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Phil Allen



Phone: 661.255.1050 x2240

Fax: 661.255.0462

Room: E112

Philip G. Allen has designed over 80 theatrical shows, including Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks on Broadway; the recent national tour of Jesus Christ Superstar; which originally starred the late Carl Anderson in his final production, and was seen by more than a million audience members across North America; and the epic premier of The Ten Commandments starring Val Kilmer as Moses at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Regional design highlights include Measure for Measure, Midsummer Night's Dream , and Cinderella at the Ahmanson; The Talking Cure, Like Jazz, Big River, Flower Drum Song and First Picture Show at the Mark Taper Forum, and all eight seasons of Reprise! Broadway's Best at UCLA. Other regional work includes Paint Your Wagon, Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks and A'int Nothin' But the Blues at the Geffen Playhouse; Play On, Only A Kingdom and Blame it on the Movies at the Pasadena Playhouse; Masada at the Shubert Theatre in LA, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Singing in the Rain for Denver's Arvada Center for the Arts; Forever Plaid, and Blues in the Night, at the Coconut Grove Playhouse in Miami; The King and I, South Pacific, and Into the Woods, for the Long Beach Civic Light Opera. On Broadway he assisted long time design partner Jon Gottlieb on 2001s If You Ever Leave Me I'm Coming With You. For television Mr. Allen assisted Emmy award winning sound designer Bruce Burns in the sound system designs for the 33rd Academy of Country Music Awards, the 56th and 59th Golden Globe Awards and 14th Soap Opera Awards. As a mixer he served as Production Sound Engineer for Thoroughly Modern Millie at the La Jolla Playhouse before its move to Broadway and was the head soundman for the national tours of Titanic, Ain't Misbehavin' starring the Pointer Sisters, and Man of LaMancha starring Robert Goulet. In 1997 he engineered the gala production Saturday Night at the Summit attended by Bill Clinton and the leaders of the G-7 countries. Mr. Allen is a faculty member at both the UCLA School of Theatre Film and Television, and California Institute of the Arts; teaching several graduate classes on theatre sound design. Additionally he has designed permanent sound systems for a number of prestigious venues, including the Mark Taper Forum and Ahmanson Theatres at the Los Angeles Music Center, the recently opened Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, and the Alex Theatre in Glendale, California. He won the 2003 NAACP award for Sound Design for Jesus Christ Superstar, the 2001 Ovation Award for Sound Design for Flower Drum Song, and the 1999 LA Drama Critics Circle Award for the sound design of Cinderella, as well as five LA DramaLogue Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound and two Ovation Award nominations for Best Sound Design.

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