2023 Orange Curtain Award Best Sound Design for RENT


2022 LADCC Nominations for Theatrical Excellence Award for Daisy, International City Theatre, Video Design

2017 SCENIES Awards: Best Sound Design for Shipwrecked!

2016 SCENIES Awards: Outstanding Sound Design

2015 SCENIES Awards: Best Sound Design

2014 NAACP Theatre Award: Best Sound – Equity, Breath and Imagination

2013-2014 SCENIES Awards: Best Sound Designer for Breath And Imagination, Don’t Dress For Dinner, Flyin’ West, Let’s Misbehave: The Music And Lyrics Of Cole Porter, Other Desert Cities, Trying

2014 Ovation Nominated: Breath And Imagination, Other Desert Cities 
 2014 NAACP Nominated Best Sound – Equity, Breath and Imagination

2012-2013 SCENIES Awards: Best Sound Designer for American Fiesta (The Colony Theatre), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (The Chance Theatre), Dead Man’s Cell Phone (International City Theatre), Master Class (International City Theatre), and Overlooked (The Chance Theatre).

2012-2013 SCENIES Awards: Best Production design: Around the world in 80 Days (International City Theatre) and The Night Fairy (South Coast Repertory).

2010 L.A. WEEKLY THEATER AWARDS 2 nominations for Hyperbole: Origins, Rogue Artists Ensemble at [Inside] the Ford

2009 Garland Awards: Honorable Mention

2008 Maker Faire: 3 Editor Choice Awards for Mice'Pace Maze

2007/2008 Outstanding Achievement by a Lighting Designer for Dickie and Babe & Goblin Market from

2008 Garland Awards: 2 Honorable Mentions

2007 winner of the Robert E. Cohen Sound Achievement Award

2007 winner of the QLab workspace challenge


"Additional paraphernalia and a couple of standing mikes on either side of Nakagawa’s set are there for a reason too. (Hint: Think of how classic radio plays created their sound effects, a technique we now call Foley, and get ready to ooh and aah at how Dave Mickey has created one of the year’s most extraordinary sound designs without a single prerecorded effect, aided and abetted by the multitasking Ley and Price.)" by Steven Stanley

"Dave Mickey’s nostalgic sound design is a particularly meaningful element of the production. Pre-show is filled with ragtime jewels - interestingly enough all composed by women - ranging from the slower, sweeter rags like “Piffle Rag” and “Poker Rag” to the more upbeat march sound of “Pickles and Peppers.” And later, a pivotal moment in the play happens between Myra and Woolsey to the lovely “Romantic Rag.” The minimalistic use of other sound cues creates tension when needed most and breaks the gentle flow of time with great effect."
BWW Reviews By Ellen Dostal

The eerie sound effects by Dave Mickey add a compelling final atmospheric touch to this most involving production. for "Doubt"
Huntington Beach Independent

Sound designer David Mickey contributes a superior musical score to bridge the scenes with power and authority. for "Othello"
Huntington Beach Independent

Best of 2007 for "Heads"
Sound Design by Dave Mickey
LA Times

"Dave Mickey's potent sound design"
Eric Marchese, Orange County Register

Critic's Pick for "Goblin Market"
Sound/Lighting Design by Dave Mickey
Back Stage West

Critic's Pick for "One Flea Spare"
Sound Design by Dave Mickey
Back Stage West

"Dave Mickey's skillful sound"
Melinda Schupmann, Back Stage West

"Dave Mickey's imaginative sound design"
Don Maslowski, Daily Bulletin

"Dave Mickey's pulsing sound effects undergird the script's tension"
Eric Marchese, Orange County Register


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