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Mikhail Fiksel

 
Bio:
Mikhail Fiksel is a sound designer, musician, composer and a DJ based in NYC and Chicago. Originally from Siberia, Russia, Fiksel’s work has been heard on various stages, movie screens and dance floors around the US and beyond. Recent theatre work include projects with Playwrights Horizons, ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Mikhail Fiksel is a sound designer, musician, composer and a DJ based in NYC and Chicago. Originally from Siberia, Russia, Fiksel’s work has been heard on various stages, movie screens and dance floors around the US and beyond. Recent theatre work include projects with Playwrights Horizons, ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Sound Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Sound Design
 
[Broadway, 2021] [Replacement]
Audio Editing [Replacement]
Sound Design[Replacement]
 
[Off-Broadway, 2020]
Sound Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2020]
Sound Design
 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Sound Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Sound Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Sound Designer

Mikhail Fiksel Biography

Mikhail Fiksel is a sound designer, musician, composer and a DJ based in NYC and Chicago. Originally from Siberia, Russia, Fiksel’s work has been heard on various stages, movie screens and dance floors around the US and beyond. Recent theatre work include projects with Playwrights Horizons, Manhattan Theatre Club, 2nd Stage, The Pearl, The Flea, En Garde Arts, American Conservatory Theatre, The Goodman Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, St. Louis Repertory, Dallas Theatre Center, The Old Globe, Cleveland Playhouse, Redmoon, The Geffen Playhouse, The Long Wharf Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Victory Gardens, Albany Park Theatre Project, Writers Theatre, Timeline, The Hypocrites, The House Theater and many others. Other work include dance compositions and designs with Lucky Plush, The Seldoms, The Inconvenience, The Cambrians and Chicago Danceworks and original scores for several independent feature films, including THE WISE KIDS and GLITCH.
He is a recipient of the Lucille Lortel Award and The Garland Award his sound design of THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY (2nd Stage Theater Company and The Geffen Playhouse) and multiple Joseph Jefferson Awards for Sound Design and Original Incidental Music. In 2011, he was awarded the Michael Maggio Emerging Designer Award. He has written original scores for several musicals, including OLD TOWN (with Brett Neveu, Strawdog) for which he received a 2008 AfterDark Award for Best Original Score and LAST OF THE DRAGONS (with David Bareford, Lifeline), published by Playscripts, Inc.
He is a member of 2nd Story and an Artistic Associate with Teatro Vista, Timeline and Redmoon Theatre. In addition, he is a resident artist at Adventure Stage Chicago and Albany Park Theatre Project and was on the faculty at Loyola University’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts and University of Chicago’s Theater and Performance Studies.
Outside of theatre stages he can be found playing with his nu-jazz ensemble Seeking Wonderland and the dynamic dj duo The Ordeal, or as a solo performer, sometimes under the monikers DJ White Russian or The Red Menace. He splits his time between Chicago and New York and building a jetpack to make his commute more manageable.

Mikhail Fiksel Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2022 - Best Sound Design of a Play Gold Star
Mikhail Fiksel, Dana H.
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Sound Design for a Play
Mikhail Fiksel, Dana H
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Sound Design Gold Star
Mikhail Fiksel, Dana H
 
The Lortels - 2018 - Outstanding Sound Design
Mikhail Fiksel, The Treasurer
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Sound Design in a Play
Mikhail Fiksel, A Life
 
The Lortels - 2017 - Outstanding Sound Design Gold Star
Mikhail Fiksel, A Life

Mikhail Fiksel News

First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld Minneapolis / St. Paul Awards; Eagan Summe Photo First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld Minneapolis / St. Paul Awards; Eagan Summer Theatre's SPONGEBOB Leads Best Musical
by BWW Staff - Nov 21, 2022

The first live standings have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis / St. Paul Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of Audible Theater's GOOD ENEMY Photo Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of Audible Theater's GOOD ENEMY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 7, 2022

Audible Theater is presenting the world premiere production of Good Enemy, written by Audible Theater Emerging Playwright Yilong Liu and directed by Obie Award winner Chay Yew. See photos from opening night below!

Photos: First Look at the World Premiere of GOOD ENEMY at the Minetta Lane Theatre Photo Photos: First Look at the World Premiere of GOOD ENEMY at the Minetta Lane Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 27, 2022

Audible Theater is presenting the world premiere production of GOOD ENEMY, written by Audible Theater Emerging Playwright Yilong Liu and directed by Obie Award winner Chay Yew. GOOD ENEMY is now in previews and opens Sunday, November 6 at the Minetta Lane Theatre. This limited engagement runs through Sunday, November 27. See photos here!

