Live Sound

Masque Sound Sparkles at 75

Jersey Boys, Billy Elliott, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Cats—Masque Sound has been integral to Broadway sound ever since three stagehands, in 1936, pooled their resources to create a new 1/01/2012 4:00 AM Eastern

General manager Stephanie Hansen and company principal Geoff Shearing

Jersey Boys, Billy Elliott, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Cats—Masque Sound has been integral to Broadway sound ever since three stagehands, in 1936, pooled their resources to create a new firm. Celebrating 75 years in the business under the leadership of third-generation owner Geoff Shearing, this SR/design/install company continues to expand its services, whether it’s a move to a larger space, purchasing Professional Wireless Systems in 2002 or adding a permanent systems install division.

“A 75th anniversary is a significant milestone,” says Shearing. “We are grateful to our many long-term clients and to a dedicated in-house team, some of whom have been with us for over 20 years. My father remains active and enthusiastically monitors our ongoing success from his New Hampshire home, just as my grandfather took great pride in dad’s nurturing of our legacy. I grew up watching them make decisions about what new technology to invest in and how to grow the business in the most logical way. Their most important lesson was that customer service is the basis for all success.”