Paul Garrity

As Auerbach Pollock Friedlander’s lead principal audio-video and multimedia systems specialist, Paul brings over forty years of international consulting experience and theatrical sound design credits to the firm.  His projects range from modest sound systems for community college theatres to multi-million dollar sound, video and production systems.  Paul has designed systems for theatres, casino/hotel showrooms, conference centers, sports arenas, planetariums, virtual reality environments and other special performance venues.  His expertise encompasses sound reinforcement systems, video projection and distribution, production communication and paging, infrared assistive-listening, simultaneous interpretation, show control, data distribution and recording and broadcast systems design and infrastructure.

Paul’s production experience includes more than twenty years of theatrical sound design and engineering credits, working with theatre companies and symphony orchestras in the United States and Europe.  He was honored as the Entertainment Technology/LDI Sound Designer of the Year in 2004.

Selected Project Experience

  • American Museum of Natural History, Rose Center for Earth and Space, Hayden Planetarium, New York, New York
  • Carnegie Hall, Judy and Arthur Zankel Hall, New York, New York
  • Cirque du Soleil X Theatre, Hangzhou, China
  • Denver Museum of Nature and Science Planetarium
  • Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, Maryland
  • King Abdullah Financial District Science Museum and Geo-Climate Centre, Planetarium and IMAX Theatre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Lincoln Center, David H. Koch Theater Renovation, New York, New York
  • MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, ™ for Cirque du Soleil, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • MGM Mirage, Cirque du Soleil LOVE™ Theatre, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • New York-New York Hotel and Casino, Zumanity™ for Cirque du Soleil, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Purdue University, Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts, West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Symphony Center, Chicago, Illinois
  • Symphony Space, New York, New York
  • The Academy of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • The National Opera Center, OPERA America, New York, New York
  • The Venetian Macau, ZAIA™ for Cirque du Soleil, Macau, China
  • The Venetian Orient, Ltd, Multi-purpose Theatre, Cotai Headliner Theatre and Presentation Theatre, Macau, China
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, California Nanosystems Institute, Allosphere, Santa Barbara, California
  • University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • University of Maryland, Clarice Smith Center for the Performing Arts, College Park, Maryland
  • War Memorial Auditorium, Trenton, New Jersey
  • Xishuangbanna International Resort, The Dai Show Theatre, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China


  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, Drama Production/Theatre Engineering

Professional Affiliations

  • Audio Engineering Society
  • Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association
  • United States Institute for Theatre Technology

Professional Activities

  • Yale University School of Drama, Former Instructor of Electro-Acoustics
  • Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, Former Instructor of Sound Design
  • Numerous lectures and technical papers
  • Former monthly columnist, Sound Video and Communications magazine


  • Sound Designer of the Year, Entertainment Technology Show (LDI), 2004
  • PS 87 Afterschool Heroes Award for Community Service, 2011