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Broadway sound designer Nevin Steinberg named board president of New York City’s Town Hall

The two-time Tony Award winner joined the venue’s board in 2013.

Nevin Steinberg (Credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

The board of trustees for Town Hall, the 103-year old performance venue in the heart of Times Square, has announced a new president. Broadway sound designer Nevin Steinberg will serve as board president. He will succeed Tom Wirtshafter, who began his tenure as president in 2013 — after joining the board a decade prior.

The Town Hall is a performance space that has frequently hosted concerts of Broadway artists — among others — in its century-long history. Located on 43rd Street in Manhattan, the building is registered as a national historic landmark. Additionally, its education programs and initiatives provide arts access and exposure to New York City students.

Steinberg’s Broadway sound design credits extend over two decades. He has been nominated for nine Tony Awards, winning for 2019’s “Hadestown” (alongside co-sound designer Jessica Paz) and the 2023 revival of “Sweeney Todd.” He will be represented on Broadway this season with “The Notebook.”

“It has been a privilege to serve the Town Hall Foundation and its incredible staff as a trustee for the last 10 years,” Steinberg said in a statement. “ Our exciting and diverse programming and innovative educational programs continue to impress our audiences, constituents and funders. I’m very excited to lead the board in promoting our mission, connecting our compelling history to our organization’s future and re-establishing the Town Hall as one of New York’s and America’s vital cultural institutions.” 

“After 21 extraordinary years, working with some of the most creative and original people in theater anywhere, I’m excited to welcome Nevin as the new president of the board of trustees,” added Wirtshafter. “Town Hall is lucky to have Tony Award winner Nevin Steinberg at its helm. Not only has he helped create amazing experiences on Broadway and throughout the world, but he has also engineered and made possible Town Hall’s new state-of-the-art sound system.”