Thomas Press

Sound Designer

Thomas is a graduate of the New Zealand School of Music with a Bachelor of Music in Composition (2009) and Toi Whakaari – New Zealand Drama School with a Diploma in Entertainment Technology (2005). Thomas designed sound for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime and Billy Elliot the Musical for ATC last year. Highlights from 2015 included sound design for ATC’s Rupert, composing an original score for Red Leap’s production Dust Pilgrim, and composing an original sound design for Silo’s critically and popularly acclaimed production of The Book of Everything. He also worked as a sound designer for Duncan Sarkies’ podcast serial The Mysterious Secrets of Uncle Berties Botanarium. He is five-time nominee of the Chapman Tripp theatre award for Sound Designer of the Year, 2014 winner of the Auckland Theatre Awards People’s Choice Best Music award, and received an Excellence Award for Sound Design and Composition throughout 2015 at the 2015 Auckland Theatre Awards.