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Palmer Hefferan is a Tony Award® nominated sound designer and composer for theater, opera and podcasts. She has designed over 75 productions on stages in New York and across the country. In 2022, she was an honorary chair of the American Theatre Wing Gala, which celebrated women theatre practitioners. She received a 2019 Obie Award® for Sustained Excellence in Sound Design from the American Theatre Wing. Recent productions include the World Premiere production of TEETH, a new musical by Michael R. Jackson and Anna K. Jacobs and the upcoming opera GROUNDED at The Metropolitan Opera by Jeanine Tesori.


Highlights from the last decade include seven collaborations with director Lileana Blain-Cruz (Select productions: The Skin of Our Teeth, Tony nomination; Fefu and Her Friends, Drama Desk nomination; Marys Seacole, Obie Award), 11 collaborations with director Margot Bordelon and nine with director Saheem Ali.

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