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Sound DesignerSimon Baker

Simon graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1992. He worked for many years with leading theatre companies including the RSC and Royal Court before joining the Royal National Theatre where he held the post of Sound Supervisor. In January 1999 he joined Autograph Sound Recording Ltd.

Today Autograph are a leading British sound design and equipment hire company, responsible for numerous theatre productions at home and abroad, including Les Misťrables, Cats, The Lion King, MAMMA MIA!, We Will Rock You and Miss Saigon.

His sound design credits for the National Theatre include: Closer (RNT West End and Broadway), The Cripple of Inishmaan, King Lear, Othello, Blue Remembered Hills, The Day I Stood Still and The Duchess of Malfi.

For Autograph, Simon was Associate Sound Designer on the London productions of The Witches of Eastwick, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (West End and Broadway) and Mary Poppins (all with Andrew Bruce) and more recently Spamalot London (for ACME).

Sound Design credits include: The Caretaker, Feelgood, Closer To Heaven, 125th Street, The Play What I Wrote (West End, UK Tours and Broadway), Cats (UK Tour), On Your Toes (with Terry Jardine) Jailhouse Rock, Rebecca, Heros, Ducktastic, Boeing Boeing and The Lord Of The Rings (Toronto and London) and I am Shakespeare (Chichester).

In 2002 he was the recipient of the International Sound Designer of The Year award from Entertainment Design Magazine and in 2006 the creative team for The Lord Of The Rings won the Live Design International Award.

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