theatre. Check out photos from the opening night curtain call here!

Mikaal Sulaiman Videos

Video: Wendell Pierce Gives Touching Tribute at Curtain Call of DEATH OF A SALESMAN Videoplay
Video: Wendell Pierce Gives Touching Tribute at Curtain Call of DEATH OF A SALESMAN

by Opening Night - Oct 10, 2022

A special and poignant moment came at the curtain call when Pierce paid tribute to his 97-year-old father, Amos Pierce, who was in the audience with other members of Pierce’s family from his hometown of New Orleans. Check out the video here!

Video: Watch Highlights from COST OF LIVING on Broadway Videoplay
Video: Watch Highlights from COST OF LIVING on Broadway

by Show Highlights - Oct 3, 2022

Manhattan Theatre Club’s Broadway premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Cost of Living is now running at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Check out video highlights of the cast in action!

VIDEO: Wendell Pierce and André De Shields Talk DEATH OF A SALESMAN Videoplay
VIDEO: Wendell Pierce and André De Shields Talk DEATH OF A SALESMAN

by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 16, 2022

Broadway will welcome Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman on Saturday, September 17th at 8 PM at the Hudson Theatre (141 West 44th Steet). The production released two videos from the show’s stars, Wendell Pierce and André De Shields, celebrating the show’s first performance. Opening night is set for Sunday, October 9th.

VIDEO: Mykal Kilgore & the Company of FAT Ham Cover 'Kill The Lights' Videoplay
VIDEO: Mykal Kilgore & the Company of FAT Ham Cover 'Kill The Lights'

by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 8, 2022

Mykal Kilgore and Company members of Fat Ham came together for a cover of Kill The Lights! Watch the music video here!

VIDEO: Tristan Mack Wilds & Luke James Honor First Preview of THOUGHTS OF A COLORED M Videoplay
VIDEO: Tristan Mack Wilds & Luke James Honor First Preview of THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN

by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 2, 2021

Mack gave thanks to playwright and Broadway’s newest voice, Keenan Scott II, and in honor of the first performance, Luke James sang and acapella blessing to the cast and the production and to all the Broadway theaters and their casts.

VIDEO: THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN Begins Previews At Baltimore Stage Videoplay
VIDEO: THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN Begins Previews At Baltimore Stage

by Stage Tube - Oct 9, 2019

The new play THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN starts previews tomorrow at Baltimore Center Stage.

Video: Ars Nova Releases Music Video From RAGS PARKLAND SINGS THE SONGS OF THE FUTURE Videoplay
Video: Ars Nova Releases Music Video From RAGS PARKLAND SINGS THE SONGS OF THE FUTURE

by A.A. Cristi - Sep 10, 2018

Ars Nova, "one of the most adventurous Off-Broadway companies" (New York Times), under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director Jason Eagan and Managing Director Renee Blinkwolt, is pleased to kick off its 2018-2019 season at its original home with the world premiere of Rags Parkland Sings The Songs Of The Future. Created by Andrew R. Butler, a former Ars Nova resident artist and 2018 Jonathan Larson Grant recipient, this sci-fi folk concert is directed by Jordan Fein (Erin Markey's Singlet) and strengthens Ars Nova's reputation as an innovator in stretching the bounds of music-driven theater.

VIDEO: THE BLUEST EYE at Arden Theatre Company Videoplay
VIDEO: THE BLUEST EYE at Arden Theatre Company

by Alan Henry - Mar 21, 2018

Arden Theatre Company presents THE BLUEST EYE! Adapted from the novel of the same name by Toni Morrison, THE BLUEST EYE opened on March 1st, and has recently been extended through April 8th!


Mikaal Sulaiman Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Mikaal Sulaiman been nominated for?
Outstanding Sound Design for a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Sanctuary City Best Sound Design of a Play (Tony Awards) for Macbeth and Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Rags Parkland Sings the Songs of the Future .