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North Texan Gets Tony Award Nomination For ‘Hedwig’

by Jerome Weeks 29 Apr 2014 4:51 PM

And it was for his first-ever live-theater show.


tn-1000_hedwigpartywm2150160902 jpg pagespeed ce 8d0OMeditmPvYnDallasite Tim O’Heir has a history with Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the musical about a transgendered East German rock singer which recently opened on Broadway (having premiered off-off-Broadway in 1998). O’Heir was the sound recording engineer for the 2001 film version of Hedwig (he’s frequently worked with Hedwig composer Stephen Trask).

And now the Boston native-turned-North Texan has got a Tony Award nomination for best sound design. Before all this Hollywood and Broadway stuff, O’Heir earned an impressive rep as the record producer/engineer for such indie groups as The All-American Rejects, The Rocket Summer, Superdrag and Sebadoh. He also recorded and mixed the soundtracks of such films as American Dreamz and Kids.

Oh, and this production of Hedwig is O’Heir’s first-ever stage show.