Video: Tim Liu & Jeena Yi On Audible Theater's GOOD ENEMY Photo Video: Tim Liu & Jeena Yi On Audible Theater's GOOD ENEMY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 25, 2022

Tim Liu and Jeena Yi, who star in in Audible Theater's Good Enemy which begins performances tonight, sat down with Richard Ridge to chat all about bringing this production to New York City and audiences around the globe.

World Premiere of Erica Schmidt's LUCY to be Presented by Audible Theater in January  Photo World Premiere of Erica Schmidt's LUCY to be Presented by Audible Theater in January 2023
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 25, 2022

Audible Inc. will present the world premiere of Lucy, written and directed by BAFTA Award nominee Erica Schmidt (Cyrano, MacBeth). Performances of the limited five-week-only engagement will begin Saturday, January 28, 2023 with an official opening on Sunday, February 5, 2023 at the Minetta Lane Theatre.

Steppenwolf's World Premiere Adaptation of 1919 to Tour Chicago Neighborhoods This Fa Photo Steppenwolf's World Premiere Adaptation of 1919 to Tour Chicago Neighborhoods This Fall
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 18, 2022

Steppenwolf for Young Adults’ will bring its world premiere adaptation of 1919 to audience across Chicago this fall for a series of FREE performances through the Chicago Park District’s “Night Out In The Parks” initiative.

KRISTINA WONG, SWEATSHOP OVERLORD to be Presented in Co-Production Between Portland C Photo KRISTINA WONG, SWEATSHOP OVERLORD to be Presented in Co-Production Between Portland Center Stage and Boom Arts
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 6, 2022

Portland Center Stage and Boom Arts are partnering on their first co-production, Kristina Wong’s witty, tour-de-force look at the early days of the pandemic, Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord. The play begins preview performances on November 5, opens on November 11, and runs through December 18 in the Ellyn Bye Studio at The Armory.

Review: KRISTINA WONG, SWEATSHOP OVERLORD at La Jolla Playhouse Photo Review: KRISTINA WONG, SWEATSHOP OVERLORD at La Jolla Playhouse
by E.H. Reiter - Oct 4, 2022

KRISTINA WONG, SWEATSHOP OVERLORD,  playing at La Jolla Playhouse through October 16th performance artist Kristina Wong gives a funny, sweet, and bittersweet journey of how one woman accidentally became a mask sewing overlord from behind her Hello Kitty sewing machine. It's the comedic rundown of the pandemic that you didn’t know you needed.

Cast Announced For Audible's GOOD ENEMY, Beginning Next Month at The Minetta Lane The Photo Cast Announced For Audible's GOOD ENEMY, Beginning Next Month at The Minetta Lane Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2022

Audible Inc. has announced full casting for the world premiere of Good Enemy, a new play written by Audible Theater Emerging Playwright Yilong Liu and directed by Obie Award winner Chay Yew.

Steppenwolf for Young Adults to Present World Premiere Adaptation of 1919 in October Photo Steppenwolf for Young Adults to Present World Premiere Adaptation of 1919 in October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2022

Steppenwolf Theatre Company will present the Steppenwolf for Young Adults’ world premiere of 1919, adapted by J. Nicole Brooks from Eve L. Ewing’s collection of luminous and searing poems about the killing of Black teenager Eugene Williams in 1919 off the segregated Chicago lakeshore – and how this tragedy reverberates today. 

Mikhail Fiksel Videos

Video: Tim Liu & Jeena Yi On Audible Theater's GOOD ENEMY Videoplay
Video: Tim Liu & Jeena Yi On Audible Theater's GOOD ENEMY

by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 25, 2022

Tim Liu and Jeena Yi, who star in in Audible Theater's Good Enemy which begins performances tonight, sat down with Richard Ridge to chat all about bringing this production to New York City and audiences around the globe.

Meet the 2022 Tony Nominees: DANA H.'s Mikhail Fiksel Videoplay
Meet the 2022 Tony Nominees: DANA H.'s Mikhail Fiksel

by BroadwayWorld TV - May 20, 2022

The countdown to the Tony Awards has a officially begun! On June 12, the brightest stars of the 2021-22 season will shine even brighter as they gather at the iconic Radio City Music Hall to celebrate Broadway's biggest night. Leading up to the 75th Annual Tony Awards, BroadwayWorld is getting up close and personal with the nominees. Today we're studying up on Mikhail Fiksel!

VIDEO: First Look At TAMBO & BONES At The Kirk Douglas Theatre Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look At TAMBO & BONES At The Kirk Douglas Theatre

by Alan Henry - May 17, 2022

The World premiere production of Dave Harris' new work, 'Tambo & Bones,' is now on stage in Los Angeles at the Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre and continues through May 29. A co-production with Playwrights Horizons, this explosive new work from one of the country's fastest rising playwrights will be directed by Taylor Reynolds.

