Biography

A seasoned Broadway sound designer, Nevin is a passionate collaborator on a wide range of live events and theater productions.  His recent Broadway projects include the contemporary smash DEAR EVAN HANSEN, the blockbuster HAMILTON and the beautiful BRIGHT STAR with Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU at The Brooks Atkinson, and Terrence McNally’s MOTHERS AND SONS.  

In addition to his theater design, Nevin serves as the Audio Consultant for Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall.

In 2013, he opened the acclaimed RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA on Broadway, and received a Tony Award nomination for Best Sound Design for his work on the production. He has received a Drama Desk and Lortel Award for his work on the off-Broadway production of HAMILTON.  Continuing his commitment to new work, Nevin's other recent sound designs in New York include FAR FROM HEAVEN at Playwrights Horizons Theatre, the world premiere of John Kander and Greg Pierce's THE LANDING at The Vineyard Theatre, and THE PERFORMERS and MAGIC/BIRD on Broadway, both of which opened in 2012 at The Longacre Theatre.

Formerly, Nevin was a founding principal of the prolific sound design firm Acme Sound Partners, and he provided sound design services for dozens of Broadway shows including such diverse TONY Award winners as IN THE HEIGHTS, HAIR, MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT, THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, AVENUE Q and LA BOHÈME.  During the eleven years Nevin was with the company, Acme was recognized with TONY Award nominations for Best Sound Design in each of the first five years the award was given (for THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS, BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO, FENCES, HAIR and IN THE HEIGHTS).  Also during his tenure, Acme received six Drama Desk Award nominations and won the Drama Desk Award four times, for PORGY AND BESS, BENGAL TIGER, RAGTIME and LA BOHÈME.

Nevin's theater work includes National Touring productions; international companies in the United Kingdom, South America, Mexico, Australia and Asia; local productions in Los Angeles and Las Vegas; and numerous regional productions throughout the United States.  

He is also in demand for concerts and special events with renowned orchestras such as The New York Philharmonic and The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in world-class venues such as Carnegie Hall and unconventional performance spaces such as The United Palace Theatre in Washington Heights and The Knockdown Center in Maspeth, New York.

A frequent presenter at Live Design Magazine's Broadway Sound Master Classes, Nevin has also been a guest lecturer and evaluated student projects for sound design programs at North Carolina School of the Arts and Purdue University.  In November of 2011 he led a three-day workshop and symposium in Seoul for Arts Council Korea Human Resource Development Center's inaugural International Theatre Arts program.

Nevin began his career in theater as an audio technician at The American Repertory Theatre while a student at Harvard University (and a member of the famed Hasty Pudding Theatricals).  After graduating with a bachelor's degree in English in 1989, he pursued audio engineering and design work in Providence, Baltimore and Columbus before moving back to New York and beginning work in commercial theater.  His work in dinner theater led to jobs with the touring productions of THE SECRET GARDEN and ANGELS IN AMERICA.  Returning from the road, Nevin began work in New York as an engineer off-Broadway and on Broadway productions such as SUNSET BOULEVARD, SIDE SHOW, FOOTLOOSE and THE WILD PARTY before transitioning into the sound designer's role.

He holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard College in English and American Literature and Language, and in 2011 completed a Certificate Program in Arts Management at NYU's School for Continuing Professional Studies.  Nevin is Trustee of the Town Hall Foundation, Inc., the non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and support of The Town Hall, a cultural and education center as well as a national historic landmark in the center of Times Square.