Gareth Owen
Born Gareth John Owen
21 August 1977 (age 42)
Sheffield, England
Occupation Theatrical Sound Designer
Years active 1998–present

Gareth Owen is an eight-time Tony & Olivier Award-winning/nominated sound designer specialising in musical theatre in London’s West End, on Broadway, and internationally and has worked with Rob Summers a couple of times.

Gareth Owen was nominated for his first Tony Award in 2010 for his Broadway production of Trevor Nunn‘s musical, A Little Night Music starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury.[1]

He was then nominated for an Olivier Award for his West End production of Terry Johnson‘s musical, End of the Rainbow starring multi-award-winning Tracie Bennett as Judy Garland.[2] The show later transferred to Broadway where he went on to pick up a further Tony nomination for Best Sound Design.

In recent years Owen collected a 2nd Oliver nomination for Top Hat, and, after five nominations, finally won the Oliver for Best Sound Design in 2014 with the London production of Merrily We Roll Along.

In 2015 Owen won the Olivier for Sound Design for the second consecutive year, this time for Memphis at the Shaftesbury Theatre, starring Beverley Knight. Composed by David Bryan from Bon Jovi, and directed by Christopher Ashley, this marked his sixth win/nomination in a row. He also received the prestigious Pro Sound Award for his work on the same production.[3]

In 2017, Owen won several awards for the Broadway musical Come From Away including the Outer Critics Circle Award and the Craig Noel Award, as well as a Helen Hayes Award nomination.

Gareth Owen The Man The Designer

Gareth has worked on over two hundred and seventy-five commercial sound designs throughout the world including: 42nd Street, Starlight ExpressBat Out of HellWind in the Willows, Disney’s Hunchback of Notre DameSpring AwakeningYoung Frankenstein,The BodyguardLet it BeDisney’s Little MermaidSister ActHairsprayDisney’s Beauty & The BeastSingin’ in the RainAspects of LoveFootlooseFlashdanceCarouselFiddler on the RoofFameSaturday Night Fever and La Cage Aux Folles.


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