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Bio:
Broadway: The Farnsworth Invention, Cymbeline. As a Partner in SCK Sound Design, his Credits include: Doctor Zhivago and The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and Ain't Too Proud. Other Designs: Queen of the Mist, I Am Anne Hutchinson/I Am Harvey Milk, The Man in the Ceiling, The Tin Pan Alley Rag, ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2020]
Sound Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Sound Design
 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Sound Designer
 
[Broadway, 2017]
Sound Designer
 
[Chicago, 2016]
Sound Designer
 
[Washington, DC (Regional), 2016]
Sound Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Sound Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Sound Designer
 
[Broadway, 2013]
Associate Sound Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2011]
Sound Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2011]
Sound Designer
 
[US Tour, 2011]
Sound Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2009]
Sound Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2009]
Sound Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Sound Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Sound Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Sound Designer
 
[Broadway, 2007]
Sound Designer
 
[Broadway, 2007]
Sound Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Sound Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Assistant Sound Designer
 
[Broadway, 2007]
Associate Sound Designer
 
[Broadway, 2007]
Associate Sound Designer
 
[New York, 2006]
Sound Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Sound Designer
Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Sound Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Sound Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Sound Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Sound Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Sound Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Sound Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Sound Designer
 
[San Diego, CA (Regional), 2005]
Sound Designer
 
[Broadway, 2005]
Assistant Sound Designer
 
[Broadway, 2004]
Associate Sound Designer

Walter Trarbach Biography

Broadway: The Farnsworth Invention, Cymbeline. As a Partner in SCK Sound Design, his Credits include: Doctor Zhivago and The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and Ain't Too Proud. Other Designs: Queen of the Mist, I Am Anne Hutchinson/I Am Harvey Milk, The Man in the Ceiling, The Tin Pan Alley Rag, Becky Shaw, Measure for Pleasure, Farragut North, I Love You Because, Love, Loss, and What I Wore, and Mr. Marmalade. Associate Sound Designs: Catch Me If You Can, Billy Crystal's 700 Sundays, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill (Tony Award), Jesus Christ Superstar, Hands on a Hardbody (Drama Desk Award), and Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots. Regional: La Jolla Playhouse, Huntington Theatre Company, The Fifth Avenue, Williamstown Theatre Festival, DC's Shakespeare Theatre Company, Bay Street Theatre. Walter is married to photographer Kimberly Witham.

Walter Trarbach Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2018 - Best Sound Design of a Musical
Walter Trarbach, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

Walter Trarbach News

50th Anniversary Exhibition of Jamaican Artists Inspired By THE HARDER THEY COME to b Photo 50th Anniversary Exhibition of Jamaican Artists Inspired By THE HARDER THEY COME to be Featured at The Public Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 2, 2023

Beginning on Thursday, February 16, theatergoers will be able to visit Wheel and Come Again: The 50th Anniversary Art Exhibition of The Harder They Come on The Public Theater’s Levin Mezzanine, an exhibition of art inspired by the original film.

Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for THE HARDER THEY COME at the Public Theater Photo Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for THE HARDER THEY COME at the Public Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 31, 2023

Get a first look inside rehearsals for THE HARDER THEY COME at The Public Theater!

Natey Jones, J. Bernard Calloway & More Complete the Cast of THE HARDER THEY COME at  Photo Natey Jones, J. Bernard Calloway & More Complete the Cast of THE HARDER THEY COME at The Public Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 14, 2022

The Public Theater has announced the complete cast for the world premiere of The Harder They Come. Joining the cast is Natey Jones in the lead role of Ivan, making his American stage debut, as well as J. Bernard Calloway and more.

Jeannette Bayardelle, Shawn Bowers & More to Star in THE HARDER THEY COME World Premi Photo Jeannette Bayardelle, Shawn Bowers & More to Star in THE HARDER THEY COME World Premiere at The Public Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 17, 2022

The Public Theater has announced casting for the world premiere of THE HARDER THEY COME, a musical adaptation of the classic Jamaican film produced and directed by Perry Henzell and co-written with Trevor Rhone.

