Eric Backus (Sound Designer)

Eric is thrilled to work with Windy City Playhouse for the first time! Eric recently designed the Off-Broadway and touring productions of SoloChicago Theatre’s CHURCHILL. Other select sound design and music composition credits include: NORTHANGER ABBEY (Lifeline Theatre); THRONES! A MUSICAL PARODY (Apollo Theatre); RED VELVET and THE OLD FRIENDS (Raven Theatre); ULTRA AMERICAN: A PATRIOT ACT (Silk Road Rising); THE UNFORTUNATES (SoloChicago Theatre); THE BACHELORS (Cole Theatre); GUARDIANS (Mary-Arrchie), LOVE AND HUMAN REMAINS (Cor Theatre); and YEAR OF THE ROOSTER (Red Theater). Eric has worked with the Lookingglass, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Steppenwolf, and many other Chicago theatre companies. He also works with Arizona State University’s Lyric Opera Theatre program, where he has designed sound for numerous musicals and operas over the past 10 seasons. To hear his original compositions, please visit

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