Cast Recording of Signature Theatre's CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND to Be Released May 8 Videoplay
Cast Recording of Signature Theatre's CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND to Be Released May 8

by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 15, 2020

Signature Theatre today announced that the cast recording of its production of their acclaimed production of Lauren Yee's Cambodian Rock Band, featuring songs by Dengue Fever, will be released on May 8 by Yellow Sound Label. The album will be produced by Michael Croiter and Matthias Winter.

BWW TV: Director Chay Yew Discusses The Importance of CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND Videoplay
BWW TV: Director Chay Yew Discusses The Importance of CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 16, 2020

Check out a pre-rehearsal address from director Chay Yew as Lauren Yee's acclaimed play prepares for its Broadway premiere!

Video: First Look at LA HAVANA MADRID at Goodman Theatre Videoplay
Video: First Look at LA HAVANA MADRID at Goodman Theatre

by Alan Henry - Jul 26, 2017

On the heels of critically-acclaimed sold-out runs at Steppenwolf Theatre Company and The Miracle Center in Logan Square, Teatro Vista's La Havana Madrid by Sandra Delgado arrives at Goodman Theatre for an extended summer run, July 21 - August 20. Chicago's fabled 1960s nightclub, La Havana Madrid, comes bursting back to life in 'an immersive, wholly enjoyable experience' (Chicago Reader) complete with live music and 'enough dancing and bonhomie to tempt you away from your little table down front' (Chicago Tribune). Directed by Teatro Vista ensemble member Cheryl Lynn Bruce, the production was inspired by true stories of Cuban, Puerto Rican and Colombian immigrants who found refuge in the nightclub. Delgado leads the eight-member cast (a full list appears below) as a mystical woman who conjures stories and vibrant songs performed live onstage each night by Colombian-American musician Roberto 'Carpacho' Marin and his band of 30 years, Carpacho y Su Super Combo.

STAGE TUBE: In Rehearsal with the Cast of Playwrights Realm's MY MANANA COMES
by Stage Tube - Aug 21, 2014

The Playwrights Realm (Katherine Kovner, Artistic Director; Alexander Orbovich, Managing Director) presents the world Premiere of MY MAĂ‘ANA COMES by Elizabeth Irwin anddirected by Chay Yew. Performances begin August 26 and continue through September 20, 2014 with a September 4 at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 W. 42nd Street, NYC). Go inside rehearsals in the video below!

STAGE TUBE: Julius Ahn Performs 'Shame' from STUCK ELEVATOR World Premiere at A.C.T., Beg. Tonight
by Stage Tube - Apr 4, 2013

In the spirit of the beloved hit The Black Rider, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) continues the tradition of introducing eclectic, unforgettable musical projects to the stage with the world premiere of Stuck Elevator. Inventively staged by internationally acclaimed artist Chay Yew-and introducing the prodigious work of composer Byron Au Yong and librettist Aaron Jafferis-Stuck Elevator unleashes an evocative collision of stories, sounds, instruments, and ideas. Stuck Elevator will run tonight, April 4-28, 2013, at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater (415 Geary Street, San Francisco). Click below to watch behind-the-scenes interviews with the cast and creative team, and a sneak peek performance of 'Shame' from the world premiere musical!

STAGE TUBE: Julius Ahn Performs 'Shame' from STUCK ELEVATOR World Premiere at A.C.T.
by Stage Tube - Mar 22, 2013

In the spirit of the beloved hit The Black Rider, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) continues the tradition of introducing eclectic, unforgettable musical projects to the stage with the world premiere of Stuck Elevator. Inventively staged by internationally acclaimed artist Chay Yew-and introducing the prodigious work of composer Byron Au Yong and librettist Aaron Jafferis-Stuck Elevator unleashes an evocative collision of stories, sounds, instruments, and ideas. Stuck Elevator will run April 4-28, 2013, at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater (415 Geary Street, San Francisco). Click below to watch behind-the-scenes interviews with the cast and creative team, and a sneak peek performance of 'Shame' from the world premiere musical!


Mikhail Fiksel Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Mikhail Fiksel been nominated for?
Best Sound Design of a Play (Tony Awards) for Dana H. , Outstanding Sound Design for a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Dana H , Outstanding Sound Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Dana H , Outstanding Sound Design (The Lortels) for The Treasurer Outstanding Sound Design in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for A Life and Outstanding Sound Design (The Lortels) for A Life .

What awards has Mikhail Fiksel won?
Best Sound Design of a Play (Tony Awards) for Dana H. Outstanding Sound Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Dana Hand Outstanding Sound Design (The Lortels) for A Life.