Ep. 96: Sound Up with Tony Award-Winning Designer Rob Kaplowitz

Since 1994, Rob Kaplowitz has been a sound designer on art installations, films, operas, and Broadway. He won a Tony Award for his work on Fela! One of his current projects brings him to North Carolina, where he is installing a state-of-the-art sound system for Cape Fear Regional Theatre in Fayetteville. Hear what Kaplowitz has to say to Beltline to Broadway about the evolution of sound design amidst a pandemic and what patrons can expect to hear at Cape Fear Regional Theatre down the road.

About the Guest

Robert Kaplowitz has spent the last twenty-five years designing sound and composing music for theater, and has been honored with an Obie for Sustained Excellence in Sound Design and a Tony for Fela! His musical Minors premiered at the Lantern Theater in Philadelphia; he also creates installation art, runs Nine Hostage Arts in Philly, teaches at Princeton, is an ambassador for the Prague Quadrennial, and loves his family more than anything else.


Next up for Cape Fear Regional Theatre is the production of Murder for Two. For more information on that production, visit CFRT’s website, or to view a complete schedule of Triangle theater events, visit our Triangle Calendar Page.

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