Michael has designed twelve productions with First Folio including The Turn of the Screw for which he won the 2012 Joseph Jefferson Award for Lighting Design-Midsize Venue. Michael’s work has also been seen at a variety of other Chicagoland companies including Shattered Globe, Remy Bumppo, Eclipse, and Theatre at the Center. For eight years he was an Assistant Lighting Designer with the Washington National Opera. He has been an Associate and Assistant Lighting Designer for many national and international opera companies including Los Angeles, Dallas, San Diego, Atlanta, the Canadian Opera Company (Toronto), and The New Israeli Opera (Tel Aviv). Michael is the Chair of the Department of Theatre at Purdue University and is the co-author of Designing with Light: An Introduction to Stage Lighting. He is a member of United Scenic Artists – Local USA829.