On the Stage, Behind the Scenes and In the Audience
Hewes Design Awards - 1999
Designed the lighting for a wide range of projects and venues, both in this country and internationally. His work has ranged from the commercial theatre, where he designed the Pulitzer Prize winning production of Wit, to major dance companies such as the Mark Morris Dance Group, to opera productions such as Seattle Opera’s Parsifal, to a ten-year collaboration with performance artist Laurie Anderson. In this country, his work has been seen at American Repertory Theatre, where he was the resident designer from 1998-2000, as well as at the Guthrie, Steppenwolf, Long Wharf, McCarter, Center Stage, Seattle Rep, ACT (Seattle), and La Jolla Playhouse, among others. Internationally, his work with the MMDG and with the Squat Theatre has been seen at the Edinburgh, Vienna, Zurich, Theatre de Welt, Hong Kong, and Adelaide Festivals, and he has designed productions on London’s West End and at the Theatre de Carouge in Geneva. New York productions have included Wit, many Shakespeare in the Park’s in Central Park’s Delacorte Theatre, as well as productions at New York Theatre Workshop, The Atlantic, Signature Theatre, MCC, and many others. Michael is the recipient of the 1999 American Theatre Wing design award, as well as the Obie Award for Sustained Excellence and 2 Lucille Lortel Awards for his work Off-Broadway.