Jeff Hiller to Join HYPROV: IMPROV UNDER HYPNOSIS Beginning Tonight Photo Jeff Hiller to Join HYPROV: IMPROV UNDER HYPNOSIS Beginning Tonight
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 19, 2022

Broadway and television star Jeff Hiller (Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson, 'American Horror Story') will join Hypnotist Extraordinaire Asad Mecci for the combined hypnosis and improvisational comedy hit HYPROV at the Daryl Roth Theatre.

Barrett Foa to Join HYPROV Off-Broadway Beginning Tonight Photo Barrett Foa to Join HYPROV Off-Broadway Beginning Tonight
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 13, 2022

Broadway and television star¬†Barrett Foa¬†(‚ÄúNCIS: Los Angeles,‚Ä̬†Avenue Q) will join Hypnotist Extraordinaire¬†Asad Mecci¬†for the combined hypnosis and improvisational comedy hit HYPROV at the Daryl Roth Theatre.

Stephanie Courtney and Jonathan Mangum to Join HYPROV: IMPROV UNDER HYPNOSIS Photo Stephanie Courtney and Jonathan Mangum to Join HYPROV: IMPROV UNDER HYPNOSIS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2022

Improv comedy greats Stephanie Courtney and Jonathan Mangum will join Hypnotist Extraordinaire Asad Mecci for the combined hypnosis and improvisational comedy hit at the Daryl Roth Theatre.

VIDEO: Get a First Look at Colin Mochrie & Asad Mecci's HYPROV: Improv Under Hypnosis Photo VIDEO: Get a First Look at Colin Mochrie & Asad Mecci's HYPROV: Improv Under Hypnosis Off-Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 30, 2022

Starring Improv and Comedy Legend¬†Colin Mochrie¬†(‚ÄúWhose Line Is It Anyway?‚ÄĚ) and Hypnotist Extraordinaire¬†Asad Mecci,¬†HYPROV is now playing a limited engagement at the Daryl Roth Theatre through October 30. Get a first look at footage here!

Rufus Wainwright Composes Score for HYPROV: Improv Under Hypnosis Starring Colin Moch Photo Rufus Wainwright Composes Score for HYPROV: Improv Under Hypnosis Starring Colin Mochrie and Asad Mecci
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 10, 2022

Rufus Wainwright has created an original score for¬†HYPROV: Improv Under Hypnosis¬†starring Improv and Comedy Legend¬†Colin Mochrie¬†(‚ÄúWhose Line Is It Anyway?‚ÄĚ) and Hypnotist Extraordinaire¬†Asad Mecci.¬†

MSA Agency Produces ONE NIGHT ONLY: MSA IN PARADISE Photo MSA Agency Produces ONE NIGHT ONLY: MSA IN PARADISE
by Stephi Wild - May 23, 2022

McDonald/Selznick Associates' groundbreaking New York City production features exclusively MSA artists, from the Direction and Choreography of MSA's Creative Department, to the Actors, Singers, Dancers, and Specialty Acts of MSA's Talent Department- all together, in one immersive party!

Walter Trarbach Videos

VIDEO: Get a Peek Behind the Curtain With the Touring Cast of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL Videoplay
VIDEO: Get a Peek Behind the Curtain With the Touring Cast of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL

by Stage Tube - Nov 17, 2019

The cast of The Spongebob Musical is giving fans a peek behind the curtain in an all new video.

VIDEO: Get a First Look at the Touring Cast of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL in Action Videoplay
VIDEO: Get a First Look at the Touring Cast of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL in Action

by Stage Tube - Oct 8, 2019

THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL is currently playing at The Bushnell in Hartford, CT, and will next travel to the Overture Center in Madison, WI prior to engagements in Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto and more. Get a first look at the cast in action in the all new video!

VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes of DAVE in DC Videoplay
VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes of DAVE in DC

by Stage Tube - Jul 29, 2018

From a Tony and Pulitzer Prize award-winning creative team comes the world-premiere musical comedy DAVE, adapted from the Oscar-nominated film. DAVE tells the story ofhigh school teacher (and presidential lookalike) DAVE Kovic, who is hired by the Secret Service as a stand-in for the Commander-in-Chief. When the President falls ill under less than 'presidential' circumstances, DAVE is thrust into the Oval Office to avoid a national scandal, and must find a way to gain the trust and love of the American people...and the First Lady. Subscription packages, including DAVE, are currently available. Single tickets for DAVE go on sale March 28, 2018. Patrons may call the Arena Stage Sales Office at 202-488-3300or visit arenastage.org. DAVE runs July 13-August 19, 2018. For complete 2018/19 Season details, visit: arenastage.org/shows-tickets/the-season/index-18-19.shtml.

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Peter Hylenski Videoplay
WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Peter Hylenski

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 1, 2018

Watch below as Peter tells us all about want this nomination means to him, how he's preparing for the Tonys, and so much more!

VIDEO: Watch Highlights of Jonah Broscow, Andrew Lippa and More in THE MAN IN THE CEILING at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Bay Street Theater presents THE MAN IN THE CEILING, with book by Jules Feiffer, music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, directed by Jeffrey Seller, producer of Hamilton, running now through June 25. Check out highlights from the show in the video below!

STAGE TUBE: Director Tina Landau Talks THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL
by Stage Tube - May 20, 2016

On Thursday, May 19, the cast and creative team of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL arrived in Chicago - and BroadwayWorld.com was on hand to meet the team! Today's entry: director, co-conceiver, and hometown Steppenwolf Ensemble member Tina Landau discusses the world premiere. Keep an eye on BroadwayWorld.com all week for SPONGEBOB updates from local contributors Misha Davenport and M. William Panek.

BWW TV: What's Happening in Bikini Bottom During THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL? The Creative Team Opens Up!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 17, 2016

Bikini Bottom will soon surface in Chicago, and in anticipation of The SpongeBob Musical's first performance on Tuesday, June 7th at Broadway in Chicago's Oriental Theatre, the production has begun rolling out a number of behind-the-scenes videos on the process of adapting one of television's biggest animated hits for the theatre. Below, check out a just-released peek at how the creatives set out to tell the story in the musical!

BWW TV: THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL Creatives Dive Into Crafting Sets, Props & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 12, 2016

Bikini Bottom will soon surface in Chicago, and in anticipation of The SpongeBob Musical's first performance on Tuesday, June 7th at Broadway in Chicago's Oriental Theatre, the production has begun rolling out a number of behind-the-scenes videos on the process of adapting one of television's biggest animated hits for the theatre. Below, check out a just-released peek at how the creatives are crafting the sets, props and more for the musical!

BWW TV: THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL Creatives on Bringing the Characters of Bikini Bottom to the Stage
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 10, 2016

Bikini Bottom will soon surface in Chicago, and in anticipation of The SpongeBob Musical's first performance on Tuesday, June 7th at Broadway in Chicago's Oriental Theatre, the production has begun rolling out a number of behind-the-scenes videos on the process of adapting one of television's biggest animated hits for the theatre. Below, check out a just-released peek at how the creatives are bringing the characters to the stage!

BWW TV Exclusive: Exclusive First Look at Ethan Slater and Tom Higgenson Singing 'BFF' From THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 26, 2016

The SpongeBob Musical will begin performances on Tuesday, June 7th at Broadway in Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL). This is a limited engagement through Sunday, July 3, 2016.  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the song 'BFF' below, featuring Ethan Slater (SpongeBob SquarePants) and Tom Higgenson (Plain White T's)!


Walter Trarbach Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Walter Trarbach been nominated for?
Best Sound Design of a Musical (Tony Awards) for SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical .