Ranil Sonnadara is a theatrical sound designer and composer who has worked extensively on both sides of the Atlantic. He has won several awards for his work on musicals and plays. Originally from the United Kingdom, Ranil moved to Canada in 1998 to pursue research in psychoacoustics. He has designed sound and music at several producing and touring venues in the UK, and North and South America. Highlights include the West Yorkshire Playhouse, York Theatre Royal, the Manchester Apollo Theatre, Bath Theatre Royal, the Assembly Rooms, the Epsom Playhouse, South Hill Park Arts Centre. Ranil has also worked extensively at venues in and around London's West End including a resident spell at the Royal National Theatre.
Ranil has over 250 production credits, including: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Barnum, Beauty and the Beast, Coriolanus, Hamlet, Jesus Christ Superstar, King Lear, Little Shop of Horrors, Never, Peter Pan, Pirates of Penzance, Red, Rent, Singing in the Rain, Sweeney Todd, The Nether, The Sound of Music, True West, Wicked, Wind in the Willows, and most recently The Invisible Hand for Theatre Aquarius. Ranil is currently working on several new shows including The Father for Theatre Aquarius, opening in Autumn 2018.
An experienced educator and researcher, Ranil has taught courses on psychoacoustics, composition, lighting and sound design at the University of Leeds, the Leeds College of Music, University College Bretton Hall, Liverpool Hope University and at McMaster University. In his "spare time", Ranil is the Creative Director for the LIVELab at McMaster University.
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