Sound designers sound off on Tony Awards snub


NEW YORK (AP) — Sound designers are sounding off on getting snubbed by the Tony Awards.

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met and cut the categories of Best Sound Design of a Play and Best Sound Design of a Musical on Wednesday, three days after honoring them.

That didn't sound good to the theater professionals who add sound effects and create soundscapes for musicals and plays.

An online petition to get the awards back had drawn 12,000 signatures by Thursday afternoon and the support of such heavy-hitters as director and choreographer Susan Stroman.


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